Project Info COMPLETE Project Title ET16SCE1010 - Environmentally Friendly Refrigerants for HVAC Project Number ET16SCE1010 Investor Owned Utilities SCE End-use Process Loads Sector Commercial Project Year(s) 2016 - 2022
This project seeks to understand the changing nature of refrigerant options in HVAC systems, as they move toward low global warming potential (GWP) compounds. It will explore and explain the drivers for the move to environmentally friendly refrigerants, and it will evaluate technologies that have near-term value in the HVAC energy efficiency space. Customers will be faced with changes regarding refrigerant options and requirements in HVAC systems, for which they will turn to the utilities both for explanation and for guidance on advancing energy efficiency with these new systems. This project will produce data, discussion and analysis to provide that guidance, as well as identifying energy and demand impacts.