Overcoming Barriers to Heat Pumps in Multifamily Buildings

While more residential customers have turned to heat pumps as an efficient alternative to electric resistance heating, to shift away from delivered fuels, or to add cooling to their home, the modest gains in heat pump penetration have largely been limited to single family homes. This session presents the findings of a barrier study for heat pump adoption in multifamily properties, which have not experienced similar growth in heat pump adoption. We will also share our recommendations for program intervention strategies to overcome these barriers and drive greater heat pump adoption in this key segment of the residential building stock.

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Monday, February 28, 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Room / Location:
Marina 1

CEU Information: 

Attendance for each full conference day offers 4.5 credit hours for both RESNET and MA CSL licensure.

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BPI: 1 Hour
GBCI: 1 Hour (BD+C, WELL)
NARI: 1 Hour
PHIUS: 1 Hour

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the key barriers preventing greater heat pump adoption in multifamily buildings
  • Explain what building decision makers value about heat pumps and what leads them to install this technology
  • Recognize specific hurdles to heat pump installations in multifamily buildings and describe ways to address them
  • Identify available utility-funded programs that can support the adoption of heat pumps

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