Western HVAC Performance Alliance

The Western HVAC Performance Alliance (WHPA) is a fusion of HVAC, energy efficiency, facility, and property management organizations whose decision-maker-level appointees work with one another, with educators, with utilities, and with government to curb energy waste.

Membership in the WHPA is free. Impact follows.

WHPA members participate in committees and working groups, using their collective expertise to inform California utilities and regulating agencies on issues such as HVAC system specification, compliance, sizing, installation, commissioning, operation, service, and maintenance.

WHPA Committees and Working Groups are listed to the left. If your organization would like to participate in any of these groups, please register to join.

For more background on the WHPA, please read the About Us page.

Industry News

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CPUC Releases California Commercial Saturation Survey Report

WHPA members might be especially interested in information supplied in this CA CPUC funded California Commercial Saturation (CCS) study in Section 9 related to commercial HVAC equipment. The study included types of equipment, make and model, age, condition and rated SEER distribution. This information could be used by the CPUC/ED to develop improved marketplace baseline for installed systems, especially commercial packaged rooftop units and split systems.

California Commercial Saturation Survey (CSS) Report – FINAL Click here to view the document
California Commercial Saturation Survey (CSS) Appendices – FINAL Click here to view the document

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Seeking Experts on Commercial Quality Maintenance


A re-activated Standard 180 Committee was fast-tracked through the summer ASHRAE meeting by WHPA CO-Chair Bob Baker, an AHRAE Fellow, and other supporters.

WHPA members and industry experts on commercial quality maintenance are invited to submit applications to join the newly-approved Committee to consider revisions to Standard 180.

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WHPA News

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Executive Committee Adopts New Commercial Sector Strategy Work Product

On September 8 and 9, 2014, via email vote, the Executive Committee adopted the work product WHPA Recommended HVAC Sector Strategy Problem Statements/Performance Gaps.

Developed by the Commercial Sector Strategy Committee, a veteran group of industry stakeholders, the objective was to develop 3-5 performance gaps/workforce problem statements that could form the basis of an HVAC Sector Strategy for 2014-2015 for consideration by the IOUs.



Working Group Delivers Listings of Regulatory Policy Activity and Resources

August 14, 2014 – A special Working Group created to meet a 2014 WHPA goal to Improve the visibility of information about California utility and public policy organizations as they relate to HVAC and energy efficiency has published its first deliverable. READ MORE>>


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