High Performance HVAC Installation (HPHI) Initiative

Measure Description

High Performance HVAC Installation (HPHI) is now a part of Advanced Home Upgrade and provides incentives to Participating Contractors to perform superior quality HVAC installations. HPHI yields increased energy savings benefits and enhanced comfort for customers, typically subject to higher costs than traditional HVAC installations. HPHI improves the existing Advanced Home Upgrade Program offering for HVAC customers who see value in exceptional quality and can afford additional installation costs.

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Goal: Optimize HVAC System Design and Installation

The prescribed approach is to first maximize shell improvements (air sealing and insulation), then design a more efficient HVAC and duct system, and finish by measuring and achieving system performance targets. Additionally, mechanical ventilation may be added if needed.

Contractor Participation & Training

All AHU participating contractors are eligible to receive training including enhanced site mentoring. Training is partially subsidized by PG&E at 50% of confirmed training costs up to $4,000. Participating Contractors must collect performance data on each HPHI job during final HVAC system commissioning using the program data collection forms and submit that data to Build It Green for desktop review. Build It Green will also perform enhanced job performance field testing to determine whether the high performance HVAC installation performance targets have been met.

Contact your Account Manager for training specifics.

Contractor and Customer Benefits

Contractors who meet the installation performance targets on 10% or more of their AHU jobs (5 jobs minimum) can advertise to customers that they are capable of meeting PG&E’s High Performance HVAC Installation requirements. This will help distinguish their company’s services in the marketplace. Residential customers who seek higher energy and cost savings and increased comfort in their homes typically experience greater satisfaction. Verified contractors are listed in the PG&E Contractor Directory as HPHI Installers.

View: Dan Perunko’s HPHI Presentation

View the slides: https://homeupgrade.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/High-Performance-HVAC-Program.pdf

Measure Documentation

Measuring Equipment and Protocols

Fill In (Data Collection) Form

EXAMPLE Fill In (Data Collection) Form

Retrofit Performance Levels for HP HVAC Installation

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