Join the New England Geothermal Professional Association (NEGPA) for their bi-monthly Geothermal Seminars – non-members are welcome to attend as well! Topics for discussion in this seminar will include:
Seasonal thermal energy storage for sustainable heating & cooling Case study of a thermal powered building in Portsmouth, NH
By Seth Wheeler
Time to Rethink How Heat Pumps Are Used
For a long time, heat pump technology was like pecan pie and sweet tea – something best enjoyed in the south. In New England, winter laughed at heat pumps, which back then produced heat only when temperatures were in the mid-30s or warmer. But […]
By Jake Marin, Efficiency Vermont HVAC Program Manager
When most people think of electric heat; efficient and inexpensive are not the first words that come to mind. However, with current heat pump technology, this is exactly what you get. In Vermont, air- source heat pumps (also known as mini-splits or ductless heat pumps) have garnered […]
More Efficient than Air-source Heat Pumps
By George Harvey
There was a time when farms often had fish ponds on them, and many could be used for heat. This is a fish farm in Sainte-Famille, ile d’Orleans, Quebec. Photo Selbymay, Wikimedia Commons.
Regular readers of Green Energy Times probably do not need […]
Wednesday, May 6 Do Cold Climate Heat Pumps Make Sense for You?
Cold climate heat pumps have rapidly emerged as a promising technology for Vermont. Come to a workshop to learn about heat pump options for both hot water and space heating to see if they make sense for your home. This workshop will cover […]
Tuesday Workshop – Marc’s Zero Net Energy Deep Energy Retrofit
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 10:00 am to 1:00 pm BuildingEnergy 15 Workshops
A building energy geek gut-renovated a small house. Learn about the decisions made, and consequences thereof; about choices of construction assemblies, materials, windows and doors, and mechanical equipment. Successive blower door test […]
November 12, 2014, Colchester, Vermont The Energy Co-op of Vermont, a northern Vermont heating fuel provider and energy efficiency Co-op, announces the launch of Co-op Heat Pumps, an innovative heat pump leasing program. The Co-op Heat Pump program offers homeowners a super-efficient Fujitsu heat pump for less than $40 a month on a ten-year […]
DUCTLESS INVERTER HEAT PUMP TAKES BIG BITE OUT OF WINTER HEATING COSTS
By Mike Hamlin
It is no secret that this has been a much colder winter than normal. January, February and March HHD’S (heating degree days) were on average 16% colder than 2012-13 with March topping 24% colder than normal. In spite of […]
“The World’s Largest Solar Plant is Frying Birds — Should We Worry?” The world’s largest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, officially opened for business a few days ago, but not all environmentalists are happy about it. [inhabitat] “Anti-Clean Energy Lobby Targets Ohio Renewables” The chair of the Ohio Senate Public […]
By Richard Faesy, Energy Futures Group, Inc.
Heat pumps seem to be in the news recently. In April, Efficiency Vermont launched a new program promoting them and Green Mountain Power recently launched a heat pump rental program that appears to be wildly successful. They expected to hear from about 200 customers but instead received inquiries […]