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Clean Heating and Cooling

Clean Heating and Cooling Resources

Clean heating and cooling (also known as renewable thermal) equipment can be used to reduce fossil fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and operating costs. Established technologies include air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, solar thermal and modern wood heating.

These technologies should be considered in new construction; for replacement of failing equipment; and as an upgrade to equipment that is inefficient or expensive to operate, such as electric resistance heating, older boilers and furnaces, or window air conditioners.

These are key resources to learn more:

The following links provide additional information.

Overview of Clean Heating and Cooling Technologies

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Programs

Mass Save®

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources


Case Studies

Building Envelope and Weatherization