Heat Pumps

(Blog Post - 7/11/2018)
To achieve the common and ambitious worldwide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% or more by 2050, analyses find that consumers and businesses will need to use a combination of energy efficiency and carbon-free electricity (e.g.,...
(Document - 7/10/2018)
To achieve the ambitious worldwide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% or more by 2050, consumers and businesses will increasingly need to use heat pumps powered by low- or no-carbon electricity for space and water heating. But does...
(Document - 5/4/2016)
Electric resistance heat, including electric furnaces and baseboard heaters can be inexpensive to install but often expensive to run. Homeowners with these systems can save substantial energy at a moderate cost by installing a heat pump at the time...
(Document - 5/4/2016)
This paper explores the question of whether we should be encouraging or discouraging natural gas use in residential space-heating and water-heating applications based on relative source energy use. Our analysis finds that electric heat pumps...
(Blog Post - 5/4/2016)
Heat pumps are going through a period of innovation including more wide-spread availability of ductless heat pumps, development of cold climate heat pumps, higher minimum efficiency standards for heat pumps, and development of gas-fired heat pumps....
(Document - 5/20/2013)
Efficiency standards have played a major role in saving energy and water and reducing utility bills. This report analyzes how the choices available to consumers have changed over time as efficiency standards have taken effect for ten residential,...
(Press Release - 7/31/2012)
New Report Shows How Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes Can Save Consumers Billions Washington, D.C.—Energy-efficient manufactured homes, commonly known as mobile homes, can save consumers $4.6 billion in energy costs over the next 20 years...
(Document - 7/31/2012)
Manufactured homes are an important source of affordable housing for nearly seven million Americans, particularly low-income residents. Unfortunately, energy efficiency in manufactured homes lags behind that of site-built homes. This study examines...
(Press Release - 10/5/2011)
Emerging Technologies Increase Consumer Choice and Improve Performance   Washington, D.C.—New energy-efficient water heating technologies and practices can save residential and commercial buildings on average 37% more energy than conventional...
(Document - 10/5/2011)
Water heating is typically the second largest energy end use in buildings in the U.S., exceeded only by space conditioning. Better buildings and technologies have reduced many energy loads such as lighting, refrigeration, and air conditioning, but...