COMMUNITY REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)
PILOT ROUND of the HeatSmart Westchester Program open for applications from Westchester County municipalities!
IMPORTANT DATE: Community applications DUE Friday, September 14, 2018
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) – to participate in the pilot HeatSmart Westchester campaign launching in Late October / Early November 2018 and concluding in Spring 2019!
Please note that for this pilot campaign, applicants must have previously participated in EITHER a Solarize campaign, OR an Energize campaign.
The objective of HeatSmart Westchester 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 in Westchester. By building and servicing a demand for clean energy options in home heating and cooling, the HeatSmart Westchester Program seeks simultaneously to displace high cost heating fuel (propane, heating oil) while lowering local greenhouse emissions.
Once the pilot HeatSmart Westchester Community is selected, the HeatSmart Westchester Campaign Team will begin the process of selecting 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 20-week community outreach campaign with the goal of dramatically increasing the number of existing CH&C installations in the HeatSmart Westchester Community.
If you would like your community to participate, encourage your community’s leaders to complete a Request for Information (RFI), which can be found below. To be eligible for the selection process communities must submit an application by Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
Please click on the links below to download the RFI (PDF) and Attachments A and B (which are in Word format for ease of completion):
For questions regarding the RFI, we encourage interested communities to contact Nina Orville at Nina@AbundantEfficiency.com or 914-693-6222.
For technical questions related to the services offered through the HeatSmart Westchester Program, we encourage interested communities to contact Nina Orville at Nina@AbundantEfficiency.com
or 914-693-6222, or Claire Kokoska at Claire@AbundantEfficiency.com or 401-451-1263.
Answers to questions that have been submitted about the RFI will be posted below.