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Edwin and Karen Mirles’ new Hearth and Home Technologies Quadra-Fire Explorer I stove.

October 15, 2019

MassCEC Brings the Heat with the 2019 Woodstove Change-Out Program

This spring, MassCEC’s Woodstove Change-Out Program fired up for its eighth round since the program’s launch in 2012. In 2019, MassCEC awarded almost $480,000 to 248 homeowners, helping finance the switch from antiquated, polluting, non-EPA certified woodstoves to their cleaner, EPA-certified... READ THE FULL POST

Out of the 22 applications MassCEC has received to date, 13 have been for existing buildings and 9 have been for new construction or gut rehabs. The existing buildings tend to have a higher heat load per square foot.

September 30, 2019

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

MassCEC’s whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program has been running for about four months now. This blog is part of our commitment to provide monthly updates on the pilot. The goal of these updates is to share results along the way... READ THE FULL POST

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 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

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

The Battery Resourcers team in their pilot recycling facility.

June 27, 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

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 07, 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

April 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

2018 Code Inspector Training in Wayland, MA 

April 29, 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

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