Join NEEP and fellow air-source heat pump (ASHP) stakeholders for our annual in-person ASHP Workshop. NEEP will gather key stakeholders from across the ASHP market, including manufacturers, program administrators, installers, technology experts, state/local policy makers, and others to coordinate effective implementation of regional market transformation strategies. The 2016 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Air Source Heat Pump Market Strategies report will provide a framework of key strategies for the regional stakeholders to discuss, explore and debate.
Please note that the date after the ASHP Market Transformation Workshop, Thursday, June 29, NEEP will host a Regional Strategic Electrification Summit at the same facility.
Agenda - June 27
Welcome - Workshop Framing
Dave Lis, NEEP
The role of ASHPs in Energy Vision 2030
Keynote Speaker: Jamie Howland, Acadia Center
State and Local Policy Activity aimed at Expanding Adoption of ASHPs
Jeremy Koo, Meister Consulting Group
This session will explore the evolving policy/program landscape in the region.
What are we learning from in-field ASHP Metering Research?
This session will explore findings from a series of recent in-field metering studies. What is the data telling us about ASHPs?
Local ASHP Initiatives to Drive Adoption
Jonathan Comstock, HeatSmart Tompkins Initiative
Jonathan Comstock will share his experiences implementing Heat Smart Tompkins, a community-based initiative aimed at educating and enabling citizens of Tompkins County to learn about and install clean heating technologies.
Installer Guidance on Sizing, Selecting and Installing ASHPs in cold climates
Bruce Harley, Bruce Harley Energy Consulting
Bruce Harley will give a short presentation on NEEP’s recently published Installer Guides.
Reflections from the morning
Dave Lis, NEEP
Getting to Integrated Controls
Dana Fischer from Efficiency Maine will provide an update on a pilot that is looking at integrated control systems that manage ductless ASHPs in coordination with central heating systems. Richard Faesy from Energy Futures Group will share additional perspectives on the need for, and potential of, these types of controls. NEEP’s Claire Miziolek will bring additional perspective from the world of smart thermostats and the launch of ENERGY STAR’s recent smart thermostat specification.
Moving ASHP Market through Novel Program Interventions
Howard Merson, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
This session will include a presentation from VEIC’s Howard Merson on some novel mid-stream program models for ASHPs.
Adjourn Day 1
Agenda - June 28
Dave Lis, NEEP
Cold-Climate ASHP Specification and the Future of Improved Performance Metrics
NEEP will lead this session to inform the evolution of its Cold-climate ASHP Specification. Is this technical definition of cold-climate ASHPs still appropriate? Should the technical requirements reporting requirements evolve? How might the CSA’s new proposal for ASHP test procedure impact the Specification?
Expanding the Initiative to Commercial Equipment (VRF)
Attendees will discuss whether the commercial ASHP market could benefit from a regional market transformation initiative.
Manufacturer Speed Dating Sessions
Six 15-minute sessions with individual manufacturers
|1:30 PM - 2:30 PM||
Optional Tour of Schneider Electric's recently completed MicroGrid
Rooms are available at the Double Tree by Hilton hotel in Andover, MA at the Schneider Electric guest rate of only $104 per night (until sold out). To use the Schneider Electric rate, follow this link.
NEEP did not make specific arrangements with hotels but other lodging options in the area include: