Webinar: Community Heat Pump Systems: Piping, Pumping and System Controls, January 5, 2 pm ET

  • 5 January 2022
  • Start time : 02:00 PM
  • End time : 03:30 PM
  • Event Host : ASHRAE, NYSERDA
heat pumps, energy, NYSERDA, community development
Event Description

Heating buildings by burning fossil fuels causes significant emissions of greenhouse gases. Many states already recognize the need to move away from this and have established climate action goals to help.

Depending upon the location and type of Community Heat Pump system designed, many different sinks or sources for heat exchange may be employed. Often the location of the available heat sinks or sources are fixed, requiring a well-thought-out design for pumping and control based on demand by the connected loads (buildings). The challenge is to provide a simple, energy-efficient solution which increases customer comfort in managing, monitoring, and maintaining the system. Creative engineers are able to find solutions that satisfy both construction budget and energy efficiency goals.

List of topics to be covered:

  • Provide a list of design considerations that lend themselves best to different piping/pumping scenarios knowing that constraints often encountered on large-scale projects and especially for building system retrofits.
  • Discuss heat recovery and piping/pumping strategies which eliminate or reduce the need to connect to a Community Heat Pump System. What are complimentary sources and sinks?
  • Fuel flexibility, reliability, redundancy.
  • Critical nature of loads (temperatures etc.), how to adapt to generating sources.


ASHRAE, with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), has developed a series of 17 webinars designed to engage and educate all stakeholders involved in community heat pump system design and implementation. The webinars, bearing 1.5 continuing education credits each, are free. The ASHRAE / NYSERDA Community Heat Pump Systems Webinar Series is divided into five relevant topic sections. To learn more about the series or to register for an event, click here:

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