Smart Cities

Overcoming Preconceptions to Drive Heat Pump Technology into Buildings

Heat pumps have been around for a while, they increasingly make cost and environmental sense for buildings, yet their adoption is still limited. Buildings represent 40% of global energy consumption and, within the building, space and water heating make up two-thirds of energy consumption. This means that heating/cooling in buildings represents over 25% of all energy consumed on earth and we have an established technology to address that issue but we are not seizing this cost and climate-saving opportunity. In order to solve the energy for heating problem, all stakeholders must adapt and engage to drive the heat pump solution. “Consumer and installer perceptions based on older generations of heat pump technology have built up over decades. Memories of chilly homes or unhappy customers during the heating season will continue to make installers in colder climates slow to adopt heat pumps as a core offering,” write Michael Gartman and Amar Shah in an article for RMI. “But […]

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