HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) is one of the only organizations in the Boston area that provides free, practical education to local communities, teaching people how to:
- Perform hands-on energy-efficiency actions here and now
- Take action on gas leaks in their neighborhoods
- Make the transition to renewable energy and the power we want
HEET takes practical actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions here and now, while helping people live more comfortable, healthier, and less expensive lives.
Through our actions, we socially market motivation and a can-do attitude while teaching hands-on skills to reduce emissions. By working with a wide range of organizations, we engage people from all backgrounds, income levels, political beliefs, and races. Only with everyone working together can we significantly reduce our damage to the climate.
Given the current climate emergency, we cannot afford to waste any energy, time, or money. We consider efficiency the first, smartest, and cleanest renewable energy.
Our experience shows that HEET can move faster than cities or companies to run innovative programs and do research that otherwise would not happen.
We work on programs that offer the greatest likelihood of reducing the most emissions for the least cost. In our nine years, we have run:
- Solar programs for homes and nonprofits
- Energy efficiency programs for homes, houses of worship, nonprofits, and small businesses
- Programs educating residents and other stakeholders on the impact, costs, and damage of gas leaks, as well as how to reduce them
We partner with whoever can help us accomplish our goals. Currently, we’re working with the three largest utilities in Massachusetts, the 20+organizations in the Gas Leak Allies, a regional planning agency, Boston University, and several municipalities.
We catalyze community engagement through hands-on educational opportunities, advance clean energy knowledge, achieve climate stability, and create resilient communities.