DOE announces initiative to increase manufacturing of rooftop heat pumps 

DOE announces initiative to increase manufacturing of rooftop heat pumps 

April 25, 2024
The program aims to bring heat pump rooftop units to market as soon as 2027.  

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a new initiative that is designed to help organizations save energy while reducing costs and emissions with heat pumps. The new initiative, called the Better Buildings Commercial Building Heat Pump Accelerator, will help manufacturers produce cost-effective heat pump rooftop units that offer improved efficiency and life cycle. The Accelerator includes several manufacturers, like AAON, Carrier Global Corp., Lennox International, Rheem Manufacturing Co., Trane Technologies, and York International Corp. The program aims to bring heat pump rooftop units to market as soon as 2027.  

What people are saying

In a recent quote, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm said, “Since 2011, DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative has helped paved the way for cost-effective energy efficiency and decarbonization solutions across America’s building sector. Our new Commercial Building Heat Pump Accelerator builds on more than a decade of public-private partnerships to get cutting edge clean technologies from lab to market, helping to slash harmful carbon emissions throughout our economy.” 

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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