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Clean Heating and Cooling Communities


This program is aimed at getting groups of homes and businesses in New York State to install clean heating and cooling (CH&C) technologies. CH&C technologies like ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, solar heating and cooling, and biomass can help lower energy bills and reduce emissions of harmful greenhouse gases while making homes and businesses more comfortable.

NYSERDA is supporting communities in implementing multi-year community-based outreach and education campaigns.

Building on the success of community campaigns like Solarize, NYSERDA is tapping into the power of communities to increase consumer awareness of CH&C technologies and their benefits, help reduce installation costs, and jump-start the CH&C market. CH&C Campaigns help homes and businesses in the same area install these technologies through locally organized community outreach. Community members can negotiate rates collectively, select an installer competitively, and decrease up-front costs by enrolling in a local campaign.


NYSERDA will work with Community-based Organizations (CBOs) and local governments to help communities:

  • Increase consumer awareness of CH&C technologies
  • Reduce costs associated with the purchase and installation of CH&C projects
  • Increase local adoption of CH&C technologies
  • Grow the available workforce trained on installations
  • Increase participation of low- to moderate- income (LMI) households

Who is Eligible

CBOs and local governments representing a county, city, town, borough, or region outside of Long Island with at least 40,000 residents can apply. Whether you are a designer, an installer, a homeowner, a government official, or a CBO, you may be able to participate in a CH&C Campaign near you!

  • Designers and Installers may apply to a local CH&C Campaign’s Installer Request For Proposals (RFP).
  • Homeowners and Small Businesses interested in participating in a CH&C Campaign should contact their local community leaders to be part of the campaign.

If you have any questions, please contact the Clean Heating & Cooling team at CHCCC@nyserda.ny.gov.