Do cold climate heat pumps make sense for you? Cold climate heat pumps have rapidly emerged as a promising technology for Vermont. Come to a workshop to learn about heat pump options for both hot water and space heating to see if they make sense for your home, business, or rental property.
These devices provide heat and domestic hot water using 25-50% less energy than conventional systems. They are environmentally-friendly as well – 87% free of carbon emissions when the electricity comes from Green Mountain Power. Heat pumps can also be combined with solar electric panels to provide 100% renewable energy.
You can learn more about the benefits of heat pumps at a free informational workshop on Monday, November 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon Street in downtown Brattleboro. Matt Sargent, Energy Consultant with Efficiency Vermont will review the latest in heat pump technologies, the relative economics of using heat pumps versus other fuel sources, successful case studies, and other resources to help you. Heat pump distributors will be on-site to share information. The doors open at 5:00 pm, and light refreshments will be provided.
“Heat pumps make a lot of sense in an era of unstable fuel prices and climate change”, says Paul Cameron, Executive Director of Brattleboro Climate Protection.
"Combining energy efficiency, heat pump technology, and renewably-generated power can go a long way toward saving money for households as well as meeting our State's goal of 90% renewables by 2050", says Michael Bosworth, Chair of the Brattleboro Energy Committee.
The workshop is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, contact Paul Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-251-8135.
The workshop is sponsored by Brattleboro Climate Protection, the Brattleboro Energy Committee, Efficiency Vermont, and the Marlboro College Graduate School.