2019 Air Source Heat Pump Market Transformation Workshop


Crowne Plaza Boston-Woburn
15 Middlesex Canal Park
Woburn, MA 01801
United States

Event Date


Air Source Heat Pump Market Transformation Workshop

Heat Pumps, Smart Controls, VRFs, Oh my!

NEEP invites you to explore how the region can work collaboratively to accelerate the adoption of air source heat pumps (ASHP) and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems. These renewable heating and cooling technologies are increasingly seen as important solutions to a low-carbon future in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. These technologies, and others, will transform the way we heat and cool our homes and businesses.

This event will convene a diverse group of key stakeholders from across the ASHP/VRF markets, including manufacturers, program administrators, installers, technology experts, state/local policy makers, and others to coordinate effective implementation of regional market transformation strategies. Market transformation strategy reports for ASHP and VRF, developed through NEEP’s ASHP and Smart Controls Initiative, will provide frameworks of key strategies for stakeholders to discuss, explore, and debate.


  • Explore the role of ASHP/VRF technologies in the context of current policy environment
  • 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 related to promotion of ASHP and VRF systems
  • Explore best practices related to quality assurance efforts for ASHP and VRF installations

More information about NEEP's Initiative.

Draft Early Agenda

Day 1: ASHP Focus

Tuesday June 18th, 9:30-4:30pm


Ensuring ASHP programs are delivering savings and quality 

Controls for ASHPs

Performance Metrics for ASHP

Priorities for Regional Collaboration in 2020

Observations, next steps and adjourn Day 1

Evening reception


Day 2: Cross-Cutting and VRF Focus

Wednesday June 19th, 8:30-3:30pm


Installer best practice/training/workforce development

Manufacturer perspectives on ashps and vrfs

VRF Session- Presentation of NEEP’s VRF Market Transformation Strategies Report

VRF Session – Prioritizing regionally collaborative activities 

Debrief and adjourn



Lodging and transportation

This year, we will again partner with travel company TripZero (a Certified B Corp) to offset the carbon footprint created by travel to our event. Attendees can book the Crowne Plaza Boston-Woburn for $159, and by booking these hotel rooms, we collectively enable TripZero to offset the carbon footprint created by our travel – at no cost to you. Book your room at the Crowne Plaza now. Through the purchase of certified carbon offsets, TripZero funds reforestation and renewable energy projects that remove pollution from the atmosphere. As these projects offset the impact of our travel, they also create lots of benefits for local communities. Learn more here.


Sponsorship Options

From essential coffee breaks to full partner options, you can customize the way you want your organization to be involved in our events. Specifically for this ASHP Market Transformation Workshop, we have several available sponsorship options to gain visibility in front of our attendees. If you would like to sponsor this workshop, or have questions, please contact Lucie Carriou, Events Manager.

Are you a NEEP Ally? You get a 20% discount on any sponsorship option! And don't forget to claim your complimentary pass to the event.

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