New Heat Pump Technologies to the Rescue

New innovative heat pump products are entering the New York market in order to help electrify space heating and improve space cooling efficiency. These products are alternatives to traditional split system VRF heat pumps and mini-splits. Our session will provide an overview of four of them: 1) An air-to-water heat pump system that can provide space and water heating to hydronic buildings; 2) a packaged heat pump that mounts inside an exterior wall with a duct penetration to outside; 3) a mini-split that fits in a PTAC sleeve and connects to a wall-mounted air handler; and 4) a DIY-installed window-mounted inverter-driven high efficiency heat pump.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

BPI 1.0 hour
GBCI BD+C, ID+C, WELL 1.0 hour

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe four new heat pump systems that can heat water for DHW and space heating in multifamily buildings
  • Evaluate two PTAC replacement options that provide high efficiency electrification solutions
  • Summarize research underway to assess the energy, emissions and efficiency of these systems in New York
  • Create demand for low emissions electrification solutions by specifying these products in new and existing buildings

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