01 May 2014

Highlights of North America’s Heat Pump Research


This article provides an overview of recently completed and ongoing research activities related to heat pumps in
the United States. Projects undertaken by the U.S. DOE, its national laboratories, academia and industry on
heat pump technologies for cold climates, integrated application, and gas-fired absorption applications are summarized.
In addition, next generation low GWP working fluids as applied to heat pumps are briefly discussed.