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Title: Mini-Split Heat Pumps Multifamily Retrofit Feasibility Study

Mini-split heat pumps can provide space heating and cooling in many climates and are relatively affordable. These and other features make them potentially suitable for retrofitting into multifamily buildings in cold climates to replace electric resistance heating or other outmoded heating systems. This report investigates the suitability of mini-split heat pumps for multifamily retrofits. Various technical and regulatory barriers are discussed and modeling was performed to compare long-term costs of substituting mini-splits for a variety of other heating and cooling options. A number of utility programs have retrofit mini-splits in both single family and multifamily residences. Two such multifamily programs are discussed in detail.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1134128
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102014-4402
KNDJ-0-40347-04
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Work performed by Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions (ARIES) Collaborative, New York, New York
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; ARIES; BUILDING AMERICA; ; MINI-SPLIT HEAT PUMP; MULTIFAMILY; RETROFIT; HEATING SYSTEMS; AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP; Buildings