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MassDEP Geothermal Integration Fact Sheet

TitleMassDEP Geothermal Integration Fact Sheet
Publication TypeWebsite
Keywords#Geothermal, #GeothermalHomeownerResources, geothermal, Ground Source Heat Pump, GSHP, standing column

Owners of facilities with non-potable water wells may have the opportunity to reduce their costs for heating and cooling as well as reducing their carbon footprint by installing a ground source heat pump (GSHP) system to meet their heating and cooling needs. Advancing energy efficiency and conservation are priorities for the Commonwealth and MassDEP is helping our regulated community better understand how our energy use has critical environmental consequences. Facilities with non-potable wells should consider whether adding a GSHP to existing water withdrawal schemes can save heating and cooling costs, while also reducing fossil fuel use and associated green house gas emissions.



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