A zero GWP heat pump and distribution system for all-electric heating and cooling in California

Summary

SCH Number
2020060145
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
A zero GWP heat pump and distribution system for all-electric heating and cooling in California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/8/2020
Project Applicant
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Document Description
This project will optimize, test and demonstrate a reversible heat pump system that uses near-zero global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, such as ammonia (NH3) and carbon dioxide (CO2), for multi-family (MF) or small commercial (SMC) applications. These heat pumps will be in the range of 10 to 20 tons of refrigerating capacity. This new heat pump system will increase cost savings derived from reduced piping installations costs. Additional cost savings and emissions reductions result from lower energy requirements due to higher system efficiency.

Contact Information
Matthew Fung
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1422

Location

Cities
Lakeside San Diego Vallejo
Counties
San Diego Solano
Cross Streets
10111 Riverford Rd; 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd; 200 Maritime Academy Dr

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15303
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under the Categorical Exemption. Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, 15303 New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures which exempts limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures and installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures. EPRI is developing, testing, and demonstrating low global warming potential heat pump and distribution systems that will involve installation of small new equipment at existing multifamily and/or small commercial facilities that will not result in serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020060145_GWP heat pump   PDF 154 K

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