22 May 2002

A7-06 Market Transformation Of Ground-Coupled Heat Pump Systems In Canada- P.Hoshino(Canada)

Varying seasonal temperatures, the greenhouse gas reduction imperative, the sustainable development goal, the benefits for energy consumers, the profitability for energy utility providers, and, electricity de-regulation, are all helping to transform the market in Canada for ground-source heat pump technology. Canada’s approach to conditioning, mobilizing, and transforming the marketplace for ground-source heat pump systems is predicated upon the economic and environmental benefits afforded this market-ready technology. This paper will highlight how Natural Resources Canada, through its Renewable Energy Strategy and programs, provides the impetus necessary for moving ground-source heat pump systems into the mainstream HVAC market and thus contributing to Canada’s agenda as it relates to science, technology, economy, and the environment.