Mass Save COVID-19 Information
For a period of time, the Massachusetts Program Administrators suspended all on-premise vendor contracted energy efficiency services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While energy reductions achieved by the energy efficiency programs help improve long-term public health, the COVID-19 pandemic concerns facing our communities take precedence. Given updated regional and federal communications and recent guidance, we have resumed only energy efficiency work which can be safely implemented. All services are being delivered based on health and safety guidelines. These guidelines were developed by health and safety experts and are based on the latest science regarding lowering the transmission of COVID-19.
This webpage was created to provide real-time communications to important business partners and customers. We have archived the previous version of Frequently Asked Questions, which you can find here. Current and still relevant Frequently Asked Questions are provided below.
As we head into colder months, and with recent reports reflecting an increase of COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth, we would like to take this opportunity to remind our business partners to stay vigilant and continue to follow the health and safety guidelines adopted by the Program Administrators. It’s important that you continue to follow the guidelines in practice and not give way to “pandemic fatigue.” The health and safety of you, our business partners, and our customers is of the utmost importance.
- Click here to access Environmental Health & Engineering’s website for the health & safety guidelines, a recording of a webinar on EH&E’s health & safety guidelines as well as other training materials for work involving customer contact. Contractors are requested to train additional field personnel on these guidelines internally using these materials.
- Click here for an overview of our efforts to date.
- Click here for a list of other training opportunities on our Events Page.
We are working remotely and all have access to our systems and do not foresee any delays. Please reach out to your Program Administrator contacts if you have specific questions.
Residential, Commercial and Industrial customers who are unable to make their energy efficiency loan payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, should reach out to their respective loan servicer to discuss what options may be available. Commercial and Industrial customers that participate in the Program Administrator’s bill repayment programs (i.e., Small Business Energy Efficiency Loan) should reach out directly to the Program Administrator’s customer service department.
Please reach out to your Program Administrator contacts if you have questions about specific projects and cannot find an answer within this FAQs document.
No, the Program Administrators do not endorse specific products or solutions claiming to improve health or safety outcomes. The Program Administrators have seen numerous recommendations pertaining to implementing technologies or changing the operation of a building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to reduce airborne virus exposure. We encourage residents and businesses to consult appropriate industry experts including but not limited to HVAC designers, hygienists and environmental health consultants before considering implementation of these kinds of recommendations.
There are also nationally recognized industry groups such as American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) that provide recommendations pertaining to preparedness for COVID-19. The link is located here: ASHRAE’s COVID-19 Resources.
It should be noted that some recommendations such as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, pressurization, enhanced filtration, temperature and humidity control, increased outdoor air ventilation/change rates, or bypassing heat recovery may result in increased energy usage. While some of our on-premise offerings are currently suspended, please visit our Home, Business and Multi-Family pages on the home page of MassSave.com to read about the offerings that are currently available. To help mitigate potential increases in energy use, the Program Administrators recommend reviewing our energy savings tips to see what energy efficiency opportunities exist for your home or business.
View Archived COVID-19 Information to review previous updates.
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