Air Source Heat Pumps: Design & Equipment Selection in 2020

From retrofitting a ranch built in the ’40s to conditioning massive multi-family Passive House developments, air source heat pumps are being selected as the primary method to heat and cool an ever-growing variety of housing stock. While this technology is remarkable in its affordability, efficiency, and ability to offset a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, there are often unmet challenges in selecting the most appropriate piece of equipment. This session will explore the equipment options available in 2020 and evaluate design strategies to ensure that the equipment can be successfully deployed in new construction and retrofit applications.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:00am

Room / Location:
Marina II

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2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

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BPI 1.5 hours
GBCI BD+C, ID+C, O+M 1.5 hours
MA CSL 1.5 hour, Energy

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the suitability of different types of ASHP equipment in a wide variety of buildings
  • Examine how room, block, and design load inform ASHP equipment selection
  • Demonstrate Solar PV’s impact on GHG emissions & operating cost when paired with ASHPs
  • Investigate the effects of selecting multi-zone ductless vs ducted ASHPs

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