The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Climate Change & Clean Energy is pleased to announce the release of the New Jersey Ground Source Heat Pump Baseline Report. This report was developed with the objective of quantifying and analyzing the current landscape of vertically drilled open-loop and closed-loop ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems installed in the State.

This report leverages historic NJDEP GSHP well records, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), stakeholder surveys, informational interviews, and emissions reduction estimates to investigate deployment, climate mitigation benefits, and the barriers to adoption of GSHP technology in the State. In doing so, the report illustrates trends in GSHP installations over time, identifies locations of systems and the building sectors they serve, quantifies greenhouse gas reduction estimates (more than 66,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent annually from existing systems), and integrates input from GSHP developers to put forward strategic policy recommendations to help spur future growth of this clean heating and cooling technology as an integral component in achieving the State’s greenhouse gas reduction goals from the building sector.