HeatSmart Mass is a community-based outreach and education program that will encourage clean heating and cooling technologies that include air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, central biomass heating, and solar hot water. The Program aims to help 1) drive down the installation cost and 2) increase deployment of residential and small-scale commercial clean heating and cooling installations through a group purchasing model.
Each participating community competitively selects designated installer(s) to offer one or more of the clean heating and cooling technologies to interested residents.
How it works:
Interested communities should develop a marketing proposal prior to the launch of a community group purchasing campaign. This can provide a useful roadmap for communities, and may benefit program results. Through an RFP, MassCEC will competitively select Communities to participate in the HeatSmart Mass. Each Community is required designate a Municipal Representative, a lead volunteer (“HeatSmart Coach”), and a team of volunteers. As part of the Community selection process, MassCEC will conduct an in-person or phone interview with the each applicant Community.
Along with the release of this RFP, MassCEC is concurrently releasing an RFP for technical consultants to provide support for HeatSmart Mass. Selected Technical Consultants will provide technical assistance for installer selection and provide technical support to Communities during implementation of the Program. MassCEC and the selected Technical Consultant will work with all selected Communities between Community selection and the customer sign-up period to encourage residents to complete no-cost Mass Save energy audits.
Technology Offered Through HeatSmart Mass:
- Air-source Heat Pumps (“ASHP”) (Learn More)
- Ground-source Heat Pumps (“GSHP”) (Learn More)
- Solar Hot Water (Learn More)
- Central Biomass Heating (Learn More)
- Note: This source is controversial due to the degree to which it reduces emissions. No Fracked Gas in Mass does not endorse this form of heating
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