The Buddy System

Since our creation, we have expanded the vision of Senior Master Sgt. William “Buddy” Tolliver and the Special Study Group to encourage economic growth, workforce development in smart growth cities and investment in renewable energy and Hemp products.

Moving forward our mission will be to place our participants in training programs creating an atmosphere of learning and a hands-on approach to business development in any number of our renewable energy and transportation programs.

Dept. of Energy

Our organization works with energy conscious industry lead venders to identify people who qualify for a variety of benefits and other green solutions. No matter who you are we have a program for you.
If you are a resident of Massachusetts and live in a 1-4 unit home and are looking to save on your energy bills there are a number of programs that Relevant Energy Concepts can plug you into.

Relevant Energy Concepts has taken several actions that advance energy efficiency through partnerships with rural electric cooperatives, home efficiency upgrades, and private-sector partnerships. Our mission is to cut carbon emissions while creating jobs and saving families hundreds of dollars.

RECON strives to ensure that every household in the state receive energy services and an energy evaluation of there building’s integrity so we can identify any deficiencies that may result in health and safety hazards that could jeopardize the long-term viability of the property over time.

Our purpose for the site visits are to collect all necessary information needed to conduct an appropriate energy, water, health, and environmental analysis including sufficient information to create an accurate energy model. Your Audit will include an in-person visit to the project site so we can complete some of the following tasks:
1. Preparation, scheduling, and tenant notification (prior to visit)
2. Interviews of owners and managers
3. Safety and code observations
4. Visual inspections (ALM) and diagnostic testing to evaluate the efficiency and condition of the building envelope and your Furnace ,boiler and water heating systems

               

  • LED lighting Exchange 80%
  • Weatherization Program 70%
  • Renewable Retrofits 90%

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of clients do you work with?

RECON offers a free of service energy audit and LED lighting replacement for income eligible persons and others that include renters and home owners who are also entitled to apply into our referral’s program to reduce their Carbon Footprint,
Energy efficiency services provided at no-cost through this program may include:
Free Refrigerators
Weatherization
Electric Motor Vehicles
Faucet Aerators
Freezers
Window AC Units
Washing Machines
Dehumidifiers
LED Light Bulbs

No-cost replacement of an existing boiler or furnace may be possible if the existing heating system is determined to be inefficient and eligible for replacement.
If you are receiving assistance from a CAP program you may also be eligible to receive the Utility Discount Rate and the efficiency services described above for free: Backers of these programs may include Columbia Gas, National Grid and Eversource.

What should I expect?

Mandatory Combustion Appliance Safety Test

In any sampled unit with  combustion appliances a Combustion Appliance Safety Test will be conducted by our certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) Professionals. Deficiencies will be reported to the owner or owner’s representative in any failed tested system. The owner will be responsible to arrange for corrections of any failed tested system. If there are no combustion appliances in the dwelling units and it is determined that the testing is unnecessary a statement confirming this fact will be included in the report.

Duct Leakage Test
Duct leakage tests may be conducted for all systems that have an adequate amount of supply or return air duct in unconditioned space. For the purposes of the duct test requirements ducts located in the space between two conditioned floors shall be within conditioned space. The system leakage must be corrected per the BPI standards protocols and leakage targets for existing buildings, additions, and alterations.

Energy Efficiency
Measures claimed for performance compliance in the ACM software (estimate of energy savings) are based on demonstrated potentials to achieve quantifiable electricity or gas (kWh, kW or therm) savings. The Panel install will reduce energy used potentially for space heating, space cooling, HVAC systems, domestic hot water systems, pumps, fans, appliances, and lighting.

 

Do you have an affiliate program?

RECON Builders

Our signature program builds upon community development and the concerns of our constituent’s apprehensions about active shooter scenarios that are presently affecting our cities, towns and public schools. The vital issue of protecting students in schools from the threat of active shooters is something we must do everything in our power to help resolve.

We believe every teacher and school official should have simple training and ready access to our programs so that any one of them can identify a problem child and will be able to stop or greatly diminish the threat of an active shooter.
Relevant Energy Concepts (RECON) played a pivotal role in the formation of the Massachusetts Affinity Group (MAG). The group consisted of 13 local leaders and professional businessmen and women who formed this partnership on behalf of Veterans,MGM Springfield and Boots To Business.

Let's Build Together

Drop us a line anytime, and one of our customer service reps will respond to you as soon as possible

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Weatherization Assistance Programs

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Renewable Retrofits

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LED Lighting Exchange

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Appliance Exchange