"Cool Smart" Awards Presented to New England Contractors

Posted by Lisa Rinkus on October 10, 2013
Darren Hamilton, of Central Cooling and Heating, Inc., Woburn, MA, accepts the 2013 Cool Smart award from Agnes Hagopian, program manager from Conservation Services Group.

Thirteen New England contracting companies were honored for exceptional work promoting energy efficiency services by the Massachusetts/Rhode Island COOL SMART program. The awards were presented during the New England Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) annual golf tournament held recently in Stow, Mass. Specializing in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), the businesses were honored for significant contributions to the COOL SMART program through quality installation of energy efficient systems this year.      

COOL SMART is a high efficiency air conditioning rebate program for residential customers of National Grid, NSTAR Electric, Unitil, Western Massachusetts Electric Company, and Cape Light Compact. These organizations have sponsored the awards and the golf tournament for several consecutive years. The awards program was created to recognize contractors in Mass. and R.I. for outstanding service and an ongoing commitment to energy efficiency. Launched in 2004, COOL SMART promotes the purchase and verified quality installation of Energy Star-qualified central air conditioning systems. The awards are based on leadership, top-notch installation, and active program participation.

COOL SMART award winners from Mass. are as follows:

  • A Plus HVAC (Westfield)
  • Boucher Energy Systems (Mendon)
  • Central Cooling & Heating (Woburn)
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Services (W. Bridgewater)
  • Lawson Company (Stoneham)
  • Muirfield Mechanical (Boxboro)
  • Northern Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. (Raynham)
  • Paul’s Service Company (Amesbury)
  • Robies Refrigeration, Inc. (Hyannis)
  • Rodenheiser Plumbing (Holliston)
  • TAG Heating and Cooling (Ayer)

R.I. COOL SMART award winners are:

  • CARJON Air Conditioning and Heating (Smithfield)
  • RB Queern & Co., Inc. (Portsmouth)

NSTAR and Western Massachusetts Electric Company Residential Program Manager William Stack congratulated the winners, many who have participated in the program for the past several years. He said, “We appreciate your dedication to COOL SMART and your commitment to quality installation and energy efficiency. The services provided by all of you not only benefit your customers, but the environment as well.”

National Grid Residential Program Manager Rebecca Rundle said, “We are proud to work with these contractors who demonstrate top quality work year in and year out for our customers.  Congratulations to the winners and we hope to get even greater participation next year, on the 10th anniversary of the COOL SMART program.”

Conservation Services Group, a Westborough, Mass.-based residential energy services firm, is the implementation contractor for COOL SMART on behalf of National Grid, NSTAR Electric, Western Massachusetts Electric Co., Unitil and Cape Light Compact.

To find out about becoming a COOL SMART contractor, or for general program information, visit or call 1-800-473-1105.


Lisa Rinkus has worked on both the agency and corporate sides of the PR industry. She founded LJPR in 1995. Among her clients, LJPR represents the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality and Conservation Services Group.

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