Space heating represents the largest energy end use in Ontario multifamily buildings at 54.6%
Heat pumps can offer significant energy savings compared to traditional heating systems in multi-unit residential buildings. However, upgrading to a heat pump represents a significant capital expenditure for building owners, property managers and condo boards. Measurement and verification (M&V) allows for the tracking of a heat pump’s performance to ensure your investment is providing the expected energy savings.
This guide is intended for building owners, condo board members, and property managers to ensure heat pump installations are generating the expected energy savings, thus increasing heat pump adoption and encouraging electrification across the multifamily sector.
We outline M&V procedures and recommendations for heat pump retrofits, focusing on space heating retrofits in electrically-heated multifamily buildings. However, many of the principles can also be applied to heat pump retrofits in gas-heated buildings.