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.