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UMass Amherst

551 North Pleasant Street

Olver Design Building, room 162

Amherst, MA 01003

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In-depth intro to heat pump and variable refrigerant flow systems, with a focus on municipal applications for Massachusetts cities and towns

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We are considering options to postpone these workshops and/or do a session online. If you are interested in participating, sign up here and we will keep you updated.

Who Should Attend:

Staff and volunteers who make decisions or work on energy projects and/or Green Communities program participation in any Massachusetts city or town, such as energy managers, sustainability coordinators, facility managers, energy committee members and elected officials.

Registration is currently open at no charge only to Massachusetts municipal representatives and other government employees. Others may email laurenm@umass.edu for more information.

Registration required by Monday, May 18.

Sessions are also being planned in Shrewsbury on May 1 and Lakeville on June 9.

Presenters:

- Greg Hosselbarth has worked at Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating since 2011 and is currently the Director of Commercial Business for the Northeast Region. Greg holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Masters Degree in Business Administration.

- JS Rancourt is a Principal at DXS New England, Daikin’s local manufacturer’s representative, focused exclusively in air-source heat pump and VRV/VRF technology. He started his career founding DXS Ontario in Toronto, Canada in 2012, and has been in New England since 2016. JS holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Tentative Agenda:

8:30-9:00 Check-in

9:00-12:00 Training

  • Introduction to heat pumps and variable refrigerant flow systems
  • Benefits of heat pumps and electrification
  • Selection of heat pump systems
  • Incentive/grant programs - Mass Save, Alternative Portfolio Standard, Green Communities
  • How to include heat pumps in your projects
  • Municipal heat pump case study and lessons learned - presented by a municipal representative
  • Q&A

12:00-1:00 Lunch available for purchase on campus

1:00-3:00 For municipal representatives only: Optional session on additional topics of interest to municipalities, led by Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources staff. Topics to include an update to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program and an overview of alternative-fuel vehicle opportunities for municipalities.

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