The City of Cambridge has launched a new pilot program, Cambridge Clean Heat, as part of their efforts to meet Net Zero commitments. The program encourages the installation of renewable heating systems such as heat pumps and solar hot water heaters into Cambridge homes, thereby reducing carbon emissions associated with domestic space and water heating. Abode Energy Management is serving as the Program Administrator, providing Cambridge residents with no-cost independent technical advice as well as support in finding qualified installers. Abode is also working with Cambridge-area contractors in this program by providing project support, technical expertise on available technologies, and assistance with leveraging available rebates and incentives. 

Residents are encouraged to speak with Abode’s Clean Heating & Cooling Specialist by scheduling a conversation on the Specialist’s calendar at Residents may also be eligible for limited-time MassCEC incentives, available until this June. For more information on the program and the technologies being promoted, we invite residents to join an informational webinar hosted by representatives from the City of Cambridge and Abode Energy Management on May 26 at 7:00 pm. Register for the webinar at 

A Cambridge resident had this to say about their experience working with Abode’s Clean Heating & Cooling Specialist, Mike Simons: “Trying to convert our house to clean energy was quite an undertaking. We installed solar panels, solar hot water systems, electric ducted heat/cooling pumps, insulation and updated our electric supply. Mike’s guidance was invaluable. His understanding and knowledge made the process much easier. I can’t say enough about how helpful Mike has been. Understanding the overall process and all the components that are required are critical to a successful outcome.” 

For contractors working in Cambridge, up to (6) hours of MA CSL continuing education credits (CEUs) are available through this program, subsidized by the City of Cambridge. These courses will help contractors get familiar with current technology solutions and their applications. Courses can be accessed at Contractors are also encouraged to reach out to the Clean Heating & Cooling Specialist for an introductory call or for general support on renovation and HVAC projects in Cambridge.  

The City of Cambridge and Abode are excited to be offering this program and look forward to helping achieve the City’s Net Zero goals.