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Case Study on Cold Climate Heat Pump Performance

This project picks up on an ET project with long-term performance monitoring of a cold climate heat pump in Fairbanks, AK. In the United States, approximately 14.4 million dwellings use electricity for heating in cold and very cold regions, consuming 0.16 quads of energy annually. A high-performance cold climate heat pump (CCHP) can result in significant savings over current technologies (greater than 70% compared to strip heating) and in annual primary energy savings of 0.1 quads when fully deployed, which is equivalent to a reduction of 5.9 million tons of annual carbon dioxide emissions.
A case study will be created for submission to the Building America Solution Center that documents how the equipment performed during the field study, including estimated HSPF and SEER ratings for this type of technology in order to provide a reference for comparison to existing equipment.

Program Information
Funding Organization: 
Department of Energy
Program Area: 
Residential Buildings Integration
Sub-Program: 
Building America
Project Manager: 
Eric Werling
Agreement Type: 
Lab Award
Scope
Funded Performer: 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Agreement Total: 
$50,000
Match Total: 
$0
Project Start Date: 
October 01, 2016
Project End Date: 
September 30, 2017
Project Details
Ongoing Initiative or Research Project: 
Research Project
Grid, Whole Building, or Technology: 
Technology
Technology Type: 
HVAC
Sub-Technology Type: 
HVAC - Heating
Building Type: 
Single Family
New or Existing: 
New, Existing
DR Focus?: 
No
Code/Standard Focus?: 
No
Locale
BA Climate Region: 
Very Cold
IECC Climate Region: 
Zone 8
City: 
Fairbanks
State: 
Alaska