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Webinar: Is a heat pump right for you?

Tuesday, July 14th @ 6 pm

Heat pumps are regularly touted as an energy efficient option for heating and cooling the home, but how well do they perform? What will happen to your electricity bill? Who can install them? Can you afford one? And, of course, how well do they stand up to Vermont’s notoriously […]

DOE Issues a Pre-Publication Request for Information Pertaining to Energy Conservation Standards for Water Source Heat Pumps

DOE Issues a Pre-Publication Request for Information Pertaining to Energy Conservation Standards for Water Source Heat Pumps

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice initiating a data collection process through this request for information (RFI), to consider whether to amend DOE’s current energy conservation standards for water-source heat pumps […]

ThermoLift Heat Pumps

Paul Schwartz, CEO/Co-Founder of ThermoLift, showing a prototype unit. All photos courtesy of ThermoLift

George Harvey

Some things are both counter-intuitive and extraordinary. To understand them, we really need to have a grasp of science. So I hope no one minds if I start with explaining a couple of things […]

Geothermal Seminar

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

Presenters:

Mark […]

NHEC Incentives Help with the Cost of Heat Pumps, and Weatherization

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 […]

Heat Pumps: How They Work and Why They Are So Efficient

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 […]

Geothermal Heat Pump with a Pond Loop

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 […]

Cold Climate Heat Pump Workshop

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 […]

NESEA Speakers at BuildingEnergy 15: Marc Rosenbaum

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 […]

Energy Co-op of Vermont launches an innovative heat pump leasing program

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 […]