MassCEC’s Buildings Team is excited to announce two new pilot initiatives: EmPower Massachusetts and Decarbonization Pathways.
EmPower Massachusetts is an initiative focused on exploring solutions to equitable access to the benefits of clean energy solutions with the best demonstrated capacity to meaningfully reduce energy burden (e.g., solar PV, including community solar, and energy efficiency) for previously underserved populations in the Commonwealth, including Environmental Justice populations, renters, or communities disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards (e.g. air quality).
Decarbonization Pathways seeks to reimagine the energy assessment with the goal of helping homes fully decarbonize in the most streamlined way possible. The first goal of the program will be to develop a new and fully comprehensive residential decarbonization assessment protocol. The next goals will be to perform the assessment on a diverse cohort of around 100 homes, and help those homes create customized decarbonization plans. MassCEC also intends to offer incentives to help the participants move forward with some or all of their decarbonization plan.
We are still designing both pilots and we realize stakeholder feedback is crucial to creating the most impactful programs. We'd love to have your feedback as soon as possible as we design these pilots. Feedback received by December 18th will be most impactful in shaping our next steps.