Commercial HVAC Technology Assessment
Cadeo’s engineering team worked closely with NEEA staff to develop a Commercial HVAC Technology Assessment to inform program development and prioritize additional research. The assessment included a review and evaluation of current and emerging commercial HVAC technologies and opportunities, with a focus on quantifying energy savings potential, technology readiness, market readiness, cost and other key characteristics. We used the resulting matrix to screen 100 technologies and identify 30 technologies for a deeper dive. Informed by the results of this more in-depth review, NEEA staff identified a handful of technologies for prioritization and potential inclusion in future initiatives. Perhaps unsurprisingly, technologies that save both heating and cooling energy, like advanced heat pump technologies and controls ranked higher than those with narrower energy-saving opportunities.