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DHPs in MF projects
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I've got a 20-unit 3-story apartment project in Seattle that's evaluating using DHPs vs. tankless hydronic in each unit. I'm a big fan of DHPs but haven't seen them in a MF setting - can they all use…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Pam Worner Nov 13, 2011.

 

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"Hello Pam, I am a member of Home Energy Pro's site and have found it to be a great resource.  I have been around the energy industry and have new social media website focusing on energy conservation: www.greenplug.nu Im reaching…"
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Pam Worner replied to Pam Worner's discussion DHPs in MF projects
"Great info, Dan - thank you!  "
Nov 13, 2011
Dan Auer replied to Pam Worner's discussion DHPs in MF projects
"Hi Pam King County Housing Authority has installed mini splits on a multifamily in Boulevard Park.  It is called Boulevard Manor.  It is a 72 unit complex.  All the outdoor units arre on the roof. It is not a 'city multi, I think…"
Nov 11, 2011
John C. Semmelhack replied to Pam Worner's discussion DHPs in MF projects
"Yes, this can be done and is done.   Many of the ductless heat pump manufacturers have these types of units available. The most well-known is 'City-Multi" from Mitsubishi. The ratio of indoor units to outdoor units depends on the…"
Nov 10, 2011
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"Hi Pam, Thanks for the message. I remember seeing your name when I started the certification class 2 years ago! I wanted the information from the course more than the certification because my intention was to incorporate some of the testing into a…"
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Pam Worner replied to Pam Worner's discussion DHPs in MF projects
"Thanks for the reply, David. You're right - it does boil down to whether they need individual metering or not. Mounting the compressors on the exterior probably won't fly, although I've seen photos of those too...in Europe, where they…"
Nov 10, 2011
David Meiland replied to Pam Worner's discussion DHPs in MF projects
"Not an answer to your question, but if you had a common compressor, wouldn't the building owner have to foot the heating bill? I've seen a photo or two showing outside units for individual mini-splits mounted on the exterior wall of a…"
Nov 10, 2011
Pam Worner replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Smart Meters
"I'd love to hear if any utilities are embracing this - I've only seen a few examples of homeowners attempting to take smart home technology beyond lights, security, & A/V.. A recent high-end custom project of mine installed a very…"
Nov 7, 2011
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DHPs in MF projects

I've got a 20-unit 3-story apartment project in Seattle that's evaluating using DHPs vs. tankless hydronic in each unit. I'm a big fan of DHPs but haven't seen them in a MF setting - can they all use a common condenser on the roof? Anybody done this?
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HERS rater; ENERGY STAR, NAHB & Built Green verifier
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At 9:03am on March 6, 2012, Michael D'Orazio said…

Hello Pam,

I am a member of Home Energy Pro's site and have found it to be a great resource.  I have been around the energy industry and have new social media website focusing on energy conservation: www.greenplug.nu

Im reaching out to members who already share the same interest as Green Plug District will focus on.  We have a founders page up and looking for pepole to join for free create a profile and start adding content at: http://w321503.s182.ufhosted.com/gp-forum/

At 8:23am on November 10, 2011, Alison Snow said…

Hi Pam,

Thanks for the message. I remember seeing your name when I started the certification class 2 years ago! I wanted the information from the course more than the certification because my intention was to incorporate some of the testing into a business I developed but haven't yet gotten off the ground, Greening Homes, which will be a consulting service for homeowners and home buyers. So, I haven't pursued practicing as an auditor. I recently moved from Bellevue to Sammamish and do hope to get very familiar with the Highlands and other new construction on the plateau so I can inform buyers why current codes and further energy/green improvements are beneficial in many ways. Since I have your ear, do you find that builders are requesting Energy Star certifications less now than in the past? I've heard that our codes are now very close to ES standards anyway.

Have a good day!

Alison

At 7:33am on November 4, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Pam,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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