This Initiative’s objectives: increase the market penetration and quality installation of high efficiency central air conditioning and air source heat pumps.
How to participate
In 2014, Residential HVAC Initiative participants were:
- providing incentives or deploying a significant and focused educational and promotional program for high efficiency residential air conditioning and heat pumps that meet at least CEE tier 1 efficiency levels.
- providing incentives or deploying a significant and focused educational and promotional program for Quality Installation Specification ANSI/ACCA 5.
- reporting specific program details to CEE for compilation in the annual CEE Residential HVAC Program Summary.
Note: this initiative was replaced on January 15, 2015. Please see the CEE Residential Space Heating and Cooling Systems Initiative for current participation requirements.
This year, we merged the CEE Residential Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Initiative with the CEE Residential Gas Heating Initiative to form the CEE Residential Space Heating and Cooling Systems Initiative. With the merger, we can address residential end uses as systems, thus enhancing messaging and interaction among efficiency programs and key stakeholders who manufacture, distribute, market, install, and maintain these systems.
We also met members’ needs to achieve higher savings targets from residential HVAC programs by revising the CEE tiers and achieving a critical alignment with the national marketing platform, ENERGY STAR®, and its ENERGY STAR Most Efficient program.
As well, we expanded the list of products in the CEE Directory of Efficient Equipment, enhancing the value of this market transformation platform. The Directory serves as the qualifying product list for five CEE initiatives; it provides access to accurate information on qualifying products in the residential air conditioning, heat pump, furnace, boiler, and water heater markets.
A Word about Connected
CEE convened the HVAC and building science industries to examine the energy efficiency potential of connected products. As a result, the CEE Connected Committee completed a framework document—the Demand Response Performance and Communication Specifications for Smart and Connected Variable Capacity Unitary HVAC Equipment—with AHRI and EPRI that begins to standardize definitions for connected residential HVAC products. The framework identifies communication pathways, acceptable compressor technologies, DR signal responses, and data requirements. This document forms the foundation for a CEE specification to be developed in 2015, and ultimately serves as a basis for recognizing and promoting connected HVAC equipment. CEE played the role of facilitator in content development meetings and kept the collective needs of CEE members front and center.
Arizona Public Service
Atmos Energy Corportion
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
Black Hills Energy Colorado
Black Hills Energy Kansas
Bonneville Power Administration
Cascade Natural Gas
City of Palo Alto Utilities
Commonwealth Edison Company
Consolidated Edison Company
DC Sustainable Energy Utility
Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation
Energy Trust of Oregon
Eugene Water & Electric Board
Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program
Liberty Utilities Massachusetts
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
National Grid Massachusetts
National Grid New York
Natural Resources Canada
Nebraska Public Power District
New Jersey Natural Gas
New Mexico Gas Company
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partners
Northeast Utilities Connecticut (now Eversource)
Northeast Utilities Massachusetts (now Eversource)
Northern Indiana Public Service Company
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Omaha Public Power District
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
PPL Electric Utilities
PSEG Long Island
Puget Sound Energy
Rocky Mountain Power
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Salt River Project
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Seattle City Light
Snohomish County PUD
South Jersey Gas
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas Company
Tennessee Valley Authority
United Illuminating Company
Vectren Corporation Indiana
Vectren Corporation Ohio
Xcel Energy Colorado
Xcel Energy Minnesota