A Cheaper, Warmer, Cooler, & Cleaner Way to Heat and Cool our Buildings – New York’s Effort to Provide High-Efficiency Clean Heating & Cooling Systems

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Ron Kamen

Ron Kamen has decades of expertise & leadership in catalyzing exponential change in sustainable energy adoption with communities, governments, non-profits, and businesses.

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“Passion and commitment. You got to be passionate about what you do and committed to accomplish what you’re passionate about. That’s how I live my life.” – Donovan Gordon

How can we save money and help create a better future by transitioning from heating our buildings with fossil fuels to heating and cooling with clean and renewable resources?

When we say that we’re going to heat and cool our buildings from the earth, more often than not, people scratch their heads and question how it’s possible to get 72 degrees from dirt.

By running pipes into the ground and transferring the “heat beneath our feet” into our homes and other buildings, we can capture the constant temperature of the earth and use that ~50 degrees as the starting temperature to heat or cool. Then, using the same type of heat pump technologies as today’s refrigerators and air conditioners to cool or heat.

When we maximize the use of geothermal pipes, we improve comfort and reduce energy costs for almost seven generations. Imagine investing in a heating & cooling system that ensures that your kids and grandkids will have a safe, clean, efficient, and lost-cost heating, cooling and hot water system. Not only are you saving money, but you’re also being part of creating a sustainable world.

One-third of New York State’s carbon emissions come from the heating systems of our buildings. Join us as we bring all the levers that we have to reach our carbon reduction goals of 40% by 2030 and 85% by 2050.

Donovan Gordon is the Director of Renewable Heating & Cooling at New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). He leads New York State’s efforts to develop markets that support clean, high-efficiency, renewable thermal systems, while conceptualizing, driving and implementing a portfolio of products to encourage and enable customers and partners to invest in low-carbon clean heating and cooling systems and with advancing New York’s progress toward self-sustained markets.

Donovan has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from St. Francis College, and a Master in Business Administration from NYU, Stern School of Business. He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited Green Associate, and an International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) accredited Geothermal Installer.

Sign up for afree webclass to discover how easy is it to get ultra-efficient geothermal heating and cooling installed in your home – without the pain of emptying your savings account.

In “The Power Of Earth With Comfort” From Climate Master webclass, you’ll discover the answers every homeowner needs to know, including:

  • How geothermal heating and cooling can draw energy from the ground beneath our feet (for pennies)
  • Why homeowners everywhere are making the switch
  • The secrets to securing utility incentives and tax credits to pay for a large portion of your new geothermal system and much more…

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SuperNova #1. It works; this thing works. In geothermal, it’s nothing new. Once you go down five to 10 feet, the temperature stays constant. It’s a technology that is not a technology per se in that we’re not inventing some gadget; we’re just tapping into a natural resource that’s there for the long haul and using it… We really need to do some education, but also, we need to reach a critical mass where it becomes common… We need to show the value to the homeowner of installing these types of technologies for their comfort, but also for the return and value that they can bring to their home.

SuperNova #2. Take a look at this because geothermal is going to be around. People need to heat their buildings. And again, with climate change, they’re going to need to cool their buildings as well, too. Right now, it’s separated. You heat with fossil fuels in furnaces; you cool it with air conditioning that uses electricity. Now, this is an all-in-one system that provides heating, cooling, and domestic hot water. Every home needs one. Be part of that shift. You’re helping your own future; this is for you.

SuperNova #3. For anyone looking to install it, if you can, I would highly recommend that you do home energy efficiency, maintain your envelope insulation to reduce your thermal load, thereby reducing the size of the system that you need to put in. And if your load is lower, you use less energy and carbon. Because electricity is still going to be a while before it is 100% renewable, that also reduces the carbon footprint. Less is more in this case. Efficiency is the name of the game. Efficient buildings and efficient appliances, meaning heat pumps.

Most Energized About Today: “That I’m the guy leading up for New York State. I’m humbled and honored that I’m in this position, and I’m going to give it my all. Again, I’m passionate and committed.” – Donovan Gordon


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