New Construction & Major Renovations
Incentives, ideas and expertise for building energy efficiency into every project.
Everyone is looking for value more than ever these days. We can help you create that value—and long-lasting energy savings and minimize carbon emissions—in all your project designs. We can show you how to optimize your building's energy use and offset the incremental construction costs associated with the including energy-efficient equipment and systems that do not use fossil fuels. Engage with us early (during concept and schematic design) to take advantage of the widest range of pathway options.
Each of our pathways include a special focus on cold climate heat pumps. Include air source heat pumps, variable refrigerant flow systems or ground source heat pumps in the design of your new construction or major renovation project and receive the following per-ton incentives:
- Air Source Heat Pumps: $800/ton
- Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems: $1,200/ton
- Ground Source Heat Pumps: $4,500/ton
Whether your project is large or small, National Grid offers a range of paths you can take to elevate building performance, carbon reduction, comfort, health and, of course, long-term energy savings:
Path 1: Net Zero & Low EUI Buildings
Focuses on design as well as post occupancy energy use intensity (EUI)** outcomes
- Solutions for buildings 10,000 square feet or greater that engage early in design (schematic or design development)
- Comprehensive technical expertise and financial incentives for zero net energy (ZNE), ZNE ready, and very low EUI** projects
Path 2: Whole Building Energy Use Intensity (EUI) Reduction Approach
Focuses on EUI project design outcomes for larger and fairly complex projects that are not good candidates for Path 1
- Solutions for buildings 50,000 square feet or greater that engage before the end of design development
- Comprehensive technical expertise and financial incentives for meeting EUI reduction goals
Note: this design-focused pathway does not have a post occupancy performance component, which is the hallmark of Path 1.
Path 3: The High Performance Buildings
Focuses on energy reduction opportunities for a variety of project types including:
- Whole building projects of any size where customers do not wish to set and pursue an EUI target (as is necessary for Path 1 or 2 participation).
- Projects that are not whole buildings (e.g., tenant fit outs, open air parking garages).
- Projects that have heavy process loads (e.g., industrial).
- Projects where customers have interest in discrete measures only (e.g. heat pump).
- Comprehensive technical expertise and financial incentives for non-energy-intensive projects
What path is right for your next project?
*A major renovation would qualify if the scope is such that occupancy is not possible during construction and where scope includes at least 3 of the following 5 systems: 1) Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, 2) Domestic Hot Water, 3) Lighting, 4) Building Envelop, and 5) Process Equipment.
**Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is calculated as KBtu per square foot per year. Similar to a "miles per gallon rating," it is a way to compare the energy use of a building against other similar buildings and against itself over time.