The purpose of this message is to assess who in Bolton might be interested in helping to conduct a new MASS CEC/DOER energy conservation program called HeatSmart Mass, subject to approval by the Board of Selectmen on August 31, 2017.
"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.”
It will be similar to Solarize Mass, but fosters teaming of up to 3 abutting towns and involves one (or more) of each of the following technologies (not wind or solar):
- Central Biomass Heating (e.g. pellets)
- Air Source Heat Pumps (“ASHPs”)
- Ground Source Heat Pumps (“GSHPs”)
- Solar Hot Water
For more details, see the website http://www.masscec.com/get-clean-energy/government-and-non-profit/heatsmart_mass?mc_cid=aa2e220f67&mc_eid=355a63d321
We are considering teaming with Harvard and possibly other abutting towns, focussing on ASHP, which seems to have generated a lot of interest here.
Please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you, or someone you know, are interested in one or more of the following levels of participation (see details in RFP):
- Municipal Representative
- HeatSmart Coach
- Volunteer (Similar to Solarize Mass) Roles can vary with time and would initially focus on submitting a winning proposal, then shift to issuing an installer RFP, evaluating their proposals to select a winner, along with marketing and outreach. The Solarize Mass Bolton proposal and other material is available as a starting point.