As highlighted by the U.S. Department of Energy, energy efficiency is “one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to combat climate change, clean the air we breathe, improve the competitiveness of our businesses and reduce energy costs for consumers”. The resources in this section cover a wide variety of energy and energy efficiency technologies, programs, and incentives.
Have a question about a resource listed here? Contact the Sustainability Coordinator, Shawn Luz.
A variety of financial assistance programs and related resources are available for residents facing challenges with utility bill costs. Please visit the links below to learn more about available programs and eligibility requirements:
Eversource Payment Plants and Assistance: Eversource offers income-based assistance and other programs to support customers. These include offers such as discounted utility rates as well as payment plans such as the New Start program and payment plans.
South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) Energy and Financial Assistance: In addition to a variety of other services that they offer, SMOC provides a variety of income-based assistance programs to improve energy affordability for residents. Visit their website to learn more about programs such as fuel assistance, weatherization programs, and the Heating Emergency Assistance Retrofit Task Weatherization Assistance Program.
Framingham Housing Rehabilitation Program: The Community Development Department offers the Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program to eligible households and individuals. This program assists low- and moderate-income homeowners in Framingham with emergency home refurbishments that can include HVAC energy upgrades.
Massachusetts Home Energy Assistance Programs: More information about the above programs and other resources can be found on the state’s website here.
Mass EnergyCENTS: A comprehensive, state-run website for rebates and incentives that includes filtering for income eligible residents.
Sign up for a Utility Bill Checkup
Are you concerned about the cost of your electricity bills? A Utility Bill Check-Up can help you get to know your bill and if you’re paying more than you should, including by paying too much to a 3rd party energy supplier. Sign up for a utility bill checkup with All In Energy, a partner of the City's energy efficiency outreach and municipal aggregation development team:
Explore Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
The City of Framingham and Town of Natick are participating in the Community First Partnership offered by the Sponsors of Mass Save. We are working with Mass Save Sponsor, Eversource, to provide cost-saving energy efficiency solutions to residents and small businesses in our communities. Click the banner above or links below to learn learn more about available offers and to sign up:
Renters, owners and landlords of single-family homes, apartments or condos in buildings with 1-4 units can save energy and money, starting with a no-cost Home Energy Assessment.
If you live in a single family home or 2-4 unit building and qualify as low-income, you may be eligible for energy-saving upgrades that can lower your energy bills and improve home comfort at no cost. Property owners may also be eligible based on their, or theirs tenants’ income.
Owners of single-family homes, apartments and condos in 1-4 unit buildings may be eligible for rebates to upgrade to high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment.
Property owners or managers of residential buildings with more than 5 units can request a Mass Save Multi-Family Energy Assessment at no cost. The rebates and incentives available for energy efficiency upgrades can increase property value and reduce operating costs.