HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester is a new local program offering a simple way for residents and small businesses to learn about and purchase clean heating and cooling technologies. The campaign is led by a dedicated group of volunteers and supported by the Towns of Arlington and Winchester, the Mass Clean Energy Center and the Mass Dept. of Energy Resources. HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester is promoting four clean heating and cooling technologies that can help our residents save money, conserve energy and be more comfortable year-round while also reducing carbon pollution. These technologies include: Air Source Heat Pumps, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Solar Hot Water and Modern Wood Heating. Using a model similar to the Solarize Mass Campaign that Arlington ran in 2012, HeatSmart utilizes transparent group-purchasing discounts, vetted and high quality installers and educational events to make transitioning to a cleaner future easy.
Energy Products and Providers
Arlington CCA: In August of 2017, the Town of Arlington launched the Arlington Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program for residents and businesses. The primary goals of the program are to provide annual savings and rate stability for participating consumers. However, the program also offers participants exciting renewable energy options from which to choose. Learn more about ArlingtonCCA program.
Energy Star: A joint project of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy helping to save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Includes Energy Star product information, tips and facts about home improvement, a rebate finder, and more.
Eversource (formerly NStar) Residential Home Page: Eversource offers a variety of tips for saving energy and money.
Energy Conservation Organizations
Green Communities: The Green Communities Division strives to help all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns find clean energy solutions that reduce long-term energy costs and strengthen local economies. The division provides technical assistance and financial support for municipal initiatives to improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy in public buildings, facilities and schools.
Sustainable Arlington: A Town committee dedicated to acting on a local level to achieve climate stabilization and other important environmental goals.
Green Buildings: EPA New England informational website includes a green building guide, climate change action plan, greenscapes, and more.