In order to avoid the worst effects of climate change, we need to do two things: reduce pollution from heating our buildings and maximize carbon sequestration in forests.
Part one: Reducing heating pollution
Most heating pollution comes from America’s older, less efficient buildings built before 1980 and heated with central […]
Heating with a ground source heat pump is an effective way to reduce emissions.
Space and water heating represent a large portion of the energy used in homes in the Northeast. Most of this energy comes from fossil fuels, and combined, space and water heating account for 60 to 70 percent of […]
A masonry heater uses wood efficiently and can be the primary heat source for your home. Dogs like them, too. Image: Dan Crosby.
Dan Crosby, Local Energy $olutions
We have no oil furnace. Instead, we heat our 1900 sq. ft. home in Bethlehem, NH by burning 3.5 to 4 cords of wood […]
In the North, a pond has to be deep enough for the heat exchanger to be at least two feet below the ice all winter. This is usually six to eight feet. Photos courtesy of AWEB Supply.
Many people seem to be confused by heat pumps. The fact […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dandelion geothermal installation. Photo courtesy of Dandelion.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Paul Schwartz, CEO/Co-Founder of ThermoLift, showing a prototype unit. All photos courtesy of ThermoLift
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 […]