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At Alison Gustafson’s home in Newburyport (center), her heat pumps are kept above the snowline with ground-mounted stand (left) and wall brackets (right).

August 30, 2019

Lessons from the Field: Month Three of the Whole-Home ASHP Pilot

MassCEC’s whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program has been running for about three months now. This blog is part of our commitment to provide monthly updates on the pilot (see our... READ THE FULL POST

The Battery Resourcers team in their pilot recycling facility.

August 30, 2019

MassCEC Grant Programs Supercharge the Growth of Clean Energy Start-Ups in Massachusetts

Innovative clean energy technologies are an important part of Massachusetts’ ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals. At the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Technology Development (TechDev) Team is focused on providing resources to clean energy companies, entrepreneurs, and... READ THE FULL POST

July 30, 2019

Get Paid for Your Building’s Energy Storage System

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has said that energy storage has the potential to "reduce costs for ratepayers and help create a clean and resilient energy future." To capitalize... READ THE FULL POST

The heat pump on the left is mounted on a metal stand on a concrete pad. The heat pump on the right is wall-mounted on brackets. Both solutions are good strategies to ensure the outdoor unit does not get buried in the snow.

July 19, 2019

Lessons from the Field: Month Two of the Whole-Home ASHP Pilot

MassCEC’s whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program has been running for about two months now. This blog is part of our commitment to provide monthly updates on the pilot (see our... READ THE FULL POST

July 02, 2019

Maintaining Massachusetts’ Leadership in Energy Efficiency through Innovation

In the realm of energy efficiency, Massachusetts has been ranked #1 in the country for eight years running. Why? Because of our innovative cleantech ecosystem, robust policy and incentive support, and conscientious early-adopters. As the energy... READ THE FULL POST

June 28, 2019

VRF Program Closure

On June 28, 2019, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center announced the closure of our Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pump program. Over the last two years we’ve supported 110 large commercial buildings in transitioning from fossil fuel heating to highly efficient heat pumps. In doing do, we’ve... READ THE FULL POST

This screenshot from the Diamond System Builder shows that the software calculates the heating and cooling capacity at the design temperature.
 

June 14, 2019

Lessons from the Field: Month One of the Whole-Home ASHP Pilot

MassCEC’s whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program has been running for just over a month. As we promised, we’re planning to provide regular updates about... READ THE FULL POST

This new construction home is heated entirely by air-source heat pumps. Can you spot the outdoor unit? (Photograph by Randi Baird Photography)
 

May 08, 2019

Electrify Your Heating!

More and more energy policy makers are starting to adopt the mantra “Electrify Everything.” Last week the New York Times ran an editorial promoting the concept of electrifying... READ THE FULL POST

2018 Code Inspector Training in Wayland, MA 

April 30, 2019

Municipal Code Inspectors Bolster Their Solar PV Inspection Expertise

Last year, MassCEC partnered with the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) and Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) to conduct 5 Municipal Code Inspector Trainings across the Commonwealth. The goal of these... READ THE FULL POST

March 25, 2019

An Approach to Commercializing New Water Technology

For over a hundred years, wastewater technology has essentially remained the same. While other utilities have taken steps to become more energy efficient and cost effective, wastewater utilities in general have not stayed ahead of the technology curve. Because of this,... READ THE FULL POST

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