Project Info

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Project Title 
Environmentally Friendly Refrigerants for HVAC
Project Number 
ET16SCE1010
Investor Owned Utilities 
SCE
End-use 
Process Loads
Sector 
Commercial
Project Year(s) 
2016 - 2022
Description 

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.