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Free Webinar 8/5 – Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies, Part 2

Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies, Part 2 Monday, August 5, 1-2 pm ET

 

Please join the Clean Energy States Alliance for the second in a two-part webinar series highlighting the role renewable heating and cooling campaigns play in decarbonizing buildings and in helping states meet their carbon […]

How to Determine if a Heat Pump is Right for You and Much More

Outside view of a mini-split heat pump system. Image: Wikipedia.org.

Matt Sargent and Bruce Landry

The first step in determining if a heat pump is appropriate should be to have an energy audit completed by a certified home performance contractor. The audit will determine costs and savings for recommended efficiency upgrades. Typically upgrading air […]

Sixth Annual New York Geothermal Conference

Dandelion geothermal installation. Photo courtesy of Dandelion.

George Harvey

We got word from Joanne Coons and Michael Bailey about a conference that took place in New York State, over two days starting April 10. The Sixth Annual New York Geothermal (NY GEO) Conference, was held at the Rivers Casino and […]

NY-GEO ‘Top Job’ Award for Home in Fayetteville, NY

Halco installer, Shawn Hodge (left), converted William Sunderline’s (right) historic home from natural gas to geothermal heating and cooling, eliminating fossil fuel use in the home. Photo: Pamela Bender.

A historic Fayetteville home and a local HVAC contractor are the winners of the 2019 GeoStar Top Job Competition for a geothermal installation. Halco, […]

Is The Glen House the Greenest Getaway in the White Mountains?

How the Recently Opened Hotel is Modernizing a Century-Old Legacy of Sustainability

Since opening last fall, The Glen House has welcomed guests looking to take in thewinter splendor of Mt. Washington. Image: Mt. Washington Auto Road.

By Chris Gillespie

If you’re looking for a year-round destination to enjoy the natural beauty of New Hampshire’s […]

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 […]

The Benefits of Geothermal Energy

Jesse Cook

Sick of high heat bills in winter and outrageous cooling costs in the summer?

There is a solution that cools and heats your home more quickly and for less money. It’s called geothermal energy.

Geothermal systems take advantage of the unlimited, free energy from the earth. They provide even, constant temperatures year-round […]

A Net-Zero Home in Hanover

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.

Karl Kemnitzer

With the recent release of reports from three main climate organizations (UN IPCC, U.S. National Climate Assessment, and World […]

Pairing a Solar System with Heat Pumps

A 6.3kW grid-tied solar electric system paired with two single zone Mitsubishi heat pumps in Bath, Maine. Image: Maine Solar Solutions.

George Harvey

Things are changing almost everywhere energy is used. Increasing numbers of people are switching to solar photovoltaics (PV) to power their homes. And increasing numbers are switching to heat […]

UNH Biomass Boiler Project Is Underway

Rendering of the completed Northwest Biomass Heating Plant at UNH in Durham, NH. Image: Weller & Michal Architects, Inc

Jim Van Valkenburgh

After a long summer of construction, Froling Energy is now finishing up the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) first large-scale biomass boiler system. The new Northwest Heating Plant will provide heat and […]