Clean Heating and Cooling 

 Who We Are 

HeatSmart Orange is a grassroots clean heating and cooling program where Orange County residents can  learn about improved technologies for your home or small business.


Through the campaign you can discover your eligibility for incentives to weatherize or take advantage of an opportunity to save on geothermal or air source heat pumps. They are cleaner, smarter and healthier options for your home or small business. 

HeatSmart Orange offers:

  • educational events and house tours

  • free home energy audits and campaign discounts

  • rebate paperwork assistance

  • phone and email support

For event updates follow us on Facebook or sign up for our emails! 

"With HeatSmart Orange the path to a more energy-efficient home is straightforward, headache-free, and affordable."
-Steve Neuhaus, County Executive


 A Dedicated Team & Amazing Volunteers 

HeatSmart Orange is a NYSERDA funded community outreach program that connects you to local heating and cooling and energy efficiency experts who offer the latest clean energy technologies.

Our community campaigns are volunteer-led outreach campaigns, supported by local sustainability groups and municipalities.  

The HeatSmart team is here to help guide you through the HeatSmart process and give you the information you need to make the best choices for your home or business. 

If you’re considering a new heating or cooling system, or want to learn how to make your home or business more energy efficient, sign up for HeatSmart to get started!

Carolyn Cassata

Orange County Campaign Director


 Meet the Volunteers 

Lynn Thompson

HeatSmart Community Liaison, Village of Walden

Simon Gruber

HeatSmart Chairperson, Town of Cornwall Lead

John Gebhards

HeatSmart Steering Committee, Town of Newburgh Lead

Patricia Henighan

HeatSmart Community Liaison, Town of Montgomery Lead

Jay Beaumont

HeatSmart Steering Committee, Village of Walden Lead

Marcy Cleveland

HeatSmart Community Liaison, Pine Bush Lead

Volunteer Opportunities 

(Be sure to select "volunteering" in the interests section.)

There are generous rebates available right now to help building owners in New York upgrade to more energy efficient geothermal and air source heat pumps. Additional money is available for weatherization upgrades like air sealing and insulation. HeatSmart Orange is in your community to build awareness for cleaner technology and these incentives.

HeatSmart is endorsed by Orange County! To leverage this opportunity, we’re looking for volunteers like you to join our Clean Heating and Cooling Team, which will show local homeowners and businesses a path to transition away from high-cost fuels (such as propane and heating oil) resulting in lower community carbon emissions and reduced energy costs.

Volunteer roles are flexible, starting with simply getting the word out in your community about this program. We keep the time commitment low and no technical background is required. We will offer training sessions where you'll learn about the technologies, incentive programs and our campaign. You can participate according to your interests and attributes.

This is your opportunity to get more involved, network with like-minded volunteers, learn more about energy efficient technologies, and make a positive contribution to our environment!

Email Kate or sign-up to learn how you can get involved!

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