Feb. 9: Using Heat Pumps to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Homes in Ottawa with Bill Nuttle and Holly Bickerton
We will hear from two homeowners from Ottawa who have used air source heat pumps to reduce GHG emissions from older, pre-1950s homes. Electricity generated in Ontario is over 90 percent fossil-free. Replacing a gas furnace with a heat pump is feasible in Ottawa, and it achieves a large reduction in emissions with little or no change in monthly energy costs.
Holly Bickerton lives in Ottawa South. Bill Nuttle lives in the Glebe. They each work in the field of environmental science and are actively promoting the switch to renewable energy in their communities.