Leading Global HVAC Manufacturers Commit to Help California Reach Six Million Heat Pump Goal

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CEC Commissioner Andrew McAllister, Dana Fisher (Mitsubishi), Joshua C. Greene (AO Smith), Jason Thomas (Carrier), John J. Hurst (Lennox), Mark Lessons (Johnson Controls), Chris Ayn (LG Electronics), Chris Day (Rheem), CEC Chair David Hochschild

SACRAMENTO — Today, ten of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of heating and cooling equipment in the world have signed an agreement that commits to actions aimed at achieving California’s goal of having six million electric heaters pump installed in 2030.

The announcement took place at a two-day summit sponsored by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and EPRI. The event brings together government leaders with industry, academia, community partners and others to explore affordable, reliable, and equitable pathways to electrifying buildings — a key part of California’s plan. to achieve carbon neutrality by mid-century.

Signatory manufacturers include AO Smith Corporation, Carrier, Daikin, Fujitsu, Johnson Controls, Lennox International, LG Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US, Rheem Manufacturing Company, and Trane Technologies.

As part of the commitment, they agreed to:

  • Create manufacturing capacity to help achieve the state’s goal of installing six million heat pumps by 2030.
  • Ensure that heat pumps are good citizens of the electric grid by improving efficiency and including load flexibility.
  • Work with CEC to create a public-private partnership to facilitate policy and market support to bring heat pumps into the mainstream.

“I applaud the vision and dedication of the ten manufacturers who are stepping up to strengthen California’s ability to deliver on our goal of installing six million heat pumps,” said CEC Commissioner J .Andrew McAllister, who is the lead commissioner for energy efficiency. “Industry partnerships are critical to aligning policy and reality. This new commitment will ensure that grid-friendly heat pumps are widely available and help consumers understand why they are the best choice for comfort and climate.

The promise builds on policies and programs initiated by the CEC, the California Air Resources Board, the California Public Utilities Commission, and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The activities are supported by the California Climate Commitment and the Federal Inflation Reduction Act, which together will provide $1.5 billion for efforts to reduce emissions from buildings.

About Heat Pumps

  • Heat pumps are a highly efficient electrical technology for water and space heating that produce fewer emissions than traditional HVACs and water heaters.
  • The 2022 Energy Code established heat pumps as the standard for new single-family homes.
  • More than 1.5 million are currently installed throughout California.
  • The current market share in California for new single-family homes is 55 percent for heat pump space heaters and 16 percent for heat pump water heaters.
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About the California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is leading the state toward a 100 percent clean energy future. It has seven core responsibilities: developing renewable energy, transforming transportation, increasing energy efficiency, investing in energy innovation, developing state energy policy, certifying thermal power plants, and preparing for energy emergencies.

About AO Smith Corporation
AO Smith Corporation, with global headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 1874, applies technology and energy-efficient solutions to products manufactured and marketed worldwide with operations in the US, Canada, China, India , Mexico, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the UK. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AOS), the company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, as well as a leading manufacturer of water treatment and air purification products. Together with all of its owned subsidiaries, AO Smith is the largest manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heating equipment, high efficiency residential and commercial boilers, and pool heaters in the North America. For more information, visit www.aosmith.com.

About the Carrier
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transportation and food service customers. Carrier is part of Carrier Global Corporation, a global leader in smart climate and energy solutions that matter for people and our planet for generations to come. For more information, visit carrier.com or follow @Carrier on Twitter.

About Daikin
Daikin is a proud global leader in HVAC&R, with more than 22,000 talented employees driving innovation in the US – the world’s largest market. As trailblazers in sustainability technology, we accept the deep responsibility of leading the journey towards global decarbonization and electrification. Our commitment to this cause is unwavering, backed by our core technologies. For example, our inverter technology (which efficiently controls motor speed to eliminate wasted energy in HVAC systems), which drives our variable-capacity heat pump to use less electricity to deliver heat energy which is in the air for heating and cooling and can move. at temperatures below -20F. For more information, please visit www.northamerica-daikin.com/.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu General America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Fujitsu General Limited located in Kawasaki, Japan. As a manufacturer of mini-splits and VRF systems, Fujitsu General America is a provider of heating and cooling solutions for every application, backed by the best service, support, training, and programs for the United States and Canada. . Fujitsu’s line of high-efficiency, eco-friendly systems are designed to provide advanced comfort solutions for residential and commercial applications. Visit www.fujitsugeneral.com for more information.

About Johnson Controls
At Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As a global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, place and planet. Building on a proud history of nearly 140 years of innovation, we deliver the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through OpenBlue, our comprehensive digital offering. Today, with a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world’s largest portfolio of construction technology and software as well as service solutions from some of the most trusted industry names. Visit www.johnsoncontrols.com for more information and follow @Johnson Controls on social platforms.

About Lennox
Lennox is a leader in energy efficient climate control solutions. Dedicated to sustaining and creating comfortable and healthier environments for our residential and commercial customers while reducing their carbon footprint, we are leading the way in innovation in our cooling, heating, indoor air quality, and cooling systems. For more information, visit www.lennox.com.

About LG Electronics
LG Electronics USA Inc., the North American subsidiary of global tech giant LG Electronics, is committed to electrifying America through “Innovation for a Better Life,” exemplified by all-electric heat-pump HVAC systems, heat pump water heaters, heat pump clothes dryers, smart efficient appliances, induction cooktops and ranges, energy storage systems, EV chargers and more. To help accelerate market change, LG is expanding US manufacturing for key product categories. For more information, visit www.LG.com
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About Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US
Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) is a leading provider of ductless and VRF systems in the United States and Latin America. As a 50/50 joint venture between Trane Technologies and Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., the company provides innovative products, systems and solutions capable of cooling and heating any application from a home to a big commercial building. For more information, visit www.mehvac.com.

About Rheem Manufacturing Company
Rheem is an industry leader in total heating, cooling, refrigeration and water heating solutions and is one of the few global brands with product offerings spanning residential and commercial heating, cooling, conventional and hybrid storage water heaters, tankless water heaters, solar water heating systems, pool and spa heaters, commercial boilers, residential hydronic and geothermal systems, commercial refrigeration products, and indoor air quality products. Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with US manufacturing facilities based in Oxnard, California as well as in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.rheem.com.

About Trane Technologies
Trane Technologies is a global climate innovator. Through our strategic brands Trane® and Thermo King®, and our portfolio of environmentally responsible products and services, we bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes, and transportation. For more information, visit www.tranetechnologies.com.