Treau: Low-GWP, High-Efficiency Heat Pump and Air Conditioner


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Treau: Low-GWP, High-Efficiency Heat Pump and Air Conditioner
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this project is to scale-up production of a unique polymer heat exchanger platform for market facilitation in HV AC appliances. The proposed approach is to establish optimal processes for each key component of the unique polymer to generate quality assurance and quality control metrics that will led to an initial low rate initial production of the membrane for batteries. The intent is to establish a steady commercialized platform technology that will create multiple market opportunities to launch low global warming potential and high efficiency electric heat pumps heaters and air conditioners. The benefits of the project, as related to the California Investor-Owned Utility (IOU) electricity ratepayers are to reduce financial burden for electricity services and improved safety by reducing GHG emissions. Successful execution of this project will be accelerating the reduction of cost and emissions of building heating and cooling goals for existing building at significant scale in California. Additionally, this technology can provide a high-efficiency all-electric product for achieving California's new residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan.

Contact Information

Adam Gottlieb
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Treau, Inc
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Francisco
San Francisco
Cross Streets
3101 20Th St
Other Location Info
Demonstrations at several to be determined existing buildings ..

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
For Cal. Code Regs. (CCR), Title 14, Section 15301: This project will involve manufacturing at existing laboratory facilities and then testing at existing buildings (e.g., commercial, institutional, or homes) a small number of prototype small-scaled HVAC systems. The tests that will be performed are temporary in nature and will require only minor alternations to existing structures. Work under this project will result in negligible or no expansion of the existing use of facilities at which manufacturing and testing will occur. This project will result in no significant impact to the environment and is exempt pursuant to CCR, 14 § 15301.


Notice of Exemption

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