Advanced Water Heating Specification

Advancing the market for heat pump water heaters

Utilities, energy efficiency organizations and market partners developed the Advanced Water Heating Specification to advance higher performing electric and gas heat pump water heaters. While this specification is rooted in ensuring performance in cooler northern climates, its applicability and benefits extend well beyond the Northwest. The specification also enhances the end goals of NEEA's water heating programs - to influence the passage of federal standards requiring heat pump levels of performance for both gas and electric storage water heaters.

A Central Heat Pump Water Specification intended for multifamily buildings and other large systems is under development at this time. Look for it in an upcoming version of the Advanced Water Heating Specification.

Residential Water Heaters

Electric Advanced Water Heating Specification

This specification provides guidance to manufacturers and market actors who are interested in developing products that not only meet ENERGY STAR criteria but are able to provide high levels of consumer satisfaction and energy performance in a range of climates.

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Residential Water Heaters

Gas-Fueled Advanced Water Heating Specification

This specification provides guidance to manufacturers and market actors who are interested in developing products that can provide high levels of consumer satisfaction and energy performance in a range of climates.

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Hot Water Solutions is an initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) working to accelerate the adoption of heat pump water heaters in the Northwest by providing resources, tools and support to increase sales and installations of heat pump water heaters.

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