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File #: 18-1084   
Type: Information Only Status: Information Only
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2018
Title: Study Session Summary of November 27, 2018 - Encouraging Heat Pump Water and Space Heating (Study Issue ESD 18-01)
Related files: 19-0494, 19-0703
Title
Study Session Summary of November 27, 2018 - Encouraging Heat Pump Water and Space Heating (Study Issue ESD 18-01)


Summary
Call to Order:
Vice Mayor Klein called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

City Councilmembers Present:
Mayor Glenn Hendricks
Vice Mayor Larry Klein
Councilmember Jim Griffith
Councilmember Gustav Larsson
Councilmember Nancy Smith
Councilmember Russ Melton
Councilmember Michael S. Goldman

City Councilmembers Absent:
None.

Study Session Summary:
Melody Tovar, Regulatory Programs Division Manager, Environmental Services Department, in collaboration with Aimee Bailey, Director of Decarbonization and Grid Innovation, and John Supp, Manager of Account Services, of Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), delivered a PowerPoint slide presentation on the findings of Study Issue ESD 18-01 entitled Encouraging Heat Pump Water and Space Heating.

The presentation covered an overview heat pump technologies; their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Sunnyvale; their cost-effectiveness for different building types, appliances, and scenarios; methods to encourage the adoption of heat pump technology including outreach, incentives, and policy approaches; and SVCE's proposed pilot program design.

The presentation also included staff's proposed next steps: 1) Include Decarbonizing Buildings as a Climate Action Playbook Strategy; 2) Evaluate electrification and heat pump technology as a component of the Green Building Program Update; and 3) Work with SVCE on pilot program, potential "reach code", and outreach approaches

Ms. Tovar noted that Trudi Ryan, Director of Community Development, Don Bray, Director of Account Services and Community Relations at SVCE, and Girish Balachandran, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SVCE, were in attendance.

Councilmembers asked questions and made comments on the information presented.

Comments provided by City Council (Note: some comments which were made by more than one councilmember are only list...

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