A Report on What We've Learned
Community Energy Association’s previous publication “Business Model Innovation to Support Air Source Heat Pump Retrofits in Metro Vancouver” (2019) discussed the potential for a new business model to re-align the industry to effectively and efficiently deliver the electric air source heat pump (ASHP) retrofits needed for Metro Vancouver to reach its GHG emission reduction targets. The potential business model proposed is a “one-stop-shop” or concierge service with a single interface for homeowners. The proposed program will source quality ASHP products, contractors and financing.
Follow up to our initial recommendations on fundamental elements of a new business model to significantly increase the number of electric air source heat pump industry in BC’s lower mainland, CEA has published a new report that documents what we’ve learned since introducing the concept to the region including stakeholder input from interviews and outreach.
The report explores:
- Demand Aggregation & Feasibility Analysis
- Legislative Restrictions
- Capacity & Awareness Building
- Finance Options
- Heat Pump Performance
- Heat Pump Installations
- Next Steps