Specifications include, but are not limited to: The Trust seeks demonstration pilots that utilize cost-effective uses for split-system HPWHs in a commercial water heating setting. The primary objective of each pilot is to measure the benefits of the heat pump water heaters, or controls, within the context of a commercial application. The Trust is specifically interested in cost-effective energy savings from split-system HPWHs used for primary heating or preheating of domestic and process water. The pilots can be applicable to any type of commercial setting, such as restaurants, laundromats, hotels, breweries, carwashes, manufacturing, or food processing facilities.
At a minimum, the winning bidder(s) must conduct the following activities:
•Recruiting participants for the pilot,
•Procuring and installing split-system heat pump water heaters (HPWHs),
•Where applicable, educating the participant on the use of the HPWHs and the terms and conditions of the pilot,
•Tracking the participant’s use of the HPWHs in order to calculate the benefit and costs of the pilot,
•Performing cost-benefit analysis, and
•Reporting results to the Trust.