BRATTLEBORO — Come to a workshop to learn about heat pump options for both hot water and space heating to see if they make sense for your home, business, or rental property.

These devices provide heat and domestic hot water using 25 to 50 percent less energy than conventional systems. They are environmentally-friendly as well — 87 percent free of carbon emissions when the electricity comes from Green Mountain Power. Heat pumps can also be combined with solar electric panels to provide 100 percent renewable energy.

A free informational workshop will be held Monday, Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m. at the Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon Street. Matt Sargent, energy consultant with Efficiency Vermont will review the latest in heat pump technologies, the relative economics of using heat pumps versus other fuel sources, successful case studies, and other resources. Heat pump distributors will be on-site to share information.

The doors open at 5 p.m., and light refreshments will be provided. The workshop is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, contact Paul Cameron at or 802-251-8135. The workshop is sponsored by Brattleboro Climate Protection, the Brattleboro Energy Committee, Efficiency Vermont, and the Marlboro College Graduate School.