Westchester County

Would you like to bring climate friendly, cost-effective clean heating and cooling solutions to your community? Consider becoming the next Heat Smart Community.

The objective of HeatSmart is to significantly ramp up the rate of clean heating and cooling (ie. geothermal and air source heat pump) system adoption and energy efficiency in participating communities. By building and servicing a demand for clean energy options in home heating and cooling, HeatSmart seeks simultaneously to displace high cost heating fuel (propane, heating oil) while lowering local greenhouse emissions. Our campaigns are led by volunteers committed to making positive change in their community. Please consider helping out! We can help find a position that’s right for you.

Community Request
for Information

  • ROUND III of HeatSmart Westchester will open for applications from Westchester municipalities soon!
  • To sign up for updates on the Round III Application, please email [email protected]
  • To be eligible, applicant municipalities must, 1) be members of Sustainable Westchester; 2) have completed an Energize or Solarize campaign; and 3) be located in the region impacted by the Con Edison natural gas moratorium.
  • Sustainable Westchester and the HeatSmart Westchester Campaign Team requests submissions from Westchester communities – either (a) cities, towns, and villages or (b) a coalition of towns and / or villages (one joint application may be submitted on behalf of the applying coalition)

Once the pilot HeatSmart Westchester Community is selected, the HeatSmart Westchester Campaign Team will begin the process of selecting Clean Heating & Cooling (CH&C) installers through a separate Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

The selected CH&C installers will provide, at a minimum, competitive pricing, home CH&C assessments, collaboration in community outreach, and installation services. The selected HeatSmart Westchester Community and selected installers, with support from the HeatSmart Westchester Campaign Team, will develop and implement an approximately 30-week community outreach campaign with the goal of dramatically increasing the number of existing CH&C installations in the HeatSmart Westchester Community. Contact Lauren Brois for more information about how to sign up to be consideration as a preferred installer.

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