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Title: The U.S. Residential Heat Pump Market, a Decade after The Crisis

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  1. ORNL
  2. SRA International, Inc.
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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
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Conference: 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 20170515, 20170518
Country of Publication:
United States

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Lapsa, Melissa Voss, Khowailed, Gannate, Sikes, Karen, and Baxter, Van D. The U.S. Residential Heat Pump Market, a Decade after The Crisis. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Lapsa, Melissa Voss, Khowailed, Gannate, Sikes, Karen, & Baxter, Van D. The U.S. Residential Heat Pump Market, a Decade after The Crisis. United States.
Lapsa, Melissa Voss, Khowailed, Gannate, Sikes, Karen, and Baxter, Van D. Sun . "The U.S. Residential Heat Pump Market, a Decade after The Crisis". United States. doi:.
title = {The U.S. Residential Heat Pump Market, a Decade after The Crisis},
author = {Lapsa, Melissa Voss and Khowailed, Gannate and Sikes, Karen and Baxter, Van D},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}

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