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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Projects

13–Energy Efficiency Ratio Window Air Conditioner

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partners: General Electric - Fairfield, CT

Three new/under-utilized ground loop designs being evaluated for their ground loop cost reduction potential<br />
Credit: Oak Ridge National Lab
Advanced Ground Source Heat Pump Technology for Very-Low-Energy Buildings

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partners:
-- ClimateMaster - Oklahoma City, OK
-- Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK
-- Oklahoma Gas & Electric - Oklahoma City, OK
-- International Ground Source Heat Pump Association - Stillwater, OK
-- Chinese Academy of Building Research - Beijing, China
-- Tongji University - Shanghai, China
-- Tianjin University - Tianjin, China
-- Chongqin University - Chongqing, China

Advanced HVAC Systems

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partners:
-- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - Maharashtra, India
-- Malviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur - Jaipur, India
-- Delphi - Troy, MI
-- Oorja- Pune, India

Advanced Rotating Heat Exchangers

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partners: Sandia National Laboratory - Albuquerque, NM

Advanced variable-speed Air Source Integrated Heat Pump prototype system and field test site near Knoxville, TN
Credit: Oak Ridge National Lab
Advanced Variable Speed Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partner: Nordyne - O'Fallon, MO

Building Integrated Heat and Moisture Exchange

Lead Performer: Architectural Applications - Portland, OR
Partners:
-- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Berkeley, CA
-- dPoint Technologies, Inc. - Vancouver, BC
-- Arup - London, United Kingdom
-- ETH Zurich - Zurich, Switzerland
-- Membrane Technology & Research, Inc. - Newark, CA

Comparison of building energy use before and after GSHP retrofit (result from the case study for one of the ARRA-funded GSHP demo projects)
Credit: Oak Ridge National Lab
Data Analysis from Ground Source Heat Pump Demonstration Projects

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partners:
-- CDH Energy - Cazenovia, NY
-- University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN
-- Cedarville Schools - Cedarville, AR (ARRA grantee)
-- Flathead Electric Cooperative - Kalispell, MT (ARRA grantee)
-- University at Albany - Albany, NY (ARRA grantee)
-- City of Raleigh, NC (ARRA grantee)
-- Montana Tech (ARRA grantee)
-- Oakland University - Rochester, MI (ARRA grantee)

High-Performance Commercial Cold Climate Heat Pump

Lead Performer: United Technologies Research Center - East Hartford, CT
Partners: Carrier Corporation - Farmington, CT

Hybrid Ventilation Optimization and Control Research and Development

Lead Performer: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambrdige, MA
Partners:
-- Chongqing University - Chongqing, China
-- Tongji University - Shanghai, China
-- Tianjin University
-- Chongqing Fu Tai Construction Group Heishishan Integrated Tourism Development - Chongqing, China
-- Zhuhai Singyes Green Building Technology Co. - Guangdong, China

Tony Bouza, chair of the International Organizing Committee for the 11th IEA Heat Pump Conference, delivers the welcoming address in Montreal. (2014)
International HVAC&R R&D Collaboration

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partners:
-- International Energy Agency - Paris, France
-- International Institute of Refrigration - Paris, France

Low-Cost Gas Heat Pump For Building Space Heating

Lead Performer: Stone Mountain Technologies - Erwin, TN
Partners:
-- A.O. Smith - Milwaukee, WI
-- Gas Technology Institute - Des Plaines, IL

Credit: Oak Ridge National Lab
Miniaturized Air to Refrigerant Heat Exchangers

Lead Performer: University of Maryland - College Park, MD
Partners:
-- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
-- Luvata - Grenada, MS
-- International Copper Association - New York, NY
-- Wieland - Ulm, Germany
-- Heat Transfer Technologies - Abington, PA

Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump prototype showing generator for auxiliary system power 
Top: 24V DC to 120V AC transformer
Bottom: New low cost generator ($500)
Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partners:
-- Southwest Gas - Las Vegas, NV
-- IntelliChoice Energy - Las Vegas, NV
-- NextAire - Las Vegas, NV

Thermolift: Developing the Ultimate Heat Pump
Natural Gas Heat Pump and Air Conditioner

Lead Performer: Thermolift - Stony Brook, NY
Partners:
-- New York State Energy Research & Development Authority - Albany, NY
-- Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY
-- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
-- National Grid - Washington, DC
-- Applied Thermodynamic Apparatus (ATA) - Ann Arbor, MI
-- Fala Technologies - Kingston, NY
-- LoDolce - Saugerties, NY

Natural Refrigerant High-Performance Heat Pump for Commercial Applications

Lead Performer: S-RAM - Franklin, TN
Partners:
-- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
-- Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
-- ReGen Power - Canning Vale 6155, Western Australia

A typical commercial rooftop air-conditioning unit (RTU)
Credit: Oak Ridge National Lab
Next Generation Rooftop Unit

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partners: Trane Company, Ingersoll Rand Inc. - Davidson, NC

Radial Flow Bearing Heat Exchanger

Lead Performer: Sandia National Laboratories - Albuquerque, NM
Partners:
-- Tribologix - Golden, CO
-- United Technologies Research Center - East Hartford, CT
-- University of Maryland - College Park, MD
-- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
-- Whirlpool - Benton Harbor, MI
-- Optimized Thermal Systems - College Park, MD

Purdue prototype system
Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump with Variable-Speed Technology

Lead Performer: Unico Systems - St. Louis, MO
Partners:
-- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
-- Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
-- Emerson Electric - St. Louis, MO
-- Invention House - St. Louis, MO

ORNL/Emerson laboratory prototype test system
Split-System Cold Climate Heat Pump

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partners:
-- Unico Systems - St. Louis, MO
-- Emerson Electric - St. Louis, MO

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Projects
Standard Method of Test for Integrated Heat Pumps

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partners:
-- ASHRAE - Atlanta, GA
-- Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) - Arlington, VA

Thermodynamic Evaluation of Low-Global-Warming-Potential Refrigerants

Lead Performer: National Institute of Standards and Technology - Gaithersburg, MD
Partners:
-- Catholic University of America - Washington, DC
-- George Mason University - Fairfax, VA

Brian Fricke conducts research in ORNL's Building Technologies Research & Integration Center.
Working Fluids Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Partners:
-- Honeywell - Morristown, NJ
-- University of Maryland - College Park, MD