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Mass Save® Community First Partnership in Williamstown - Launch Event!
Mass Save® Community First Partnership in Williamstown - Launch Event!

Wed, Sep 28



Mass Save® Community First Partnership in Williamstown - Launch Event!

As a part of Climate Prep Week, presenters (including some local experts) will speak about energy efficiency for homes and small businesses, including heat pump installation, and the Mass Save® incentives included in their new Community First program! Williamstown is one of 30 towns participating.

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Time & Location

Sep 28, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Williamstown, 1095 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

About the Event

The town of Williamstown is pleased to announce it has been selected to participate in the 2022-2024 Community First Partnership offered by the local Mass Save Sponsors, Berkshire Gas and National Grid. Williamstown is one of 30 communities selected to participate in this new initiative.

Community members are invited to attend an information session at the David and Joyce Milne Public Library on September 28 at 6:30 p.m. Presenters will provide an overview of the many benefits offered by the program including funding and incentives for diverse audiences (residents, renters, homeowners, landlords, and small businesses), with a focus on home energy efficiency and heat pump technology. The session will open with a welcome from Town Manager Robert Menicocci. Presenters will include energy efficiency expert Bruce Harley; Natalie Reeder, program manager from All In Energy; Nancy Nylen, Williamstown COOL Committee member; Renee Schmidt from Berkshire Community Action Council and a representative from National Grid. Williamstown’s Energy Advocate for the program, Sherdyl Fernandez-Aubert, will facilitate the forum.

Williamstown is working with Berkshire Gas and National Grid along with partners including Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, CLEAResult, Berkshire Community Action Council, and the Center for EcoTechnology to provide cost-saving energy efficiency solutions to all residents, small businesses, houses of worship and local nonprofits. As part of the Community First Partnership, Williamstown also aims to increase participation among renters and landlords, non-English speaking/Limited English Proficiency residents, low-to-moderate income households and small businesses through targeted outreach. A special benefit of the program is Williamstown’s Energy Advocate Sherdyl Fernandez-Aubert who can help residents and businesses navigate the program. Partners will work together to advance the community’s commitment to equity and sustainability.

Participants will receive a no-cost energy assessment to identify energy-saving opportunities, such as insulation and heating and cooling equipment upgrades. Through this exciting partnership, the Mass Save Sponsors offer up to 100% off the cost of approved upgrades. Participants can also receive a variety of no-cost energy-saving products such as water-saving devices and programmable thermostats.

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