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Home Energy Assessments

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NextZero, formerly known as the HELPS (Home Energy Loss Prevention Services) Program, is delivered by the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC).

NextZero provides energy education, home energy audits, assistance with home energy improvements, and ENERGY STAR appliance rebates to utility customers in the following towns:

Ashburnham, Boylston, Chicopee, Groton, Holden, Holyoke, Hull, Ipswich, Marblehead, Paxton, Peabody, Princeton, Russell, Shrewsbury, South Hadley, Sterling, Templeton, Wakefield, and West Boylston

Eligible home energy efficiency improvement may include:

  • Air sealing and insulation
  • High efficient heating, cooling, and water heating equipment
  • Appliances
  • Wireless enabled thermostats
  • Solar
  • New construction and gut-rehab projects
  • Wi-fi equipped residential electric vehicle charge

Learn about the NextZero Heat Pump Program here.

To learn more about what each NextZero town currently offers, please visit https://nextzero.org/.

*Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP) customers, please call 978-531-5975 to schedule a home energy audit.

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Eligible home energy efficiency improvements may include:

  • Air sealing and insulation
  • High efficient heating, cooling, and water heating equipment
  • Appliances
  • Wireless enabled thermostats
  • Solar
  • New construction and gut-rehab projects
  • Yard Equipment
  • And more!

Click here to learn about Air Source Heat Pumps!

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Mass Save offers no-cost home energy assessments to help homeowners make home improvements that save money, electricity and heating fuel. CET conducts Mass Save’s energy services for Berkshire Gas in Western Massachusetts. Our expert  opens in a new windowBPI-certified staff will help you identify and prioritize cost-effective improvements for your home and let you know about rebates and incentives to make it more affordable. Making your home energy-efficient is easier than ever with great incentives from Mass Save:

  • Save up to $2,000 on home energy upgrades such as insulation and air sealing
  • 0% interest HEAT Loan (up to $25,000 – see  opens in a new windowMassSave.com for the latest offers)

Homeowners who qualify for the loan can finance recommended upgrades such as insulation, air sealing, high efficiency heating and hot water systems, windows and solar hot water. Your first step to qualify for incentives is to sign up for a no-cost Mass Save home energy assessment.

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Renewable Energy

Whether offsetting your power or installing your own PV system, renewable energy choices make great strides to reducing your carbon footprint.

CONTACT US about Renewable Energy:
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Make your Home More Energy-Efficient

All homes can be more energy efficient and comfortable. Making your home more efficient will also save you money on your electric bill each month!

Build a High Performance Home

CET helps building and design professionals design and build homes and multifamily buildings that meet today’s cutting edge standards for performance. Learn more about how we can help you.

opens in a new windowHigh Performance Building Services

  • Passive House
  • Net Zero Energy
  • HERS Ratings
  • LEED for Homes
  • LEED for Multifamily
  • Blower Door Testing
  • Duct Leakage Testing
  • Incentive Programs:
    Mass Save, NYSERDA, Energize CT

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  • Single family new construction
  • Single family renovations and additions
  • Multifamily new construction
  • Multifamily renovations and additions
  • Mixed-use projects
  • Low rise and mid-rise buildings up to 8 stories
  • Non-residential buildings

Project Examples

Passive House
Garfield House
Williams College
Williamstown, MA

Passive House
Arango Residence
Amherst, MA

HERs Rated
The Lumberyard
Way Finders, Inc. & Valley Community Development Corporation
Northampton, MA

HERs Rated
Markesich Residence
Portland, CT

The Clarion
The Community Builders, Inc.
Boston, MA

Bullitt/Jonas Residence
Wright Builders
Northampton, MA

Leyden Woods Affordable Housing
The Community Builders, Inc.
Greenfield, MA

Habitat for Humanity –
MetroWest/Greater Worcester
Holliston, MA

Renovations & Additions
Jaques Ave Multi-Family
Worcester Common Ground
Worcester, MA

CONTACT US about High Performance Building:
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