Field Study to Assess Occupant Experience of and Market Potential for Low GWP Heat Pumps

The Western Cooling Efficiency Center is leading a new study to develop and demonstrate a new heat pump that uses refrigerant with low global warming potential (GWP). The project will monitor technical performance and occupant satisfaction before and after installation of the new equipment in demonstration homes. The Market Transformation Research Team is leading site recruitment, building owner and occupant engagement, and user assessments. Towards the end of the project, the Team will conduct a market barriers and commercialization assessment to characterize the current landscape and outline options for the commercialization of next generation heat pumps.

Project Partners: UCD Western Cooling Efficiency Center, Rheem, TRC

Sponsor: California Energy Commission, Grant # EPC-19-016