Original air date September 28, 2023

Electric Heat Pump Systems: The Future of Heating Buildings

Heat pumps are a key way to decarbonize and comply with commercial building regulations through electrification of heat. They are a practical, efficient solution that will play an important role now and in the future.

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Heat pumps were first introduced in the 1950s as a residential heating and cooling solution and rarely scaled to the sizes needed for larger buildings. The same constraints that limit heat pumps in residential use in colder climates require the same considerations for commercial buildings, but on a much bigger scale. Despite their limitations, heat pumps are increasingly available for commercial applications, from small to large buildings, as their use is expanding to cold climates and has the potential to transform the industry.

This webcast will explore a wide range of reliable, efficient heat pump technologies and systems available today. Presenters will review equipment limitations and key application considerations. Heat pump benefits, operating principles and typical applied systems will also be discussed.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the electrified heating landscape
  • Identify key considerations for design flexibility and selection of heat pumps
  • Understand key benefits of different types of heat pump technology including VRF, chiller-heaters, packaged units and split systems

Presented By:
Rick Heiden, HVAC Systems Development Engineer, Trane Commercial
Abigail Williamson, Unitary Commercialization Leader, Trane Commercial
John Saldana, Marketing Engineer, Chiller Strategy and Sales Support, Trane Commercial
Steve Hamlin, VRF Product Manager, Trane Commercial

Moderated By:
Gary Cohen, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology

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