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Electric Heat Pumps for Domestic Space Heating: Applications and Considerations
Tuesday | June 06, 2017 | 9:00 am — 5:00 pm
Berkeley Public Library, West Branch | 1125 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
As our electricity supply becomes cleaner as a result of increased use of renewables, electricity becomes an attractive fuel source to designers and builders interested in reducing residential greenhouse gas emissions and creating zero net energy buildings. This all-day class will focus on efficiency gains and emissions reductions from electric heat pumps in new and existing buildings and will cover the advantages and limitations of these systems, the available technology and refrigerant types, as well as Title 24 compliance considerations.
It will be taught in two parts which may be taken together or separately, as follows:
9 am – Noon Space Heating –
The morning session will provide an overview of electric heat pumps for space heating for both ducted and ductless systems. It will include a discussion of indoor air quality issues, and building envelop considerations.
Noon – 1 pm – Networking lunch provided by BayREN (limited to those registered for both sessions)
1 pm – 5 pm Water Heating
The afternoon session will provide an overview of heat pumps for water heating. It will include a discussion sitting and sizing of equipment, as well as other water heating strategies such as solar thermal and recirculation pumps.