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Regional Forum: Heat Pumps for Water and Space Heating: From the Technical to Real World Experience

HPWH and HP HVAC split photo - BayREN Regional Forum March 17, 2022

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Description: Have you heard a lot about heat pumps but never seen them in action? Heat pumps are key for helping decarbonize our built environment, but many people don’t have real world experience with them. This forum focused on heat pumps, including why they are important, how they work, different technology options, and available funding. Technical experts and homeowners shared their heat pump experiences and attendees learned about statewide efforts to expand the availability and workforce for these technologies.

Welcome and Introductions | Emily Alvarez & Jennifer West, StopWaste
Watch recorded presentation

Why Heat Pumps & How to Advocate for Market Transformation
Wei-Tai Kwok, City of Lafayette | Watch recorded presentation

Technical Perspectives of Heat Pump Space & Water Heating
Larry Waters, Electrify My Home | Watch recorded presentation
John Lombardi, Barnett Plumbing & Water Heaters | Watch recorded presentation

Real World Experience with Heat Pump Space & Water Heating
Wei-Tai Kwok, homeowner (Lafayette) | Watch recorded presentation
Sarah Spengeman, homeowner (Energy Innovation) | Watch recorded presentation

Q&A – Panel 1 | Watch recorded presentation

More Resources for Heat Pump Technologies
Chad Asay, Advanced Energy Center (Sonoma Clean Power) | Watch recorded presentation
Rebecca Rothman, Switch Is On (Building Decarbonization Coalition) | Watch recorded presentation

Q&A – Panel 2 | Watch recorded presentation

TECH Overview & Initiatives
Incentives: Peter Florin, Energy Solutions | Watch recorded presentation
Workforce Development: Mark Hall, Revalue.io | Watch recorded presentation
Permitting: Matt Chiodo, Frontier Energy | Watch recorded presentation

Q&A and Closing Remarks | Watch recorded presentation

Other Resources: Heat Pump ResourcesPanelists and Audience Q&A log (Excel file)