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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.

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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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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Click here
to read the abstract.


Industry Stakeholders Submit Comments on Four Work Order 32 Reports

Dozens of industry stakeholders submitted input on four Work Order 32 reports during the recent comment period. Click here to read the reports and comments.



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The Executive Committee, Council of Advisors, and Committee and Chairs attended the WHPA's Annual Leadership Meeting in San Francisco on Nov. 4-5, 2014.

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RQI Committee Meets SCE Request to Provide Timely Industry Input

Sept. 10, 2014 - The Executive Committee adopted the work product Input to SCE RQI Program Claimed Savings Workpaper at the September 10 meeting.

This work paper was developed by the Residential Quality Installation (RQI) Committee, chaired by Jeff Henning of MSDC.

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