Download Current ccASHP Specification Listing:
September 2018 Specification revision memo: Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump Specification- Proposed Revisions Memo.pdf
On behalf of energy efficiency stakeholders across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, NEEP is pleased to be housing the Cold Climate Air-Source Heat Pump (ccASHP) Specification and a list of those products that meet the specification’s requirements. Those requirements include both specific performance levels as well as a series of reporting requirements.
Energy efficiency stakeholders from the Northeast historically lack confidence that the existing heating performance metric (HSPF) for air-source heat pumps provides the necessary information to adequately characterize heating performance at low temperatures. In addition, supplemental information provided by manufacturers to demonstrate cold temperature performance is not standardized or consistent. The current performance metric (HSPF) does not include low temperature testing points below 17°F, assumes the use of electric resistance elements, and tests in steady-state operation (as opposed to allowing modulation). These deficiencies add up to measurements that do not accurately reflect performance of the latest generation of air-source heat pumps, designed and optimized to provide heat during cold conditions.
In order to address these concerns, a group of interested stakeholders, working together as part of the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Air-Source Heat Pump Working Group (facilitated by NEEP), has developed a Cold Climate Air-Source Heat Pump (ccASHP) Specification or “ccASHP Spec” to better characterize heat pump performance. Participants include energy efficiency program administrators, heat pump installers, state energy office staff, as well as technology experts.
LISTING PRODUCTS- To appear on the list of Cold Climate Air-Source Heat Pumps, manufacturers are invited to download the following Application (form updated 2/2018). Please send in a complete application to ccASHP@neep.org via email with the subject line, “ccASHP Specification Application.” Products for which submitted documentation reveals met performance requirements (detailed in the Specification document below), provides fully completed Cold Climate Air-Source Heat Pump Performance Information Tables, and provides a scanned copy of the applicants signature, will appear on the list which will be updated twice a month (mid and at month's end).