Affordable Near- and Medium-Term Solutions for Integration of Low GWP Heat Pumps in Residential Buildings

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SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Affordable Near- and Medium-Term Solutions for Integration of Low GWP Heat Pumps in Residential Buildings
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this project is to develop and demonstrate affordable near-term and medium-term solutions for integration of lower cost, low- and ultra-low global warming potential heat pumps. The project will develop and test the performance of the heat pump in the laboratory to develop performance maps of the system. The project will install the next generation heat pumps in 10 homes over two California climate zones and evaluate the performance relative to the baseline.

Contact Information

Felix Villanueva
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
The Regents of the University of California, Davis-Western Cooling Efficiency Center
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Davis, Hayward
Alameda, Yolo
Other Location Info
215 Sage St Ste 100 Davis 95616, 1235 Alice St Davis 95616, 3328 Biscayne Bay Pl Davis 95616, 3320 Biscayne Bay Pl Davis 95616, 2761 Feather Pl Davis 95616, 2763 Feather Pl Davis 95616, 22605 Grand St Hayward 94541

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The above activities fall under two categorical exemptions. First, the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, licensing, and minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, and mechanical equipment, involving negligible or no expansion of use, falls under California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301. Second, the project includes data collection and analysis to be conducted in residential buildings and in existing laboratories of the grant recipient team. California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15306 exempts basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The proposed project's data analysis activities will have no significant effect on the environment and fall within the categorical exemption of section 15306.


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