Decarbonizing HVAC and Water Heating in Commercial Buildings - Smart Energy Decisions

Decarbonizing HVAC and Water Heating in Commercial Buildings

Type: White Paper
Categories: Commercial, GHG Emissions
Date Published: 11/22/2021
Source: Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy
Primary Topic: GHG Emissions

Electrification of building loads presents a significant opportunity to reduce site-level GHG emissions, especially when combined with renewable and zero-carbon electricity resources. This report from Better Buildings focuses on
electrification and decarbonization of space heating and water heating loads using electric heat pump systems.

This resource can be used as a starting point when conducting the technical, economic, and feasibility assessment for converting to all-electric heating solutions. The attractiveness of facility electrification will vary substantially by region, climate, utility rates, existing systems, and other factors. While any of these strategies can be considered for new construction, this publication focuses on applying heat pumps to existing facilities. 

Download this report for key  electrification and decarbonization options and considerations for HVAC and Water Heating:



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