A new plan aims to use heat in the ground under the city to supply natural energy to homes.
Experts want to tap into the source of energy and help Glasgow meet government targets to ensure 11% of heat comes from renewable sources by 2020.
The British Geological Survey identified "significant potential" in the city. It has joined up with staff from the city council to help identify which parts of the city would offer the best prospects.
It could contribute to Glasgow's ambition to become one of Europe's greenest cities within the next 10 years.
The proposals to harness heat from the depths is included in the council's local development plan which will help set out the city's vision for the coming years and give guidance on what is acceptable to be built or developed in the city.
Ground source heat pumps use pipes which are buried in people's gardens to extract heat from the ground. This energy can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm-air heating systems and hot water in your home.
Council leader Gordon Matheson, who is also chairman of Sustainable Glasgow, said: "The council is investigating all avenues to allow us to harness energy from sustainable sources and make it cheaper to heat homes in our city.
"I look forward to hearing how the potential for ground source heat in our city can be realised."
The local development plan main issues report, currently out for consultation, says: "Should ground source heat prove an attractive proposition, the council will bring forward new policy to ensure its potential is utilised."
Ground source heat could also be used as part of a district heating system - a method of distributing heat to a wider community or area.
In November, Cube Housing Association was given planning permission for a district heating system to provide hot water heating to around 1900 homes in the Wyndford area.