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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. WHPA member organizations employ well over a million professionals.

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

Industry Invitation to IOU's Stakeholder Engagement Forum on Jan. 16, 2015

The California investor owned utilities (IOU) have requested that we extend their invitation to participate in their Stakeholder Engagement Forum to discuss the UC Berkeley Don Vial Center (DVC) WE&T Guidance Plan Recommendation. The Forum will take place next Friday, January 16th, 2015.

This is an excellent opportunity for interested WHPA members to participate in the process and provide feedback either in-person or online and speaks to the expressed commitment of the IOUs to engage with the WHPA early and often.

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Comprehensive NIST Study Sheds Light On the Efficiency Impacts of HVAC System Faults

The results of an extensive three-year study undertaken by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have just been released in a report titled "Sensitivity Analysis of Installation Faults on Heat Pump Performance." NIST is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The goal of the study was to assess the impacts that HVAC system installation faults had on equipment electricity consumption.

A full copy of the NIST report  can be downloaded by clicking here

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to read the abstract.

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Dominick Guarino Voted Chairman of the Council of Advisors

The Council of Advisors is responsible for setting the WHPA strategy for the California Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan and Action Plan. The position has been vacant.

National Comfort Institute is a charter member of the WHPA, and Dominick has been the organization’s representative since that time. Dominick has more than 35 years of experience in the HVAC industry, and is a regular columnist for Contracting Business.

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