The Renewable Heat Now Campaign today filed a letter signed by 54 organizations and businesses calling on the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to require utilities to file accurate cost information on a specific gas subsidy called “the 100-foot rule.” This rule, which stems from a State law intended to promote gas expansion, forces […]
Trees provide free natural shading to keep your home cool. Image: livingrootless.blogspot.com
Cooling will become a greater necessity and create a greater environmental burden as our planet heats. As we swing into the season when cooling, rather than warming, is the issue, it’s time to consider the great two-for-one deal of a […]
Save 45% in Fuel Costs with Renewable Heating and New Biomass Boiler Systems
The Green Street School is located in Brattleboro, VT. Image: greenstreetschoolvt.com
Jim Van Valkenburgh
A project to upgrade the heating system at Green Street School (GSS) in Brattleboro, VT has been a tremendous success in comfort, annual energy use […]
Georgena Terry, CESA Research Associate
Note: This is the third in a series on community-based strategies for increasing the adoption of residential renewable heating and cooling technologies. For more information on community-based strategies and renewable heating and cooling technologies, please see the September 2019 and November 2019 issues of G.E.T. and read the Clean Energy […]
I have a pellet boiler in my basement that heats my house. Not a pellet stove, but an electronic, touch screen, digital-brain modern boiler that is run by thermostats, just the same as a gas or oil-fired unit.
I’m planning on this boiler keeping me warm and cozy for two or three decades […]
Yellow Heat’s oil burner does not use fossil fuels to heat your home or business. Image courtesy of Thomas Leue.
Tom Leue, a businessman living in Ashfield, Massachusetts, has invented what he calls “yellow heat.” It can allow conversion of oil-burning boilers to run on recycled vegetable oil, […]
QuietCool® whole-house system. Photos courtesy of Jeff Kapsalis.
I would think that just about everyone has had the experience of lying in bed, tossing, being unable to sleep because it is too hot. Air conditioning (AC) can help, but it uses a lot of energy. If you live […]
Red Clover Commons in Brattleboro, VT. Courtesy photo.
Matt Desmarais and Jeff Harrison
Housing Vermont, a nonprofit development company, wanted to create fifty-five new, permanently affordable rental-housing units. To keep their costs permanently low, they worked with Blake Group to design and build a next-generation geothermal heating and cooling system for their construction project […]
The Kaiser Gish house in Hanover, NH is retrofitted to achieve net-zero status. It includes three all-climate air-source heat pumps and an 8kW rooftop solar array. Photos courtesy of Karl Kemnitzer.
With the recent release of reports from three main climate organizations (UN IPCC, U.S. National Climate Assessment, and World […]
Great Kitchen, Rochlitz Castle. Photo: Norbert Kaiser, bit.ly/Wikimedia-Rochlitz-kitchen
George Harvey and N.R. Mallery
We hope no one minds if we ramble down memory lane. The history of heating can be instructive.
One of the holiday season’s many customs is to sing about a Yule log. The songs refer to a way […]