Getting a household, school, office building or any other enclosed structure comfortably heated and cooled can be an energy-intensive proposition in the mid-Atlantic states, where winter temperatures can fall well below freezing and summer days can feel like a steam room.
But a little known type of heat pump — a geothermal heat pump or “geo-exchange” system — uses much less energy than conventional heating and cooling systems, especially when it is very cold. If that appeals, you will want to act fast: Substantial federal tax incentives for installing geothermal heat pumps are set to expire Dec. 31.[Continue Reading]
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The Bay Journal is a partner in the second Chesapeake Bay Summit, a discussion about key issues in the Bay restoration hosted by Maryland Public Television during Chesapeake Bay Week. This year, the Summit aired on April 27 and focused on the challenges of growth and development. Watch it here, and read the following articles related to the 2015 Summit:
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