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.

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WHPA FDD Committee Helps CEC with New Title 24 Economizer Requirement

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved an important energy efficiency measure for the 2013 Title 24 Nonresidential Building Energy Standards that requires economizer fault detection and diagnostic (FDD) on all replacement and new rooftop HVAC systems 4.5 tons and larger. The new requirement will be in force starting July 1, 2014.

The WHPA Fault Detection Diagnostics (FDD) Committee, chaired by Dr. Kristin Heinemeier of UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC), played a key role in bringing key stakeholders together to develop and support the Title 24 measure. READ MORE...




IOUs Develop Website for Input on 2016 Version of Title 24

As part of the IOU effort supporting the CEC’s update process, stakeholders are invited to provide input on the 2016 version of Title 24 at title24stakeholders.com



CPUC Responds to WHPA Requests from Nov. 2013 Meeting With 3 Fact Sheets on Potential Energy Savings Review Process

The following link was provided for WHPA members by CPUC Demand Side Analysis Branch Manager Pete Skala. In addition to other useful information at this CPUC website page titled "Ex Ante Review" are three "Fact Sheets" developed in response to requests by the WHPA Executive Committee, Council of Advisors, Committee, and Working Group Chairs during the annual leadership conference held in Pasadena in November, 2013. READ MORE...



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Whole Building Education Committee Completes Industry Roadmap

The “HVAC in Whole Building Education Industry Roadmap" report was discussed and unanimously endorsed by the WHPA Executive Committee at its April 9, 2014 meeting. Whole Building Education Committee Chair Chris Compton (HVACRedu.net ) introduced the report and recommended its endorsement. CLICK HERE for the report.



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