The City of Lowell has been selected to participate in the 2016 Energy Efficiency Community Initiative, sponsored by National Grid, with the goal of implementing energy-efficient action throughout the city. The National Grid initiative provides financial incentives to the city if enough residents implement energy saving measures such as no-cost home energy assessments, air sealing and insulation.

To bolster participation and reach a goal of 566 completed home energy assessments, the city is teaming up with the Lowell Green Buildings Commission, Mass Save® contractor Next Step Living, and dedicated volunteers and community groups throughout the city to get the word out about this important program.

To start saving energy and money while helping the city reach its goal, you can sign up here and complete your own home energy assessment.

What You Get with Your Home Energy Assessment

  • An expert, top-to-bottom inspection of your home with recommendations for saving money, improving your comfort and making your home more environmentally friendly
  • If needed, complimentary Instant Savings Measures such as high-efficiency light bulbs, water-saving fixtures and programmable thermostats
  • Access to additional rebates and incentives (e.g. no-cost air sealing or 75 percent off, up to $2,000, on insulation) and zero-interest financing
  • A combustion safety test to make sure that appliances such as heating systems, hot water heaters and stoves are operating safely and efficiently, without an excessive buildup of carbon monoxide