Community request for information
ROUND II of the HeatSmart Westchester Program open for applications from Westchester County municipalities!
IMPORTANT DATE: Community applications DUE May 10th, 2019
Would you like to bring cost-effective clean heating and cooling solutions to homeowners in your community?
Consider applying for the next HeatSmart Westchester campaign! To be eligible, applicant municipalities must, 1) be members of Sustainable Westchester; 2) have completed an Energize or Solarize campaign; and 3) be located in the region impacted by the ConEd natural gas moratorium.
Sustainable Westchester and the HeatSmart Westchester Campaign Team requests submissions from Westchester communities – either (a) cities, towns, and villages or (b) a coalition of towns and / or villages (one joint application may be submitted on behalf of the applying coalition) – to participate in the pilot HeatSmart Westchester campaign launching in Summer 2019 and concluding in January 2020!
The objective of HeatSmart Westchester is to significantly ramp up the rate of clean heating and cooling (ie. geothermal and air source heat pump) system adoption and energy efficiency in participating communities in Westchester. By building and servicing a demand for clean energy options in home heating and cooling, the HeatSmart Westchester Program seeks simultaneously to displace high cost heating fuel (propane, heating oil) while lowering local greenhouse emissions.
Once the pilot HeatSmart Westchester Community is selected, the HeatSmart Westchester Campaign Team will begin the process of selecting CH&C installers through a separate Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The selected CH&C installers will provide, at a minimum, competitive pricing, home CH&C assessments, collaboration in community outreach, and installation services. The selected HeatSmart Westchester Community and selected installers, with support from the HeatSmart Westchester Campaign Team, will develop and implement an approximately 30-week community outreach campaign with the goal of dramatically increasing the number of existing CH&C installations in the HeatSmart Westchester Community.
If you would like your community to participate, encourage your community’s leaders to complete a Request for Information (RFI), which can be found below. Please click on the links below to download the RFI (PDF) and Attachments A and B (which are in Word format for ease of completion):
For questions regarding the RFI, we encourage interested communities to contact Nina Orville at or 914-693-6222.
Submissions are due by May 10th at 5 p.m. Responses to questions received from interested municipalities will be posted here.