Geothermal Heating and Cooling for CT Affordable Multifamily Housing

Geothermal Heating and Cooling for CT Affordable Multifamily Housing
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NEEP, in partnership with the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP), is hosting a webinar on geothermal heating and cooling for Connecticut affordable multifamily housing and will provide insights into geothermal heating and cooling systems as a tool for affordable housing decarbonization.

The webinar will include a panel discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session targeted at local and out-of-state affordable housing investors, developers, building maintenance staff, and more. Speakers from the University of Connecticut, LN Consulting, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, and Meriden Housing Authority will:

  • Provide an overview of geothermal heating and cooling technologies, including design considerations for multifamily housing
  • Provide an overview of the analysis and design model that the University of Connecticut and LN Consulting developed for the Ulbrich Heights geothermal project
  • Share real world experience implementing geothermal heating and cooling at a public housing complex in Connecticut, including ownership and billing options that make financial sense for affordable housing and low-income tenants
  • Discuss financing and cost effectiveness of geothermal projects for affordable housing

To learn more about the project, visit the CT DEEP webpage.

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) and the Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment, Award Number DE-EE0010667 administered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).


  • Ravi Gorthala, Associate Director of Research, Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering at University of Connecticut
  • Ian Donahue, Project Manager, LN Consulting
  • Rob Cappelletti, Executive Director, Meriden Housing Authority  
  • Seema Malani, Director for the Office of Affordable Housing and Energy Retrofits, CT DEEP  

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