Sustainable Arlington

Envision Arlington/Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) Chapter

default 1. HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester, 2019 program

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In 2019, Arlington residents and small businesses can take advantage of this state-sponsored, Town-approved program providing education and purchasing options for 4 highly efficient heating and cooling technologies:  air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, solar hot water, and modern wood heat (central wood pellet furnace or boiler).

Talk to Arlington's HeatSmart Coach:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


default 1. Home Energy Rating System (HERS)

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What does the HERS Index say about a house?

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured. It's also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home's energy performance.

default 3. MassSave - Energy Audits Popular

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Free home energy audits and energy efficiency rebates

default 4. DSIRE [Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency®] Popular

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Find policies and incentives by state that will help you make wise energy efficiency and renewable choices.  Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. 

default 4. Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Popular

In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 421 downloads

The switch starts here. Make the switch to clean energy and save money. 

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) provides options for homeowners including rebate programs for solar electricity or for the replacement wood-burning heating units. Their partners such as Mass Save, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and federal U.S. agencies also offer programs to help you adopt clean energy solutions in your home.

Clean Heating and Cooling

Solar Electricity

Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out

and more


default 5. Weatherization & Housing Rehabilitation, Arlington, MA Popular

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Menotomy Weatherization Assistance Program
This program is designed to assist lower income households to reduce their heating bills by providing home energy efficiency services.  The program is operational year round. 

default Air Source Heat Pumps Popular

In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 608 downloads

Also called mini-splits, these systems can provide air conditioning as well as heat. "[A]n air-source heat pump can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. This is possible because a heat pump moves heat rather than converting it from a fuel like combustion heating systems do."  

default Air-Source Heat Pumps: highly efficient electric cooling and heating Popular

In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 197 downloads

Air-source heat pumps use the temperatures of the outdoor air to heat or cool homes or buildings. Advancements in technology over the past few years have made air-source heat pumps an efficient source of heating and cooling in cold climates like Massachusetts. Models on the market today can operate efficiently even when it is below zero Fahrenheit.


default Air-Source Heat Pumps: Mass. Economic Incentives beginning Oct. 2017 Popular

In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 230 downloads

MassCEC offers awards to residences that install qualifying air-source heat pump (ASHP) systems, which provide highly efficient heating and cooling. Incentives are available both for qualifying mini-split (single head, multi-head, and central) systems.

Starting on October 31, 2017, System Owners and Installers may submit rebate applications through a new online application portal. Access the portal HERE.


default Boston Building Resources Popular

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This nonprofit works to inspire, educate, and empower homeowners to increase the efficiency and value of their homes. They offer affordable solutions, including classes and an excellent building materials resale program, including kitchen cabinets.  You can donate materials them, too.

document Community Choice for Arlington 10 slide PP for Selectman (1.2.16.ET.AW edits) Popular

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Community Choice for Arlington 10-slide PP for Selectman 1 2 16 ET - AW edits.pptx

default MassSave Popular

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Energy Star Appliances and Rebates

pdf Solarize Mass Info Sheet, 2011-2016 Popular

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From the Mass Clean Energy Center (CEC), map of Massachusetts communities by year of participation, data on number f leads generated, impact of Solarize participation on total solar pv installations in each community before and after participating in Solarize, list of installers, total kW contracted.

default US Dept of Energy - Energy Saver Blog Popular

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Smart Ways to Save Energy

default US Dept. of Energy Popular

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The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of toxic site.