Free Online Course: Electric Heat Pumps for Space Heating and Cooling, September 14, 9am-1pm

  • 14 September 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : PG&E Events
Free Webinar: Electric Heat Pumps for Space Heating and Cooling, September 14
Event Description

As the electricity supply generally becomes cleaner due to increased use of renewables for generation and a growing number of local ordinances prohibiting installations in new homes, electricity is increasing as an attractive fuel source to designers and builders interested in reducing residential greenhouse gas emissions and creating zero net energy buildings.

Dan Perunko of Balance Point Home Performance will present 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. Discussion will touch on interactions with indoor air quality issues and building enclosure considerations.

The objective of this course is that at the conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of ducted and ductless space heating heat pump systems
  • Describe the potential benefits of HVAC-driven filtration and indoor air quality
  • Summarize the performance parameters for proper installation of electric heat pumps
  • Describe climate impacts from the release of refrigerants into the atmosphere and the procedures to ensure that systems don't leak
  • Interpret energy savings comparisons among existing equipment types in order to determine the total annual energy consumption for the equipment under consideration

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • PG&E Events
  • Agenda
    • - Introduction and safety announcement

      - Heat pumps for space heating

      - Case studies of zero net energy (ZNE) homes

      - Energy consumption of heating and cooling

      - Ducted vs. ductless heat pump systems

      - Indoor air quality (IAQ)

      - Refrigerant leaks and global warming potential

      - Performance of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems

      - Duct design and variable air flow systems

      - Electric resistance auxiliary heating in heat pumps

      - Q&A and course evaluation
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Dan Perunko

      Dan Perunko is cofounder of Balance Point Home Performance Company. In 2006, along with Gavin Healy, Dan started a successful company providing full service home performance analysis, retrofits, consultations, and trainings. Dan works on new and existing construction designs and hands on installations of enclosures, mechanical, plumbing, and indoor air quality components based on tested performance outcomes. Dan especially enjoys improving existing homes to provide homeowners with levels of comfort and energy consumption that they have not believed possible.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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