According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Massachusetts was the most efficient state in 2015, just edging out California. Five of the top 10 states are in the Northeast. Massachusetts was recognized as being the most energy-efficient state for the fifth consecutive year. According to the group’s scoring methodology, Massachusetts scored 44 out of a possible 50 points, two more points than it scored in 2014.
Energy Efficiency A Priority in MA
One area in which Massachusetts performed particularly well is in its utility policies and programs, earning a perfect score for the second consecutive year. The local utilities reported significant investments in their electricity and natural gas programs, and helped their customers reduce their electricity consumption by 2.5% during 2015. The state has also developed programs that establish energy savings goals, and encourage utilities and utility customers to systematically reduce their energy consumption.
Massachusetts also scored well in terms of its building energy codes. Since 2012, the state has improved its energy efficiency standards for both residential and commercial buildings, and is expected to continue improving energy efficiency standards for new construction. The state is also a leader in measuring both efficiency and compliance with established standards.
Massachusetts was also recognized for its grants, rebates and bond programs designed to support investments in energy efficiency by residents, businesses and municipalities. The state has made a long-term commitment to energy efficiency by adopting the Green Communities Act in 2008, and has recently finalized energy efficiency targets through 2018.
Mitsubishi ductless heating and cooling can be a big part of your own energy efficiency programs. Ductless systems are more efficient than most other generally available heating and cooling products. In addition, they’re highly cost-effective. You can use ductless heating and cooling to supplement your existing system, but you can also use a ductless system to replace an old, inefficient heating/cooling system of any kind.
Now is a great time to consider going ductless. Currently, Boston-area residents can take advantage of utility rebates of up to $500 to reduce the cost of purchasing a ductless system. We also have easy financing terms available.
If you’d like more information about how you can contribute to making your home or business more energy efficient without sacrificing comfort, contact us at New England Ductless at (617) 915-2803.