HeatSmart Massachusetts (HeatSmart Mass) seeks to increase the adoption of small-scale clean heating and cooling technologies in participating communities through a competitive solicitation process that aggregates homeowner buying power to lower installation prices for participants.

MassCEC will not be offering funding for 2021 HeatSmart campaigns

If you have an interest in running a HeatSmart-style campaign in the upcoming year, please review the resources in the Solarize-HeatSmart Toolkit and stay tuned for more materials to be posted in the coming months. Additionally, if you would like to speak with MassCEC for guidance please reach out to heatsmartmass@masscec.com, and we can set up a time to speak with you!

Communities with a higher prevalence of high cost heating fuels are great candidates for HeatSmart-style program! Households with high cost heating fuels (oil, electric resistance, and propane) will see the highest cost savings for switching to clean heating and cooling. Review this map to see the number of households in your community that heat with high cost heating fuels.

Individuals interested in participating in the program must own property located in a community that is running an active HeatSmart Mass program. To see a map of communities that have participated or are participating, click here.

If you are a designated Green Community you may be eligible for additional funding to help subsidize the costs of running a HeatSmart-style campaign through your application to Green Communities Grant funding this year. For more information on eligibility for this funding from the Green Communities Grant Program please click here.

2020 HeatSmart Mass Program 

The following communities are participating in the 2020 round:

Melrose (closed)

Newton (on-going)

2019 HeatSmart Mass Completed Programs & Earlier Rounds

Several communities who participated in the 2019 HeatSmart Mass Program have now completed their campaigns.

For final results for all communities: see HeatSmart Mass Program Results page for final information on all campaigns.

For contact information:

For individual community contact information, email heatsmart@masscec.com

In order to support communities across Massachusetts in conducting community clean energy initiatives, MassCEC has created the Solarize-HeatSmart Toolkit.

Our goal is to provide communities that are interested in running a Solarize or HeatSmart-styled campaign with resources and valuable information necessary to create their own clean energy adoption programs.We hope to harness the energy and motivations your town has to create lasting climate action. Resources will include materials to assist in community outreach, marketing, installer selection, campaign management, event planning, and campaign wrap-up and analysis.

Please visit www.masscec.com/solarize-heatsmart-toolkit to view the full resource.

The HeatSmart Massachusetts Program is a partnership between MassCEC and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).

How it works

HeatSmart Mass is a community-based outreach and education program that will encourage the adoption of clean heating and cooling technologies including air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, automated wood heating, and solar hot water. The Program aims to increase community awareness and increase adoption of residential and small-scale commercial clean heating and cooling installations through a group purchasing model. HeatSmart Mass, now launching its third year of campaigns, is modeled on the highly successful Solarize Massachusetts program, which is now in its tenth year. 

Each participating community competitively selects designated installer(s) to offer one or more of the clean heating and cooling technologies to interested residents.

HeatSmart Mass Community Marketing Proposals

Developing a marketing proposal prior to the launch of a community group purchasing campaign can provide a useful roadmap for communities and may benefit program results. It may be helpful to refer to the marketing plans for the communities that participated in the HeatSmart Pilot or 2019 round, or are currently participating in the 2020 round. All community marketing plans and other resources are available below.

HeatSmart Mass Community Marketing Proposals & Technologies (2018-2020)
2020

Melrose

  • Air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, and solar hot water

Newton

  • Air-source heat pumps and heat pump water heaters
   
2019

Arlington-Winchester

  • Air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, automated wood heating, and solar hot water

Belmont

  • Air-source heat pumps

Hudson-Stow

  • Air-source heat pumps, and ground-source heat pumps

Marshfield

  • Air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, automated wood heating, and solar hot water
2018

Bolton-Harvard

  • Air-source heat pumps, and ground-source heat pumps

Concord-Carlisle-Lincoln

  • Air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, automated wood heating

Great Barrington

  • Air-source heat pumps

Nantucket

  • Air-source heat pumps (proposal only), and solar hot water

 

Program Results

To see a map of communities that have participated or are participating, as well as their total program contracts, click here.

Pilot Program Results

 

Initial Interests

Site Visits

Contracts Signed

Community

ASHP

GSHP

AWH

SHW

ASHP

GSHP

AWH

SHW

ASHP

GSHP

AWH

SHW

Bolton/Harvard

176

119

- -

118

52

-

-

35

12

-

-

Carlisle/Concord/Lincoln

273

164

56

-

163

62

1

-

40

23

1

-

Nantucket

-

- -

61

-

- -

14

- - -

5

Great Barrington

73

-

- -

40

-

- -

1

-

- -
Total 522 283 56 61 321 114 1 14 76 35 1 5

 

2019 Program Results

 

Initial Interests

Site Visits

Contracts Signed

Community

ASHP

GSHP

AWH

SHW

ASHP

GSHP

AWH

SHW

ASHP

GSHP

AWH

SHW

Arlington/Winchester

554 260 68 281 377 34 10 123 154 10 2 58
Belmont 220 - - - 114 - - - 42 - - -
Hudson/Stow 257 26 - - 183 18 - - 63 7 - -
Marshfield 35 13 10 20 18 1 0 10 6 0 0 3
Total 1066 299 78 301 692 53 10 133 265 17 2 61