Finally Fossil-Fuel-Free: Air-to-Water Heat Pump & Ventilation Retrofit - Self Study

Online

Author: Brian Just

Subjects: Renewable HVAC: HVAC Design, Green Building: Building Science, Green Building: Sustainable Building, Green Building: LEED

Description

This course was originally presented at BuildingEnergy Boston 2020, a conference presented by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

Air-to-water heat pumps have generated a lot of excitement for their enormous retrofit potential. This case study details one home’s retrofit to an AWHP system, which was developed by hydronics experts to be simple and repeatable. The project encompassed distribution systems, domestic hot water and backup heat, as well as a ventilation system upgrade from exhaust-only to high-efficiency fresh air (balanced) ventilation. We’ll present full project costs, before/after breakdown of energy models/costs, details on the beyond-energy motivations and benefits gained by the homeowners, and we’ll share extensive data from this project’s comprehensive monitoring systems along with two other installations in Vermont. We’ll summarize lessons learned and the limitations and challenges in designing for air-to-water retrofittability. There will be ample time for lively Q&A.

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Learning Objectives

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Not Eligible for Continuing Education Credits or Certificates

Since this is a free course, it is not eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential. Certificates of completion and CEU Credits are only available for our premium paid courses.

Author

Brian Just

Manager, Engineer, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Brian manages a team of Efficiency Vermont's residential energy consultants and works on a variety of energy efficiency initiatives at VEIC. He holds degrees from the University of British Columbia (MASc, Mechanical Engineering) and the University of Minnesota (BME, Mechanical Engineering). He is Passive House and LEED AP accredited, and currently serves as president of...[more]

Course Outline

Fossil-Fuel-Free at Last: Air-to-Water Heat Pump & Ventilation Retrofit

  • Fossil-Fuel-Free at Last: Air-to-Water Heat Pump & Ventilation Retrofit (Video - 01:27:31 hours)

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