Community Charrettes

Stakeholders at our August 2021 Charrette.

Charrette –
a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions.

The first few GeoMicroDistricts (networked ground source heat pump installations) will be installed in 2021-2022.  In order to surface problems and solve for them, HEET hosted a series of Community Charrettes. At each, stakeholders shared information and discussed together to make upcoming GeoMicroDistrict demonstration installations the best they can be. 

The over 170 stakeholders at our recent charrettes have included utility executives, regulators, labor representatives, community organizations, advocates, legislators, geothermal designers and installers, and heat pump installers and manufacturers. While we’ll all be happy to meet in person again, the virtual format has allowed folks from 17 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Netherlands to attend!

After each charrette, we have created a report to share with Eversource Gas, state regulator, charrette participants, and others. Take a look here:

  1. Site Selection Charrette, January 2021: Site Selection ReportSite Selection Checklist
  2. Data Collection Charrette, February 2021: Data Collection Plan
  3. Community Outreach Charrette, March 2021: Community Outreach Report
  4. Building Retrofits Charrette, April 2021: Reports for following charrettes will be released soon
  5. Case Studies and Design Decisions Charrette, May 2021
  6. Workforce Charrette, June 2021
  7. Community Site Review, August 2021
  8. Legislation and Regulation, September 2021
  9. Growing the GeoMicroDistrict, November 2021