Recent technology developments and incentive programs are creating new opportunities for ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs) at the building and neighborhood scale (networked geothermal). Practitioners designing and piloting GSHPs will describe how GSHPs can reduce the environmental burden on LMI communities by decarbonizing space and water heating. Through design and case studies, they will describe what characteristics make a building or neighborhood a promising fit for GSHP implementation, and those posing significant challenges. Participate and see if GSHPs could be a good fit for your new or existing building – or portfolio of buildings – and next steps to investigate GSHPs further!
Approved for 1 credit hour toward AIA (LU|HSW), BOC, and NARI certification. Credit is offered for each full conference day toward MA CSL, PHI, Phius, and RESNET certification.
- Describe the fundamentals of ground source heat pump HVAC systems and the ability to configure them into district/community systems
- Define the characteristics that make a building or neighborhood a promising fit for GSHP implementation, and those posing significant challenges in consideration of traditional geothermal vs. geothermal networks
- Identify upcoming federal, state, and local incentives and financial options to lower the up-front cost challenges
- Describe how these technologies can contribute to an equitable transition for Low to Middle Income housing