December CARD Webinar

Air-to-Water Heat Pumps: A Cold Climate Solution for High-Efficiency Cooling, Space Heating, and Water Heating

Dec. 19 | 11 a.m. to noon


Minnesota Department of Commerce
Event Description

Join this webinar to hear key findings on “Air-to-Water Heat Pumps: A Cold Climate Solution for High-Efficiency Cooling, Space Heating, and Water Heating” that can be leveraged to target ECO offerings and tailor interventions to most effectively impact the market.

Air-to-water heat pump (AWHP) systems are a flexible type of air source heat pump that could extend heat pump savings to more customers and integrate hot water loads. However, with this flexibility comes complexity that may hinder adoption of this new technology. In response, Center for Energy and Environment will share research results in this webinar to fill knowledge gaps and provide context to AWHP systems for Minnesota consumers. System configurations for serving heating, cooling, and hot water loads in cold climate single-family homes will be clarified based on recent market research. The strengths and weaknesses of commercially available AWHPs will be uncovered further by examining detailed field monitoring results of four AWHP retrofits in Minnesota. These field results provide real-world data on the cost-effectiveness and energy saving capabilities of AWHPs in cold climates.

The purpose of the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) Grant Program is to identify new technologies, strategies and program approaches that utilities can implement to help achieve the annual state energy-conservation goal as established by the Next Generation Energy Act of 2007 and modernized by the Energy Conservation and Optimization Act passed in 2021. For more information, visit the Applied Research and Development webpage or email the Utility Energy Conservation Research Planner, Lindsay Anderson.


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