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 annual golf tournament of the New England Chapter of Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), held in Stow, MA.

Key to qualifying for the awards was quality installations of energy efficient systems in 2013.

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. The awards program was created to recognize contractors in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for outstanding service, and an ongoing commitment to energy efficiency. Since its beginnings in 2004, Cool Smart has promoted 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 Massachusetts are:
• A Plus HVAC, Westfield
• Boucher Energy Systems, Mendon
• Central Cooling & Heating ,Woburn
 • Heating and Air Conditioning Services, West 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.

Rhode Island 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.

“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,” Stack said.

“We’re 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,” said National Grid Residential Program Manager Rebecca Rundle.

Conservation Services Group, a Westborough, MA-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 800/473-1105.