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COMMERCIAL HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING

Energy efficient Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) provide the same comforts as their standard counterparts but do so using less energy. Commercial HVAC rebates are available for a variety of energy efficient HVAC upgrades.

COMMERICAL DUCTLESS HEAT PUMPS

HEAT PUMPS FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Heat pump upgrades are eligible to receive a rebate of $1000 per heat pump (up to six tons). Units greater than six tons are eligible for $200 a ton. For full conversions of electric resistance heating systems, a rebate of $500 per ton exists.

Please note: The upgrade rebate applies to both existing building retrofits and new construction.

The conversion incentive applies only to existing building retrofits.

Preconditions:
Qualifying Heat Pump Upgrade applications have the following
characteristics:

  • For retrofits, it replaces an existing heat pump;

  • Even if the space was previously conditioned by an air source, ground source, or ductless heat pump that is no longer working, and the space is conditioned by backup zonal or forced-air electric resistance heat, the application is still eligible for a heat pump upgrade; and

  • For new construction, there are no precondition requirements.

 

Post-conditions:
Heat pumps installed must meet the following requirements:

  • Less than 20 tons of cooling capacity;

  • Be an air-to-air heat pump system; and

  • Meet BPA Tier 1 or Tier 2 efficiency requirements

COMMERCIAL DUCTLESS HEAT PUMPS

Qualifying buildings and equipment are eligible for a rebate of $800 per ton of installed outdoor unit heating capacity for each ductless heat pump unit.

To qualify for the rebate, the ductless unit must be replacing electric resistance heat. The incentive is available for commercial applications up to 20,000 square feet and only applies to existing building retrofits.

Preconditions:
Qualifying applications have the following characteristics:

  • The space conditioned by the DHP is heated by either zonal or forced-air electric resistance heat as the primary system (gas is not eligible); and

  • The space conditioned by the DHP is not conditioned by an air source, ground source or ductless heat pump; or:

  • Even if the space was previously conditioned by an air source, ground source, or ductless heat pump that is no longer working, and the space is conditioned by backup zonal or forced-air electric resistance heat, the application is still eligible for a DHP.
     

Post-conditions:
Installed DHPs must have all of the following features:

  • A split-system heat pump employing an inverter-driven outdoor compressor;

  • Inverter-driven or variable-speed indoor blowers; and

  • Rated with a minimum of 9.0 HSPF (for single head systems) and 8.2 HSPF (for multi-head systems).


BPA will accept only products listed on the BPA Ductless Heat Pump Qualified Products List (QPL). For multi-head systems, the outdoor unit must be listed on the QPL. The QPL includes only those products that meet the above equipment requirements.


If a product meets these requirements, but is not on the QPL, please use the COTR Request and Acknowledgement Procedure for approval to use the product.

 
 

REBATE APPLICATIONS, SPECIFICATIONS AND QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LISTS

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Rebate Application: Heat Pump Upgrade

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Heat Pump Specifications

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Rebate Application: Heat Pump Conversion

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Ductless Heat Pump Qualified Products

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Rebate Application: Ductless Heat Pump