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Demyth-difying Heat Pumps

October 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT


Demyth-difying Heat Pumps for New Construction

CES Learning Units: 1.5 LU

This is a virtual event.  Virtual meeting information will be shared with the registrants one day before the event.

Heat Pumps have a compelling value proposition and set of features for new construction in Southern California. But myths persist in the industry that get in the way of specifying heat pumps in new homes. This class will present new research on the economics of heat pumps and update the industry on today’s heat pump technology, challenging the myths and facilitating more widespread adoption of heat pumps. The 2019 update to the Title 24 energy code also supports the use of heat pumps, and the compliance modeling impact of heat pumps will be presented.


Nick Brown, Energy Consultant 

Nick Brown is an energy consultant and owner-builder of Net Zero Nest, a 2014 Net Zero Energy remodel of a Long Beach ranch style house.  He teaches various classes for Southern California Edison and Energy Code Ace on energy code topics.  He is owner of Build Smart Group, which  assists builders and architects in designing energy efficiency into buildings.  He is a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) and Board Member of CABEC and was voted Member of the Year for 2019.  Nick is part of a CalSEED Clean Tech grant winning team working on a product that promises to lower peak period energy use in summer cooling season using Phase Change Materials.  Prior to becoming an energy consultant, Nick served as President of Merlex Stucco for 15 years.  He holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University and a MBA from the University of Michigan with a Manufacturing concentration.

Learning Objectives:

+ First costs of heat pumps for new construction are lower than split systems

+ Operating costs of heat pumps are lower than split systems, especially using
SCE’s TOU-PRIME electric rates

+ Various configurations of heat pumps, including central, ductless, and ducted

+ Technical features of heat pumps

+ How 2019 Title 24 offers compliance credit for heat pumps

+ California’s decarbonization goals and how heat pumps help achieve them


This event is brought to you by Souther California Edison


October 6, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT


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