Western HVAC Performance Alliance

The Western HVAC Performance Alliance (WHPA) is a fusion of HVAC, energy efficiency, facility, and property management organizations, researchers, educators, utilities, and regulatory agencies whose decision-maker-level appointees work with one another to curb energy waste. WHPA member organizations employ well over a million professionals.

WHPA members participate in committees and working groups, using their collective expertise to inform the development and implementation of efficiency policy and programs focused on topics such as HVAC workforce education and training, HVAC system specifications, code compliance, proper installation, system commissioning, operation, service, and maintenance, and emerging HVAC technologies.

Membership in the WHPA is free. Active participation is recommended.  Impact follows.


Public Presentation: 2014-16 HVAC Permit and Code Compliance Market Assessment (HVAC 6)

On Friday August 18, 2017, Commission staff and consultant company DNV GL will also be hosting a public meeting to present the results of 2014-16 HVAC Permit and Code Compliance Market Assessment (HVAC 6). The presentation may be attended in-person in Oakland, CA or viewed remotely online.

Topics include estimating the percentage of HVAC installations that are permitted, methods and results of measuring energy efficiency of permitted and non-permitted installations, and the effectiveness of HERs Raters and HERS documentation test results.

   View attendance information and agenda

WHPA Work Product Defines ‘Compliance’ and Identifies Stakeholders

After months of research and collaboration, the WHPA Compliance Committee produced the HVAC Compliance Definition Matrix. The matrix defines “compliance” and identifies the various elements and stakeholders involved with compliance for residential and commercial HVAC.

   View the HVAC Compliance Definition Matrix

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