renewable heating & cooling

Thirty-eight percent of the greenhouse gases emitted in New York State come from the heating and cooling of buildings.  Therefore, it is critical that we address the non-electric segment of the building sector, in addition to transitioning our electricity production to renewable sources. Renewable heating and cooling technologies, such as air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, and geothermal and solar thermal systems, could eliminate the on-site use of fossil fuels to heat and cool buildings and to generate hot water.

New Yorkers for Clean Power is working with local campaigns, such as Solar Tompkins, to promote renewable heating and cooling programs, as well as with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Renewable Heating and Cooling program.

Contact us at for help supporting or developing a renewable heating and cooling program in your community.

To learn about heat pump systems:

To learn about geothermal heat pumps:

To learn about the New York Geothermal Energy Organization:

Solar Tompkin’s heat pumps FAQs:

NYC’s Solar Thermal roadmap: