Ductless heat pump pilot updates

Ductless heat pumps are split system, air-source heat pumps with variable cooling and heating capacity. High part-load efficiencies, flexible zoning and no duct losses mean ductless heat pumps could be a cost-effective way to save on heating and cooling in commercial buildings. The 2015 ductless heat pump pilot is being updated to accommodate multi-head unit systems as well.

Energy Trust is conducting this pilot to learn more about ductless heat pumps in commercial buildings and is offering a cash incentive of $800 per outdoor unit for qualifying projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Ductless heat pumps with an inverter drive
  • HSPF of 9.0 or greater
  • SEER of 14.5 or greater
  • 2.5 tons of capacity or less
  • Commercial space of 10,000 square feet or less
  • Commercial space with electric resistance heat

Participation in the pilot is limited and all sites must be pre-qualified for participation. Restaurants and server rooms are excluded from this offer. Sites may be contacted by a third-party engaged by Energy Trust to install monitoring equipment. Participation in this pilot indicates a willingness to participate in pilot evaluation activities. Additional requirements apply.

Estimated Average Savings
Unit Size (tons)Gross Savings (kWh/yr)

Savings are based on average estimates. Actual savings may vary.

For more information and to schedule a pre-qualification review, contact Timothy Clark, Existing Buildings project engineer, at 503.525.6174.