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Commercial HPWHs: System Components, Sizing, and Design

Learners delve deep into the engineering and design of commercial heat pump water heating systems for multifamily and commercial buildings in this fully online, on-demand educational module.

Topics covered in depth include:

  • System components (heat pump water heaters, primary storage, temperature maintenance systems, controls)
  • Single- and multi-pass system configurations
  • Essential design considerations like plumbing and distribution efficiency, sizing, refrigerants, equipment selection, air buffer zones, and the effects of air and water temperatures on system efficiency, and
  • An overview of measurement and verification

Module includes:

  • Instructor video presentations
  • Interactive system tours
  • AI-curated content
  • Ecosizer sizing tool
  • System configuration diagrams & schematics

 

Measurement & Verification: A Unified Approach to Commercial HPWH Performance Data

This online, on-demand course provides learners with an understanding of measurement and verification for commercial HPWH systems.

Topics covered in depth include:

  • Understanding the context and need for national standardization of commercial HPWH operation
  • Establishing the need for measurement and verification of CHPHW equipment and systems as maintenance occurs or equipment is replaced
  • How to quantify system performance
  • How field performance and validation can flag issues or concerns with real-world operation, and how M&V can capture building energy use so systems can be optimized

Module includes:

  • Instructor presentations
  • Interactive system tours
  • Downloadable resources
  • System configuration diagrams & schematics

 

Commercial HPWHs: Operation and Maintenance

This online, on-demand course provides learners with an understanding of operational and maintenance requirements of commercial HPWH systems.

Topics include:

  • Controls and load shifting considerations and options, such as sequence of system operation, communication protocols, and integrated vs. third-party control systems
  • Measurement and verification strategy and metrics
  • An overview of code requirements, as documented in the Universal Plumbing and Mechanical Codes
  • Maintenance practices and protocols for heat pump water heaters, storage tanks, plumbing and distribution systems, and controls

Module includes:

  • Instructor presentations
  • Interactive system tours
  • Downloadable resources
  • System configuration diagrams and schematics

 

Commercial HPWHs: Manufacturer Education and Training Resources

This online, on-demand learning module points learners to various manufacturer education and training resources, events, and materials to augment the conceptual education provided in other CHPWH modules. Learners can delve into the installation, design, maintenance, and performance specifics of individual products on the market.

Learners can delve into the following for individual products:

  • Installation
  • Design
  • Maintenance
  • Performance specifics

Manufacturer resources include:

  • SanCO2
  • AO Smith
  • Mitsubishi
  • Colmac
  • Nyle