Welcome to HeatSmart Mohawk Valley! We’re here to help you understand the new clean heating and cooling technologies available to help you save money, reduce your energy costs and experience a much more comfortable climate in your home.

Anna Rutenbeck

Anna Rutenbeck

Campaign Outreach and Marketing Coordinator

Anna Rutenbeck is the Campaign Outreach and Marketing Coordinator for HeatSmart Mohawk Valley, OCCA’s clean energy campaign. Anna hails from Denver, Colorado and Williston, Vermont, but now calls Cooperstown home. She fell in love with the Mohawk Valley during her graduate program in science museum studies at the Cooperstown Graduate Program, from which she graduated in May of 2021. Her love for the natural beauty of the region is what led her to OCCA, and her passions for environmental justice and climate resilience are what drew her to the HeatSmart campaign. In her free time, she loves hiking with her pets (Mabel the cat and Lantern the dog), photography, and watching horror movies.

Natalie Reyes

Natalie Reyes

Outreach Specialist

Natalie Reyes is the Outreach Specialist for HeatSmart Mohawk Valley. After earning her Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate program, she joined the Heatsmart Mohawk Valley (HSMV) program to explore her passion for Community Engagement. In addition to her primary job functions, she was recognized by the Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) team for her commitment to environmental change within the Mohawk Valley regions.

HeatSmart Mohawk Valley

Office Hours Now Available!

Anna and Natalie have been working with homeowners and businesses in Central New York through the maze of energy saving programs, incentives and technologies for years.  Sign up for a free one-on-one Zoom session with Anna and Natalie to discuss any clean energy questions you may have such as:

  • How to sign up for a free energy audit?
  • Do heat pumps really work around here and are they worth it?
  • How do I find a reliable contractor?
  • What incentives are there to help pay for improvements to my home or business?

And any other energy questions you might have!  Anna and Natalie bring years of objective, pragmatic experience to help guide you through the process.

We’re here to help you save!

Ground source, air source and modern wood heating have made leaps and bounds with recent advancements in technology.

Learn more about our current community campaign in West Winfield. Are you interested in your own community campaign? Reach out to HSMV!