02 July 2010

Retrofitting for Emissions Savings in North America: Residential Heating Options in the Canadian Provinces


The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition, Canada’s heat pump industry association, deployed its national quality assurance program in 2005, and has been routinely collecting retrofit statistics as part of its System Certification since. Based on CGC’s national database of over 11,400 residential GSHP systems, CGC analysis confirms that GSHP systems offer both an interesting GHG solution in most Canadian contexts and significant GHG reduction potential nationally. The study confirms recurring advantages in total greenhouse gas emission reductions generally when converting a conventional heating system to a GSHP system.