A dozen HVAC contracting firms in the Northeastern U.S. received "COOL SMART" awards during the New England Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) golf tournament this month.
Sponsored by the Massachusetts/Rhode Island COOL SMART program, these awards honor contractors for energy efficiency practices, leadership and quality installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The annual golf event, held in Stow, MA attracts approximately 150 participants throughout the region.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, COOL SMART is a high efficiency central air conditioning and heat pump program for residential customers of National Grid, NSTAR Electric, Unitil, Western Massachusetts Electric Company and Cape Light Compact. This initiative promotes the purchase and verified quality installation of ENERGY STAR-qualified central air conditioning and heat pump systems.
Agnes Hagopian, of Conservation Services Group (CSG), is the program manager for COOL SMART. “Since its inception in 2004, the program has grown exponentially. Our dedicated contractors have installed more than 50,000 energy efficient systems in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The golf tournament has proved to be a great venue for celebrating accomplishments and we thank our many sponsors, the ACCA and the Stow Country Club," Hagopian says.
Massachusetts COOL SMART award winners are:
- A Plus HVAC (Westfield)
- Central Cooling & Heating (Woburn)
- Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. (Hudson)
- Climate Concepts HVAC (Bridgewater)
- Heating and Air Conditioning Services (W. Bridgewater)
- HVAC Experts, Inc. (Worcester)
- Mucciarone Mechanical Services (Attleboro)
- Muirfield Mechanical Services (Boxboro)
- Nashoba Air, Inc. (Littleton)
- Robies Refrigeration, Inc. (Hyannis)
Rhode Island COOL SMART award winners are:
- Aire Serv of Central Rhode Island (Pawtucket)
- CARJON Air Conditioning & Heating (Smithfield)
NSTAR and Western Massachusetts Electric Company Residential Program Manager Kevin Parse participated in the tournament and stated, “We are proud to be affiliated with such a successful program that promotes technical excellence and green practices. It benefits our customers and the greater good through energy efficiency.”
Ishaga Diagana, National Grid’s residential program manager, also attended the event. He said, “COOL SMART is an outstanding effort because it saves our customers money on their energy bills and reduces greenhouse gases. Of course we couldn’t do it without our dedicated contractors. On behalf of National Grid and our customers, we thank you for your ongoing participation.”
CSG is a Westborough, MA-based residential energy services firm. The non-profit company has been the implementation contractor for COOL SMART on behalf of National Grid, NSTAR Electric, Western Massachusetts Electric Co., Unitil and Cape Light Compact for the past decade.
To become a COOL SMART contractor, or for general program information, visit www.masssave.com/CoolSmart or call 800-473-1105.