Can you imagine getting through a Wisconsin winter with no gas heating? The Madison Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends doesn’t have to imagine. They had the gas to their Meetinghouse disconnected in favor of geothermal heat pump technology and solar power. Originally built in 1914 with a coal boiler, the renovated and updated Meetinghouse recently won a Climate Champions award from Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change. Experts from Focus on Energy provided input on renovation designs, which included better insulation, lighting and windows, as well as energy recovery ventilators that use air leaving the building to precondition air entering the building. Thank you to Madison Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends for the tour!
Did You Know? You can get a 30% tax credit for installing a residential geothermal system thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the single largest investment in climate and energy in American history. Geothermal rebates are also available for businesses.