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Field Test of Reverse-Cycle Chillers in Multifamily Buildings

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Created 6/6/2017 by Tyler Dillavou
Updated 11/13/2019 by Conduit Admininistrator
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Contact and Funding
Lead Org(s): Bonneville Power Administration
Primary: Robert Weber 206-220-6783 rmweber@bpa.gov
Secondary: krmcvey@bpa.gov
Funding:
Overview
Project Objectives: The project includes feasibility and design studies followed by demonstration of a large central reverse cycle chiller (RCC) or heat pump water heaters for energy efficient production of domestic hot water in multifamily residential projects. Feasibility and design studies were completed in 2010. The first installation was completed in November 2012; a second installation will be completed in the Spring 2013. The next phase of the project will include measurement and verification of energy savings. The project will conclude with a final report of lessons learned and recommendations for future applications of this technology. This project will look to answer the following research question: quantify the energy savings using a large heat pump water heater (or called RCC) vs. electric resistance domestic hot water in a multifamily (MF) application to prove the concept, and understand technical challenges and whether this is a good technology for multifamily sector.
Current Project Phase: Completed
Current Project Status: Not Specified
Outcome
Project Outcome: Not Specified
Notes on Project Outcome: Part of BPA WH strategy
Additional Information
https://www.bpa.gov/EE/Technology/EE-emerging-technologies/Projects-Reports-Archives/Pages/Current%20Research%20Portfolio.aspx
Attached Files
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Interested / Collaborative RETAC Organizations
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Project Geography
97208
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