ener-G-save News

In the June 2019 Newsletter:

  • Cooler Community Brings Agawam Together
  • New Incentives for Whole House Heat Pump
  • ener-G-save Tip of the Month: Stay Cool
  • Stay in Touch
Agawam Cooler Community Expo!

Is this a high school dance?

No, it’s the Agawam Cooler Community Expo held on May 23rd! The Agawam High School gym was filled with 300 students, teachers, residents, and exhibitors talking and learning about sustainability. Students explained projects they created in the classroom on subjects like: What is a carbon footprint? How do worms make compost? And what happens to plastic we throw away?


City officials who oversee energy, refuse and recycling, transportation, and storm water welcomed residents and displayed their work too. Vendors provided information about energy efficiency, solar, efficient heating and cooling, electric cars and other ways to use less energy and cut down on pollution. Savvy residents scheduled a free home energy assessment on the spot with our partner American Installations.

ener-G-save, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, lent its support in organizing the event. The Foundation made small grants available for participating projects and attendance rewards for participating schools. ener-G-save also collected visitors' Cooler Community pledge forms which asked them what changes they might make in the coming year in order to live in a more energy efficient way.

If you are interested in finding out how your community could be cooler, contact ener-G-save at We'd love to work with your town to host your own Cooler Community Challenge and Expo!

New Incentives from the State: Whole House Heat Pumps 


Do you have an aging oil or gas heating system that you’re thinking about upgrading? You might be able to take advantage of a pilot program by the state to make switching to a whole house heat pump affordable. The incentive is available for a limited time, so when you get your audit, ask your contractor about the possibility of installing a highly efficient electric system for heating and cooling that will save energy and money.

Energy Tip for June: Stay Cool

As we head into summer, it’s a good time to remember that not only does a well insulated home keep heat inside, it also stops cooled air from escaping throughout the hot summer months.

If you had your audit and your contractor recommended insulation, and you haven't done it yet, don’t wait! You get 75% off any insulation. If you use air conditioning, you will save energy by insulating now. Haven’t had the audit yet? Call us and we’ll match you with a contractor who will help you save money  this summer. Call us at 413-279-9141 or sign up at

If you receive fuel assistance, you can have a free audit and access to no-cost insulation and appliance upgrades if needed.

  • Springfield Partners at 413-263-6500, ext 6576 if you’re in Hampden County.
  • Community Action at 413-376-1140 if you’re in Hampshire or Franklin Counties.
  • BCAC at (413) 418-3671 in the Berkshires.
Learn More

Stay in Touch

ener-G-save is a philanthropic service to match residents with contractors who are skilled in providing energy efficiency services and discounts. Our mission is to educate and motivate more people to use the energy efficiency programs offered by the utility companies. You already pay for these programs on your electric bill.

If we can answer any questions or help you in any way, please give us a call at 413-279-9141 or email And tell your friends about ener-G-save!

Thank you,
The ener-G-save team

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