ReSource Ipswich is the first in-state utility decarbonization program, brought to you by the Town of Ipswich Utilities Department.
Home Efficiency Audits
It all starts with a no-cost home efficiency audit to learn how your home can be more efficient. A qualified efficiency expert will explore your home and evaluate what changes you can make to reduce carbon usage. Once the audit is complete, our experts will provide you with an action plan to help you to prioritize energy efficiency, electrification, waste reduction and water conservation measures in and around your home. Completing the recommended measures will not only improve comfort, but also save money!
Call (866) 306-0909 to schedule your no-cost audit today!
Book your appointment on-line by visiting our Online Scheduling page.
September 23, 2023 10am-1pm
Ipswich Drives (and Rides) Electric!
CALLING ALL EV ENTHUSIASTS and FUTURE EV OWNERS!
Join us at the Town Hall to show off your Electric Vehicle, or learn about EV ownership
- Kick the tires of the Ford Lightning
- Ask current EV owners about the benefits of EV driving
- Check out the Radical Adventures New England E-Bikes!
- Learn about available incentives for going electric.
June 3, 2023 10am-2pm
The Sustainable Summer Showcase is coming back for its 2nd year, bigger and better than last year!
Come learn about battery powered lawn equipment from Stihl USA, hear from State Representative Kristin Kassner about local and state-wide decarbonization initiatives, learn about how you can reduce energy usage and costs in your home by signing up for a no-cost audit, enjoy live music, and local food and so much more! Check back for more information as we get closer to June.....
April 13 7pm-9pm
Join the conversation about the challenges posed by sea level rise and opportunities for coastal reconstruction. Hear from the Water Department, and Public works about projects and plans related to adapting to climate change. ReSource will be there to provide information about our decarbonization program too!
December 3 9am-Noon
Recycle your old incandescent string lights with us, and receive a 15% coupon for new LED string lights to thank you for choosing to recycle!
Visit our informational booth at the Downtown Tuesday, and Castle Hill Concerts all summer long!
Sustainable Summer Showcase June 4, 2022 10am-1pm
Connected Homes Program
Refer to the table below to learn which devices and brands are eligible for participation in Connected Homes.
|Electric Vehicle Charger*||ChargePoint||$10|
|Electric Vehicle Charger||Enel X JuiceBox||$10|
|Electric Hot Water Heater||GE||$5|
|Electric Hot Water Heater||Rheem||$5|
|Wi-Fi Thermostat||Google Nest**||$5|
Air Source Heat Pump Assessment
Are you interested in upgrading your home heating and cooling system and want to explore clean energy options? Consider purchasing an air source heat pump. Ipswich Electric Light Department (IELD) customers are eligible for a no-cost air source heat pump assessment!
Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with an independent heat pump expert to learn how the technology works, understand how they can reduce your heating costs, and receive guidance on using heat pumps for supplementary or whole-home heating. This assessment will ensure that the air source heat pump size and configuration is optimized for your home and heating and cooling goals, helping to avoid the risk of an oversized or undersized system and outsized bills.
Call (866) 306-0909 for your assessment.
Available Rebates and Incentives
Rebates are available for the following appliances that meet Energy Star's current standards. Additional requirements and conditions may be required. Visit energystar.gov to see if your purchase qualifies.
|Freezer >12 Cu Ft||$50.00|
|Heat Pump Dryer (Electric)||$500.00|
|Pool Pump (Two Speed)||$175.00|
|Pool Pump (Variable Speed)||$250.00|
|Heat Pump Water Heater (≤55 gal. & Electric)||$500.00|
|Induction Stove Range / Cook-tops||up to $750.00|
Customers purchasing WaterSense labeled products are eligible for the following rebates. Visit epa.gov/watersense for a qualified product list.
|Low Flow Toilets||$100.00|
|Showerheads||25% up to $50.00|
|Bathroom Faucets||25% up to $50.00|
|Irrigation Controllers||25% up to $100|
|Spray Sprinkler Bodies||25%|
|Pre-Rinse Spray Valves||25% up to $50.00|
One of each equipment type per customer allowed. Eligibility of miscellaneous items is subject to change and may not be limited to the following items; hedge trimmer, leaf blower, power washer, etc. Contact the Utilities Department for more information regarding eligibility.
|Equipment Type||Rebate Amount|
|Zero-Turn Riding Lawn Mower||50% up to $400|
|Riding Lawn Mower (Not Zero Turn)||50% up to $200|
|Push Lawn Mower||50% up to $100|
|Snow Blower||50% up to $100|
|Miscellaneous Equipment||50% up to $40|
Connected Homes is a new program that leverages the technology of smart appliances and devices into cost savings on electricity prices- which we then pass on to you! Eligible devices include batteries, electric vehicle chargers, thermostats, and more!
Learn more and enroll by visiting the Connected Homes Program website!
A rebate of 75% of the cost (up to $2,000) is available for the following efficiency measures after completion of a FREE Home Efficiency Assessment through the ReSource Ipswich program. Customers who install air source heat pumps along with these measures are eligible for a full 75% of the weatherization project cost with NO incentive limit!
|Blower Door Test & Air Sealing and Insulation (must be bundles with air sealing when recommended)||75%, up to $2,000|
|Measures Bundled with Air Source Heat Pump Installation||75% Total Weatherization Project Cost|
Massachusetts has ambitious emissions reduction targets, and transitioning residential heating systems to rely on electricity rather than fossil fuels is a key component to making that happen. The transition benefits homeowners with potentially lower heating costs, cleaner in home air quality and the ability to heat and cool a home with less equipment.
Qualified systems are air-source heat pumps or ductless mini-split heat pumps meeting NEEP standards.
A total rebate of $1,000 per year is available for eligible households that install a qualified system. Customers are strongly encouraged to complete a no-cost Home Efficiency Audit or Air Source Heat Pump Assessment prior to their project.
Rebates up to $10,000 are now available through MassSave for Ipswich residents replacing natural gas with air source heat pumps!
Need Help With Financing Your Project?
Ipswich residents, served by National Grid for Gas may be eligible for the MassSave HEAT Loan.
The Mass Save® HEAT Loan offers interest-free financing opportunities up to $25,000 for energy-efficient home upgrades like the installation of air source heat pumps (central or ductless mini-split), ground source heat pumps, heat pump water heaters , insulation, and more for natural gas customers. To get started, call Mass Save at 866-527-SAVE to schedule a Home Energy Assessment. A Mass Save representative will provide information on opportunities to improve your efficiency and where financing can help.
Solar PV Interconnection
Ipswich Electric Light Department customers interested in pursuing solar interconnection should review the ELD's Solar Interconnection Process & Application document.
Please be aware, those pursuing the ELD's current incentive of $0.30/watt, up to $3,000, should consider the ELD’s requirements for Interconnection, which are detailed in our Distributed Generation Net Metering Policy, and the requirements for the incentive program.
- The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center - For more information about adopting clean energy visit MassCEC.com.
- Greenscapes North Shore Coalition - Sustainable landscaping practices drastically reduce water usage, encourage groundwater recharge, protect our water supply, and reduce stormwater pollution. Learn more about sustainable landscaping practices at greenscapes.org
- Ipswich Public Library - Want to test out electric lawn equipment before you buy? Visit the Library of Things at ipswichlibrary.org to see a catalog of their lendable items and reserve your today!
- Black Earth Compost - Curbside Composting -The Ipswich Waste Reduction Advisory Committee, in conjunction with the Department of Public Works, encourages residents to participate in the curbside food waste collection. Black Earth Compost picks up organics at your curb each Wednesday. Participants receive a free 12-gallon, wheeled collection cart with a locking lid. Participate in compost pickups and return food scraps and other organic material to the soil to be reused.
- Deconstruction and Recovery of Building Materials - Recovering materials such as kitchen
cabinets, lumber, flooring, plumbing fixtures, windows, and doors for reuse keeps material out of the landfill, saves on disposal costs, and donors qualify for a tax deduction if the material goes to a registered 501 (c)3 non-profit.
There are several places to donate used building materials in Massachusetts and many offer pick up.
|Boston Building Resources||bostonbuildingresources.com||617-442-2262|
|Habitat for Humanity ReStore||restorencm.org/donate||978-227-5556|
If you want to learn more about deconstruction, or need help getting started, call the RecyclingWorks in MA hotline at 888-254-5525 or visit their website.
- WaterSense- A voluntary partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for helping you save water. Visit the website for tips and tricks to reduce your water usage and find products that use at least 20% less water and save energy!
- Energy Star- A program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy that promotes energy efficiency, and provides information on the energy consumption of products and devices to save money and make your home more energy efficient. Visit the website to learn more about lowering energy bills, improving comfort, and reducing emissions in your home.