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

Active CH&C Campaigns

Hover over a county for additional campaign details.

Campaign Organization Campaign Name Campaign Contact Information Status (Active/Inactive) Communities Technologies
Catskill Mountainkeeper, Inc. HeatSmart Ulster-Sullivan Sam Wright
Active Sullivan County and Ulster County ASHP
Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board HeatSmart CNY Lindsay Speer
Active Cayuga County, Cortland County, Madison County, Onondaga County, Oswego County ASHP
Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition HeatSmart Southern Tier Hailley Delisle
Active Tioga County, Broome County, Chenango County, Delaware County ASHP
Energy Improvement Corporation HeatSmart Orange Lauren Brois
914-302-7300 ext. 8102 
Active Orange County ASHP
Otsego County Conservation Association HeatSmart Otsego Bennett Sandler
Active Otsego County ASHP
City of Rochester Sustainable Homes Rochester Scott Oliver
585-546-3700 ext. 3003
Active City of Rochester ASHP
Solar Tompkins, Inc. HeatSmart Tompkins Jonathan Comstock
Active Tompkins County and bordering areas in contiguous counties ASHP
Sustainable Westchester HeatSmart Westchester Lauren Brois
914-302-7300 ext. 8102 
Active Westchester County ASHP
BlocPower Community Corp Green the Bronx! Keith Kinch
Active Bronx ASHP
Brooklyn Borough President Jeff Lowell
Active NYC Districts No. 2 and No. 6,
NYC Districts No. 3 and No. 17
Capital District Regional Planning Commission HeatSmart Capital Region Todd Fabozzi
Active Albany County, Schenectady County, Rensselaer County, Saratoga County, Warren County, Washington County, Greene County, Columbia County ASHP
PUSH Buffalo Sage Green
716-884-0356 ext. 232
Active Erie County ASHP
WestCop Bonnie Hagen
Active Putnam County ASHP
City of Utica HeatSmart Utica Jack Spaeth
Active City of Utica ASHP

In addition to the clean heating and cooling technologies listed for each campaign, all campaigns will also include home energy efficiency improvements as an option for customers.

ASHP = Air Source Heat Pumps,
GSHP = Ground Source Heat Pumps,
HPWH = Heat Pump Water Heaters,
Biomass = High-efficiency, low-emissions pellet stoves, pellet boilers, and cordwood boilers

Utility Contacts

Those interested in learning more about utility partnerships for a CH&C Campaign should contact their utility representative, using the information below.

Utility Contact Email Phone
Central Hudson TJ Rizzo 845-486-5265
Con Edison Christopher Raup 212-460-3651
National Grid Rachel McCrea 518-433-5030
NYSEG/RG&E Jennifer Turner 585-484-5221
Orange & Rockland Don Kennedy 845-577-3064