Clean Heating & Cooling
In 2017, MAPC and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) hosted a Clean Heating and Cooling Workshop for Municipalities at Roxbury Community College in Boston. The half-day workshop featured a range of clean heating and cooling technologies suitable for municipal facilities, including air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, solar hot water, and biomass heating, and provided an overview of successful project applications, incentive programs, market trends, and opportunities for residential and commercial adoption. The workshop sought to equip attendees with the information and tools to bring clean heating and cooling technologies to their facilities and community. The event concluded with a tour of the Roxbury Community College geothermal project and solar parking canopy.
- MassCEC Clean Heating and Cooling program
- Alternative Portfolio Standard Rulemaking and Related Documents
For more information, please contact Cammy Peterson, Director of Clean Energy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAPC will publish a series of toolkits to educate municipalities on technologies, funding and financing opportunities for clean heating and cooling. MAPC will also be available to provide technical assistance with clean heating and cooling procurement, local program campaigns for residential and commercial sectors, and grant exploration and project management for municipal projects.
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
Using technologies such as solar thermal, biomass thermal, and high efficiency heat pumps reduces the role of traditional heating fuels, in turn often decreasing the amount of money spent on those fuels and the emissions associated with their combustion. There is significant opportunity and need to offset traditional heating fuels, as buildings’ direct fossil fuel use (largely for space heating) accounts for nearly a third of Massachusetts’ greenhouse gas emissions.
Peter McPhee, MassCEC | Introduction to Clean Heating and Cooling Technologies
Josh Kessler, MassCEC | Funding and Financing CHC Projects
Meg Howard, MassCEC | HeatSmart
Jeremy Koo, Meister Consultants Group (MCG) | A Market Assessment of CHC Technologies
Harold Meyer, Ameresco and Tony Ransom, DCAMM | Roxbury Community College Project
Bruce Ledgerwood, ABCD | Case Study: Air-Source Heat Pumps
Larry Lessard, Achieve Renewable Energy | Case Study: Ground-Source Heat Pumps
Robert Daniels, Worcester State University | Case Study: Solar Hot Water
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2017 Meeting Schedule
All meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at MAPC’s offices, 60 Temple Place in Boston.