METUS joins other major HVAC companies in its commitment to help California reduce greenhouse gas emissions
SUWANEE, Ga. – Oct. 10, 2023 – Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (METUS), a leading supplier of Ductless and Ducted Mini-split and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pump and air-conditioning systems, today announced its commitment to helping California achieve its climate goal of installing six million heat pumps in the Golden State’s buildings by 2030.
METUS is one of several of the world’s suppliers of heating and cooling solutions or water heating systems to make this commitment during the two-day Summit on Building Electrification co-hosted by the California Energy Commission and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), held at the California Natural Resources headquarters in Sacramento, Calif.
During the two-day event, held Oct. 10-11, METUS joined a multi-company pledge to assist the California Energy Commission in its goal of accelerating the pace of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by installing 6 million heat pumps in the state’s buildings by 2030. In doing so, these companies will help improve California’s electric grid by enhancing efficiency and incorporating load flexibility.
By collaborating with the California Energy Commission, METUS will be among a public-private group that will facilitate policy and market support and educate consumers on the benefits of energy-efficient heat pumps, including incentives provided by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and other programs.
The public-private group will also collaborate on initiatives like contractor training, supply chain optimization, product availability, performance, efficiency, load flexibility, refrigerant management, data, equity and financing, among other areas.
“METUS is on a mission to educate consumers about the benefits of energy-saving, all-climate heat pump solutions,” said Mark Kuntz, chief executive officer, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. “Homeowners want to increase comfort, save energy and reduce their carbon footprint through cleaner sources of heating and cooling, but many of them may be unaware of the incentives available for installing all-climate heat pumps.”
The pledge by METUS and other companies to help in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from California’s buildings is a continuation of recent actions of the California Energy Commission, the California Air Resources Board, the California Public Utilities Commission and the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development.