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Clean Heating and Cooling

Clean Heating and Cooling Resources

Clean heating and cooling equipment (also known as renewable thermal) 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.

Good applications for these technologies include:

  • New construction
  • Replacement of failing equipment
  • Upgrades to equipment that is expensive to operate (such as electric resistance heating, older boilers or furnaces or window air conditioners), has high emissions (such as oil-fueled equipment) or is unreliable or difficult to maintain

CEE's Selection of Clean Heating & Cooling info sheet will help you understand the basics of each technology and narrow down the best options for your facility. To learn more about heat pumps, see the slides and recording from an online workshop we held. The following links provide further 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