HVAC

April 29, 2024

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) is an efficient commercial HVAC solution in cold climates

VRF can reduce energy use and carbon emissions in cold climates for commercial and multifamily HVAC when installed correctly.
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September 26, 2023

The role of utility programs in market transformation

The market transformation of air-source heat pumps will take teamwork. We discuss what utilities can consider when designing programs to encourage market transformation.
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September 13, 2023

Very High Efficiency (VHE) HVAC retrofits for commercial buildings

We're testing a new whole-system approach to HVAC that could go a long way toward making commercial buildings more efficient.
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July 5, 2023

Transforming a Market: How Wisconsin was first to get high-efficiency furnaces in (almost) every home

The market transformation of air-source heat pumps will take teamwork. In the early '90s, stakeholders in Wisconsin helped successfully transform the market for high-efficiency furnaces.
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June 27, 2023

Advancing the electrification of RTUs in the Commercial and Industrial market

Packaged rooftop units, or RTUs, make up around 40% of the commercial and industrial market. What are the barriers keeping energy efficiency programs from tapping into this market?
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April 12, 2023

We can make commercial buildings safer in the post-pandemic future

Better building operation can help us optimize both energy use and people's health — but we need to know more.
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February 21, 2023

Join our commercial energy code field study for the U.S. Department of Energy

Commercial building owners in the Midwest: join our field study to help the Department of Energy improve energy codes in large buildings.
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November 4, 2022

The 5 biggest industry myths about air-source heat pumps

A manufacturer details the top heat pump myths among program implementers, evaluators, and contractors that get in the way of effective program design.
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May 26, 2022

Dual fuel heat pumps: advancing beneficial electrification

Any heat pump is better than no heat pump. Dual fuel heat pumps can advance electrification in the short term and ease the market into a more fully electrified future.
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May 15, 2022

Are switched reluctance motors the "LEDs of Motors"?

In terms of energy savings, SRMs could be to traditional motors what LEDs are to incandescent lightbulbs.
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