Airbnb is on a mission to help hosts make energy efficiency improvements to their rental homes. Launching the pilot program in May of this year, Massachusetts is the first state to be on the receiving end of the incentives, which offer hosts up to $2,000 to install heat pumps and $500 for weatherization upgrades. What makes this deal even sweeter is the Airbnb grant complements an already existing state-wide utility-supported program called Mass Save. Both programs can be applied towards tax credits, which means more money in the bank for Airbnb homeowners and upgrades that benefit the environment. Travis Estes, chief operating officer at Abode Energy Management in Massachusetts, believes this is an exciting time for Airbnb guests, as they are being exposed to energy efficiency improvements that are helping our society shift from carbonization to electrification.

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