Past Events

HeatSmart CNY Kickoff Event

HeatSmart CNY Kickoff Workshop Image
South Side Innovation Center
2610 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY

What is HeatSmart CNY? Come and find out!

Many Syracuse homes, businesses, and nonprofits are cold and drafty, have aging inefficient furnaces, or are still on expensive oil, propane, or baseboard electric. Brr! HeatSmart CNY is a campaign to address this head-on, spreading the knowledge to help you connect with assessments, incentives, and technologies to make your home or business more comfortable, cost-effective, and better for the environment.

Geothermal Open House

Picture of William Sunderlin in front of his geothermal system
Sunderlin Residence
305 E Genesee St. Fayetteville, NY

Are you thinking about installing a geothermal system for your home or business, but wondering what it would look like and what the installation process would be like?

Join us at the home of William Sunderlin, a community resident who recently installed a ground source (commonly known as geothermal) heat pump. William and his installer will show you around his heating system and answer all your questions about the installation process.

Green Bag Lunch and Workshop

Photo of a workshop at the Center of Excellence
Syracuse Center of Excellence
727 E Washington St, Syracuse

CAN WE GET OFF FOSSIL FUELS?

GreeningUSA’s next Green Bag Lunch features a presentation by HeatSmart CNY.

Many Central New York residences, businesses, and community buildings are

- cold and drafty (Brrr!)

- have aging inefficient furnaces

- run on expensive oil, propane, or baseboard electric.

Winter Warmth Workshop with Wine!

Collage with the words Winter Warmth Workshop with Wine
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13203

How better to celebrate the holiday season than with a gathering to discuss how to stay warm this winter while addressing climate change and saving money. Join us to meet our partner installers, taste wine from local Finger Lakes wineries, and learn how we can help you weatherize your home and switch to heating and cooling system to something more environmentally and pocketbook friendly.

Geothermal Open House on Tipperary Hill

Front of geothermally heated house
Thomas Residence
248 Bryant Ave, Syracuse NY

Join us at the home of Kyle Thomas, to tour his 4 ton vertical well geothermal system in the Tipperary Hill neighborhood of Syracuse.

Are you thinking about installing a geothermal system for your home or business, but wondering what it would look like and what the installation process would be like? Join us at the home of Kyle Thomas, owner and professional engineer at Natural Systems Engineering.

HeatSmart Workshop @ South West Community Center

Southwest Community Center
401 South Ave

In this workshop we're focusing on the opportunities for low-to-moderate income households to improve their home heating and cooling, making them more comfortable and cost effective.  Cutting our energy bills is an important way to keep money in our wallets and in the community. Got an old "octopus" in your basement? Swelter in the summer? You want to be at this workshop. 

Open House at Clausen Residence - Tully

Rural geothermal home in Tully NY
Lucky Penny Acres
7375 Song Lake Road, Tully NY 13159

The Clausen home in Tully was built in 1923 and had an addition added in 1980.  Before going geothermal, they heated with expensive fuel oil.  They went geothermal with vertical wells in 2016, using in-floor and baseboard radiant heat in a water-to-water system. Combined with their solar panels, they pay next to nothing each year for electric or heat!

ALLERGY NOTE: This is a house with dogs. 

HeatSmart CNY Office Hours

Interested participants ask questions after a workshop
Bishop Harrison Center
1340 Lancaster Ave Syracuse NY 13210

Have you gotten quotes from our installers and now have questions or are unsure of next steps? We're hosting an "office hours" event for enrollees to meet with the HeatSmart CNY team. Stop by!

Presentation at Skaneateles Library

HeatSmart CNY presentation
Skaneatles Library
49 E Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152

Contemplating upgrading your heating and cooling system? Want to end your dependency on fossil fuels?

Join the HeatSmart CNY team to learn about new developments in heating and cooling technologies that can make our homes and buildings more comfortable, cost-effective, and better for the climate. Participants will learn about geothermal and air source heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and building performance improvement.

Kimball Open House

Picture of the Kimball house
Kimball Residence, Pompey NY
8356 Number 2 Road East, Manlius NY

 

HeatSmart CNY open house events feature local homes with heat pumps in operation. Attendees can talk to the homeowners and installers about the experience and the process, as well as get an abbreviated introduction to the HeatSmart CNY initiative.

This house features a geothermal heat pump, an air source heat pump, and a heat pump water heater all in one location!

Workshop at Fabius Community Center

Workshop Attendees Learn About Energy Efficient Heat Pumps
Fabius Community Center
7786 Main St, Fabius, NY 13063

What is HeatSmart CNY? Come and find out!

Many CNY homes, businesses, and nonprofits are cold and drafty, have aging inefficient furnaces, or are still on expensive oil, propane, or baseboard electric. HeatSmart CNY is a campaign to address this head-on, spreading the knowledge to help you connect with assessments, incentives, and technologies to make your home or business more comfortable, cost-effective, and better for the environment.

Huber Open House

Huber Residence
Huber Residence / Old Fly Farm
1433 Hills Road, Fabius NY 13063

Tour a home heated with an air-source heat pump! The Hubers converted from a wood furnace that required a lot of daily work to air source heat pumps with some additional electric heat, powered by solar power! The PV panels also contribute to running the greenhouse for Old Fly Farm CSA.

Workshop at LaFayette Town Hall

Participants at a HeatSmart CNY Workshop
LaFayette Town Hall
2577 US Route 11 ​LaFayette, NY 13084

Many Central New York homes, businesses, and nonprofits are cold and drafty, have aging inefficient furnaces, or are still on expensive oil, propane, or baseboard electric. Brr! HeatSmart CNY is a community-based campaign to address this head-on, spreading the knowledge to help you connect with assessments, incentives, and technologies to make your home or business more comfortable, cost-effective, and better for the environment.

Go Net Zero with HeatSmart CNY!

Attendees of a Workshop at the Bishop Harrison Center Talk with Campaign Installer Partners
Northern Onondaga Public Library Cicero Branch
8686 Knowledge Ln, Cicero, NY 13039

Zero energy homes are just like any home—except better. They are regular grid-tied homes that are so air-tight, well insulated, and energy efficient that they produce as much renewable energy as they consume over the course of a year, leaving the occupants with a net zero energy bill, and a carbon-free home.  

Workshop at Pompey Town Hall

Heat your home without fossil fuels
Pompey Town Hall
8354 Hwy 20, Manlius, NY 13104

Many CNY homes, businesses, and nonprofits are cold and drafty, have aging inefficient furnaces, or are still on expensive oil, propane, or baseboard electric. HeatSmart CNY is a campaign to address this head-on, spreading the knowledge to help you connect with assessments, incentives, and technologies to make your home or business more comfortable, cost-effective, and better for the environment.

Drive Electric Earth Day

Skaneateles Village Hall
Skaneateles Village Hall
26 Fennell St. Skaneateles, NY

April 27 |11 AM - 2 PM

Heating and cooling is 38% of NY's greenhouse gas emissions. Transportation is 41%!

This event will highlight all you need to know about going net-zero through electrification. This Ride and Drive event at the Skaneateles Village Hall will let you experience electric vehicles and Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations first-hand. EV drivers will be available to answer questions and discuss their experiences and the electric vehicle lifestyle.

EarthFest in Thornden Park

EarthFest
Thornden Park Amphitheater
Thornden Park Dr, Syracuse, NY 13210

HeatSmart CNY will be present at EarthFest with information about how you can improve the comfort, cost, and climate impact of heating and cooling your home or building. Ask us questions, learn about the technologies, and enroll for a no-cost assessment to determine what approach is right for you!

Office Hours

office hours
Home Headquarters Home Ownership Center
320 Tracy St, Syracuse NY 13204

Have you gotten quotes from our installers and now have questions or are unsure of next steps? We're hosting an "office hours" event for enrollees to meet with the HeatSmart CNY team. Stop by!

"Office hours" is an opportunity for HeatSmart CNY participants to discuss the results of their home assessments and consider their options. This will be an informal event to check in and identify and resolve any issues. What can we learn? Please bring your proposals with you!

Campbell Open House

Campbell Residence
Campbell Residence
2815 NYS Route 26 Cincinnatus, NY 13040

The Campbells converted from a coal-fired furnace to geothermal over ten years ago! They also use solar photovoltaics to generate the electricity for their heat pump, and a pellet stove for when they want a nice cozy fire in the winter. This home is an excellent example of how everyone can go geothermal.

SUNY Cortland Workshop

HeatSmart CNY presentation
Jacobus Lounge, SUNY Cortland
35 Graham Avenue Cortland, NY 13045

The SUNY Cortland community and many Cortland homes, businesses, and nonprofits are cold and drafty, have aging inefficient furnaces, or are still on expensive oil, propane, or baseboard electric. HeatSmart CNY is a campaign to address this head-on, spreading the knowledge to help you connect with assessments, incentives, and technologies to make your home or business more comfortable, cost-effective, and better for the environment.

Fayetteville, NY -- NY-GEO Top Job Award Ceremony @ Noble House

The Noble House in Fayetteville
Noble House
pin 305 E Genesee St, Fayetteville, NY 13066-1505

A historic Fayetteville home and Halco are the winners of the 2019 GeoStar Top Job Competition for a geothermal installation. Halco won the prestigious award at the annual NY-GEO conference held in Schenectady, NY in April. They were among five companies who were chosen to present their noteworthy geothermal (ground source heat pump) projects as finalists in the 2019 GeoStar Top Job Competition.

Cortland Open House

The Dennis home in Cortland is heated by cold climate air source heat pumps
Dennis Residence
3996 Crestwood Court, Cortland NY 13045

 

Many of you have met Halco installer Matt Dennis at our workshops and open houses. Here, Matt welcomes us into his own home in Cortland to see his air source heat pump system in action!

Matt solely uses cold climate air source heat pumps for his home, he does not need backup heat. 

Homer Renewable Heating and Cooling Workshop

the future is renewable
Center for the Arts of Homer
72 S Main St, Homer, NY 13077

Many CNY homes, businesses, and nonprofits are cold and drafty, have aging inefficient furnaces, or are still on expensive oil, propane, or baseboard electric. HeatSmart CNY is a campaign to address this head-on, spreading the knowledge to help people connect with assessments, incentives, and technologies to make our homes or businesses more comfortable, cost-effective, and better for the environment.

Truxton Open House

Ketchum-Pullman Residence
Ketchum-Pullman Residence
6635 Morgan Hill Rd. Truxton, NY 13158

Ellen Ketchum and Joe Pullman converted their rural home from a wood furnace to geothermal energy and solar photovoltaic electricity. They are pleased with the outcome of their home energy conversion.

At open house events, people can visit local homes with heat pumps in operation and talk to the homeowners and installers about the experience and the process, as well as get an abbreviated introduction to the HeatSmart CNY initiative.

Pedal Power: The Third Annual ArtRage Gallery Bike Ride Fundraiser

Image of a cloud blowing a bicycle whose wheels are made of little planet Earths and a sun in its front basket
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse, NY 13203

We are partnering with ArtRage Gallery for their 3rd Annual Bike Ride Fundraiser!
Riders will visit homes with geothermal and solar installations to learn about these technologies.

THE RIDES
44-mile round trip beginning from ArtRage at 9:00 am
This scenic route will travel along Song Lake and visit a home in Tully with geothermal and solar installations.

20-mile round trip beginning from ArtRage at 10:30 am

Preble Geothermal Open House

McClure Residence
McClure Residence
1981 Preble Road, Preble, New York 13141

The McClures had Halco improve their insulation, install solar panels, and replace their aging oil furnace with a much more efficient ground source heat pump and heat pump water heater. Their home is much more comfortable and close to net zero!

HeatSmart CNY Presentation at Tully Free Library

Image of the front of Tully Free Library
Tully Free Library
12 State St, Tully, NY 13159

Contemplating upgrading your heating and cooling system? Want to end your dependency on fossil fuels?

Join the HeatSmart CNY team to learn about new developments in heating and cooling technologies that can make our homes and buildings more comfortable, cost-effective, and better for the climate. Participants will learn about geothermal and air source heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and building performance improvement.

Office Hours

Office Hours: got questions?  Come talk to us!
Home HeadQuarters Home Ownership Center
320 Tracy St, Syracuse NY 13204

We are excited to have Jeremy Koo with us in person this month! Jeremy is a veteran of the HeatSmart Mass (as in, Massachusetts) campaigns and has a wealth of knowledge to draw upon. 

Camillus Air Source Heat Pump Open House

Home in Camillus NY that heats with cold climate air source heat pumps
Sutton Residence
125 Maple Drive, Camillus NY

Feeling hot? Come be cool with us!

We invite you to check out a cold climate air source heat pump in a residential home in the Village of Camillus! This is a great opportunity for people to experience air source heat pumps' ability to keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Air source heat pumps are super energy efficient, reducing costs and helping protect the environment.

Office Hours

HeatSmart CNY Office Hours. Questions? Pleas come talk to us!
Homer Town Hall Board Room
320 Tracy St, Syracuse NY 13204

"Office hours" is an opportunity for HeatSmart CNY participants to discuss the results of their home assessments and consider their options. This will be an informal event to check in and identify and resolve any issues. What can we learn? Please bring your proposals with you!

Technical expertise in the room includes: