Evaluating Low Carbon Technologies and Best Practices

The intent of this project is to demonstrate the GHG and electricity use savings of a range of low carbon heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies in the multi-unit residential building (MURB) sector.
Technologies to be studied include:
• ductless mini-split air source heat pumps (ASHP)
• gas absorption heat pumps
• smart thermostats
As part of a broader program of work that will include long-term performance monitoring studies of these technologies, this MITACS project will involve a qualitative study identifying other barriers presented to the technologies and strategies for mitigating them. Project outputs will include the development of materials, incorporating case study results and other important guidance, specifically designed for MURB building owners to facilitate their decision to perform retrofits to install low carbon HVAC technologies.

Intern: 
Susan Wyse
Faculty Supervisor: 
Christina Hoicka
Province: 
Ontario
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