Author Archives: Audrey

CALC Engages Business Community

HEET worked together with the Massachusetts-wide Climate Action Liaison Coalition to drive outreach and engage businesses in participation for the Race to Solar program. Heading door-to-door, our canvass teams worked together to educate businesses on the benefits of the program, The main selling point, reducing overhead costs by improving the energy efficiency of the business, led to…

Summer Brings a Wealth of Talent and Enthusiasm to HEET – Welcome our New Interns!

This summer, we are proud to welcome 3 new interns to the Home Energy Efficiency Team: Mackenzie Doss, Mike Katz, and Casey Stein!  Mackenzie and Michael joined us for 10 weeks through The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Internship Program which aims to provide students and recent graduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills and earn experience in the clean…

HEET is Now Officially a 501(c)(3)!

After 18 long months of waiting, HEET is now a 501(c)(3) and we have become a federally recognized nonprofit. This means we are now a tax deductible organization and we can also apply for larger grants that require this federally recognized status. HEET’s Jason Taylor has helped in this effort enormously by pursuing our 501(c)(3)…

WegoWise Helps Measure Race to Solar’s Success

HEET partnered with Boston-based utility intelligence provider WegoWise to ensure that Race to Solar participants understand the program’s benefits to their bottom line and to the environment. Using WegoWise’s platform, all 40 nonprofit organizations participating in Race to Solar can track their reduction in grid electricity use and confirm their savings. The process is simple. Race to…

Gas leaks legislation in final stages

As HEET prepares to launch its Squeaky Leak project, state energy policy is rapidly evolving. The Massachusetts legislature has recently passed two versions of gas leaks legislation and is now reconciling Senate Bill 2073 with a weaker bill that passed the House. What does the bill do? Among other things, the Senate legislation would standardize leak classification…

Race to Solar

The Race to Solar program has been launched today with an announcement by Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston and Mayor David P. Maher of Cambridge! We are very excited to be able to partner with the cities of Cambridge and Boston to help nonprofits qualify for a very competitive solar energy system power purchase, by helping the nonprofits reduce…

HEET’s Honest Book

If snow melts off your roof unevenly like in this photo—or, God forbid, your roof never has any snow on it at all—you have problems in your attic. The snowmelt means your roof is kept warm from the heat loss from your home. The result is you are generously donating more money than necessary to…

Squeaky Leak

Did you know natural gas leaks from pipes under our streets emit more greenhouse gasses than all of Massachusetts’ efficiency programs save? In Massachusetts, 18% of the natural gas pipes under our streets are cast iron and 50 to 100 years old.  They rust through and begin to leak, releasing methane, a gas 20 to…