USA: LG Electronics Inc are to collaborate with the highly regarded HVAC lab at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) to carry out cold-climate heat pump research.
It is said that the Consortium for Advanced Heat Pump Research will facilitate collaboration among LG innovators, university researchers, local industry and government agencies to help drive market transformation through research on heat pump technology and electrification.
According to James Lee, global president of the LG Electronics Air Solutions business unit, joint research initiatives at the University of Alaska Anchorage are expected to make a substantial global impact, establishing new benchmarks for energy efficiency and sustainability while demonstrating the depth of LG’s HVAC product capabilities in both heating and cooling, while championing environmentally responsible solutions.
“The Consortium for Advanced Heat Pump Research will raise the bar and push the limits of the high-performance, high-capacity heat pump industry,” Lee said. “Results from the joint research will be used in North America and Europe to help shape the future of the HVAC industry.”
UAA Chancellor Sean Parnell said that the consortium’s activities would include identifying pivotal research areas, as well as comprehensive studies and presentations on advanced heat pump technology.
LG and university researchers will conduct studies in two dedicated LG labs in Anchorage and Fairbanks. These facilities will be configured like real-world homes, using a range of LG’s HVAC solutions, including both ducted and duct-free indoor and outdoor units, along with LG’s inverter heat pump water heater.
LG Electronics North America CEO Thomas Yoon added, “Working with the University of Alaska will further accelerate LG’s efforts to drive market transformation supporting the decarbonisation of buildings throughout North America and around the world.”