Cool, Clean, and Warm: Workshop on Clean Heating Solutions and Incentives, August 9 in Boston

  • 9 August 2017
  • Start time : 08:30 AM
  • End time : 10:00 AM
  • Event Host : USGBC MA
  • Event Location : 16th Floor, Edison Room, 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA, 02109, United States
Cool, Clean, and Warm: Workshop on Clean Heating Solutions and Incentives, August 9 in Boston
Event Description

Did you know that in Massachusetts, more greenhouse gas emissions come from heating than from power generation? Most heating is fueled by natural gas, fuel oil, or inefficient electric resistance. Fortunately, there are cleaner alternatives. Air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) are becoming a common solution. Modern variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pumps offer highly efficient heating and cooling while improving comfort for building occupants. Heat pumps typically require 50 to 75% less electricity than electric resistance heaters and can be powered by electricity from renewable sources.

In this workshop hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council of Massachusetts, you will learn from Mitsubishi Electric and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) about how VRF can provide superior, zonal comfort while cutting energy use and helping to meet green building standards. MassCEC will also discuss its new VRF incentive program and provide an overview of incentives for ductless mini-splits, geothermal heat pumps, central biomass, and solar thermal.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC MA
  • Event type
    • Conference/Expo

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