Sustainability & Energy Commission

Mission Statement

The Sustainability and Energy Commission (SEC) was created as a means for implementing aspects of the Master Plan and approved by Town Meeting to serve as a forum to promote high levels of energy efficiency, energy and natural resource sustainability and to guard against the effects of energy and natural resource disruption/depletion and climate change.

  • The SEC has engaged with town departments encouraging reduced energy use, preparedness for joining the Commonwealth's Green Communities grants program, and general awareness around the topic of Sustainability.
  • We presented our work, goals, and vision at the Know Your Town program on 10/11/18

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Jennifer DeForge, Member
     Term Expires: 2022
  • Matthew Roth, Chair
     Term Expires: 2023
  • John Howard, Clerk
     Term Expires: 2023
  • Srinivasan Raghavan, Associate Chair
     Term Expires: 2023
  • Robert Salthouse  Member
     Term Expires: 2024

Energy Saving Program Links

South Hadley Electric Light Dept. (SHELD) Incentives 413-536-1050

  • Energy Audit 

    • Phone (888) 333-7525. This audit covers electrical appliances and HVAC devices not covered by the Mass Save energy audit which is only for Eversource customers.
  • Tools

    • Electric lawn mower $100, Leaf Blower $25, Trimmer $2, Electric Bicycles $200, Electric Service Upgrades $200. For Details see:
  • Peak Demand Devices

  • Connected Homes

  • Energy Star Appliances

    • Air Purifier, Room Air Conditioner, Clothes Dryer (Electric), Freezer, Dehumidifier, Dishwasher, Clothes Washer & Refrigerator $25 for Standard. Freezer, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Clothes Dryer (Electric) & Clothes Washer $100 for Most Efficient. Variable Speed Pool Pump $200 for Standard. Heat Pump Clothes Dryer $500 for Standard. Heat Pump Water Heater $500 for Standard. Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat $100 for Standard. For Details see:
    • Air Source Heat Pump or Mini-Split $250- $500. For Details see:
  • Home Efficiency

    • Blower Door Test & Air Sealing, Energy Star Rated Heating System, Insulation & Duct Sealing 50%, up to $500.
  • Other Offers:

Massachusetts Incentives

Federal Tax Credits