By Celis Brisbin, Programs Manager
Will D’Arrigo and Alec Danaher from ICF International spoke to the committee on Monday, June 8th in Boston, MA. The informative presentation focused on Mass Save’s residential new construction program, and showed the attentive audience how smart and easy it is to leverage their incentives! Mass Save is an initiative sponsored by the Massachusetts Gas and Electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers, including Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Liberty Utilities, National Grid, EVERSOURCE and Unitil. With ICF’s guidance, Will and Alec showed how the interconnected organizations can present builders with enormous savings through building green! These savings (and incentives) are determined by actual performance, or by prescriptive measures.
Will spoke on the Low Rise single and multifamily new construction process, while Alec filled us in on the High-Rise multifamily process. After touching on all of the processes for low rise paths, Will showed us a fantastic example of savings through the process, in a new Salisbury, MA home. Alec guided us through the commercial high rise process, and showed how Cheriton Heights implemented the Mass Save program, and had incredible monetarily savings. The meeting was incredibly informative as we are residents of Massachusetts, and some are looking to build. Thanks again guys for your time and knowledge!