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Commercial Building Heat Pump Accelerator

Aerial Image of RTUs on Rooftop

Compared with conventional packaged rooftop units (RTUs) with natural gas heating, heat pump RTUs are estimated to reduce GHG emissions and energy costs by up to 50%. From 2024 through 2027, the Commercial Building Heat Pump Accelerator will work with stakeholders, from commercial building owners and operators to manufacturers, to accelerate the development and adoption of heat pump packaged RTUs to achieve integrated energy efficiency and electrification of buildings. The Accelerator was developed in partnership with manufacturing and commercial partners, as well as DOE's National Labs. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the full list of active partners.

2023 Better Buildings Progress Report

To date, 900+ Better Buildings, Better Plants partners have saved more than 3.1 quadrillion Btu, saving more than $18.5 billion and 189 million metric tons of CO2.

DOE's Better Climate Challenge

DOE is challenging organizations to set ambitious, portfolio-wide GHG emission reduction goals -- 50% within the next 10 years -- through the Better Climate Challenge. 

Want to Get Involved?

The Accelerator is working to accelerate the production and deployment of heat pump RTUs. Organizations looking to partner with the Accelerator can join the Challenge or the Campaign.