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Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies, Part 1

July 29, 2019

1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Please join the Clean Energy States Alliance for the first in a two-part webinar series highlighting the role renewable heating and cooling campaigns play in decarbonizing buildings and in helping states meet their carbon reduction goals. This webinar will feature CESA's recent report, "Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies: Four Case Studies," and will include speakers from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the City of Boulder, Colorado.

Meg Howard from MassCEC will provide an overview of their current grant programs aimed at getting groups of homes and businesses to install renewable heating and cooling technologies such as air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, wood biomass pellet boilers, and solar heating and cooling.

Carolyn Elam will discuss Boulder's Comfort365 program, a program that provides residents with information on cleaner, more efficient technology options to heat and cool their homes and connects them to EnergySmart-registered contractors and rebates and incentives. She will also provide an overview of Boulder's ambitious climate commitment and how the Comfort365 program helps the city meet its carbon-reduction goals.

The communities featured in the webinar series are at the vanguard of reducing thermal energy consumption and associated emissions through the widespread installation of residential and small-scale commercial RH&C equipment. Their programs can serve as models for program design and can provide multiple "lessons learned" for launching future campaigns.


  • Meg Howard, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Carolyn Elam, City of Boulder, CO
  • Val Stori, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)
  • Georgena Terry, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)

Part 2 of this webinar series will take place on Monday, August 5 - read more and register here.

This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) as part of our Building Electrification through Renewable Heating and Cooling initiative. Learn more at