CESA Program Areas

CESA’s Projects fall within several Program Areas that all serve to advance clean energy market transformation.

Some Projects can broach several programmatic areas, as you will see below in a compilation of CESA’s Programs and related Projects, which are listed alphabetically by Program name. Projects within the 10 Program Areas are hyperlinked to the Project’s webpage on CESA’s website.

Building Decarbonization

Building Decarbonization

Heating and cooling buildings accounts for nearly one-third of a building’s overall energy use.

Displacing fossil-fuel heating and electric resistance heating is an essential element of states’ long-term clean energy and climate goals. Transitioning the building sector to cleaner thermal energy solutions is a key way to decrease climate impacts and improve air quality. CESA is supporting its members to advance programs and strategies that remove barriers to building decarbonization and speed-up the market penetration of clean heating and cooling (CH&C) technologies. These technologies include advanced pellet biomass boilers, solar thermal, and high-efficiency electrification technologies such as air source and ground source heat pumps. CESA has two projects under this program area:

  • Building Decarbonization and Clean Heating/Cooling (CH/C) - CESA is working with several states to develop and promote new programs and strategies that transition homes and business toward clean heating and cooling technologies.
  • Cost & Carbon Savings Calculator for Clean Heating/Cooling - CESA is working with several Northeast states and utilities on the development of a regional cost and carbon savings calculator tool for homeowners. The tool is currently under development and is expected for release in the summer of 2020.


Clean Energy Finance
Consumer Protection
Energy Storage
Information Sharing and Networking
Integrating Renewable Energy into the Grid
Low- and Moderate-Income (LMI) Solar
Offshore Wind
State Clean Energy Goals and Standards