Renewable Energy & Clean Heating
Understand how heat pumps pair with the renewable energy marketplace in Massachusetts, to enable your home to become Zero Net Energy.
A properly designed Heat Pump system paired with renewable energy allows any homeowner the ability to heat their home all winter long while not adding carbon dioxide to our atmosphere.
Massachusetts is helping to lead the nation with providing homeowner's multiple avenues to adopt renewables to power their heat pumps. Whether onsite, through community purchases, or even 100% clean energy through the grid.
For most homeowner's buying/generating clean energy not only helps our environment but can provide substantial savings.
Becoming zero net energy
Zero net site energy buildings produce at least as much energy as they use in a year, when accounted for at the site.
Zero net source energy buildings produce at least as much energy as they use in a year, when accounted for at the source (i.e., the primary energy needed, for example, to generate and deliver electricity to the site).
Zero net energy cost buildings receive payment from a utility, for energy exported from the site to the grid, that is at least as much as the payments made to a utility for energy use over the course of a year.
Zero net energy emissions buildings produce at least as much emission-free renewable energy as they use from emissions-producing energy sources. Since the primary building-related emissions concern is carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases, this definition is commonly used for zero carbon buildings.