Heating Electrification Workshop
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Heating Electrification Workshop 2021

Join NEEP, program administrators, manufacturers, policy makers, installers, and other stakeholders for our heating electrification market transformation workshop October 27-28. During this workshop – which was once focused on air source heat pumps – we will explore approaches for electrifying our heating and cooling sector while guaranteeing quality and comfort for occupants. Expert panelists will speak to their experience with various system applications and discuss recent advancements in air source heat pumps (ASHPs), packaged terminal heat pumps (PHTPs), variable refrigerant flow systems (VRFs), and other clean heating technologies.

As state actors continue to see the difficulty in reaching GHG reduction targets without decarbonizing the building sector, more focus is turning towards the potential of heat pumps. They are an efficient way to heat and cool homes and buildings, save on operating costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These technologies have been proven to help achieve our common clean energy goals and provide customers reliable, year-round comfort.

Virtual and interactive discussions will provide a collaborative setting to talk about driving increased consumer confidence, explore technology advancements, share lessons learned, and understand the current policy framework.

 

Objectives:

  • Explore the role of heating electrification technologies in the context of current policy framework
  • Coordinate effective implementation of market transformation strategies for air source heat pump (ASHP) and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems
  • Share best practices, lessons learned, and success stories for residential and commercial applications
  • Discuss ongoing initiatives related to quality assurance efforts for clean heating and cooling system installations

 

Agenda

Wednesday, Oct 27

Time Sessions
1:00 p.m. Welcome
1:20 p.m

Session One - Considering Equity in Heating Electrification

How do we consider equity when thinking about heat pump adoption? How do we ensure that all communities – especially those who are historically marginalized – enjoy the multiple benefits of heat pumps? In this roundtable discussion, participants will share perspectives on a variety of pathways where equity and inclusion may be considered – developing the workforce, improving public health, and increasing access to historically marginalized communities. Valuing these benefits will not only help states reach their clean energy goals but also make heating electrification and building decarbonization more accessible for all.

2:20 p.m.

SoundBites

NEEP SoundBites are short, informative, and inspiring talks on a variety of topics relating to heating electrification. Presenters are innovative leaders, researchers, and technologists who will share both challenges and solutions through fast paced, high energy talks.

3:00 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m.

Session Two - Policy Pathways to Heat Pump Adoption

Heat pumps are recognized as one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool homes, yet there are many challenges to transforming this market. While energy efficiency programs provided a key starting point for heat pump adoptions, market acceleration is necessary to achieve climate goals. In this discussion, we will explore various policies to help grow access to heat pumps and expand beneficial electrification programs.

4:15 p.m. Closing

 

Thursday, Oct 28

Time Sessions
1:00 p.m. Welcome Back
1:10 p.m

Session Three - ASHPs as Secondary or Primary Heating Systems

While cold climate heat pumps can function in temperatures as low as -22 degrees, there is still debate about fully displacing fossil fuel heating systems with heat pumps. This panel will look at the role of primary and secondary heating systems, and consider how we should prioritize them while considering climate goals, energy reliability, and ensuring equitable access to these technologies

2:10 p.m.

SoundBites

NEEP SoundBites are short, informative, and inspiring talks on a variety of topics relating to heating electrification. Presenters are innovative leaders, researchers, and technologists who will share both challenges and solutions through fast paced, high energy talks.

2:50 p.m.

Break

3:05 p.m.

Session Four - Emerging Heat Pump Solutions for the Toughest Challenges

While many existing buildings and new construction applications have demonstrated reliable, market-ready heat pump solutions for space and water heating, there are other applications where solutions are only just emerging, including commercial water heating, high rise/large multi-family space heating, and homes/buildings with hydronic distribution. This session will explore these more challenging applications and the heat pump solutions that are rising to the challenge. 

4:05 p.m. Closing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ticket Prices

Standard Government and Non-Profit
$59 $39
NEEP is committed to creating events and programming that are accessible to all. To uphold our intention to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in all we do, we also have a pay what you can (PWYC) option. For more information, please contact Jessica Augat.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Industry Relations & Event Manager Jessica Augat.

 

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