The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute (ARTI) Inc. is accepting bids for a new research project to establish a standardized methodology to calculate the Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) for HVACR.
LCCP is a concept
that identifies all the global warming impacts due to the use of a product
throughout its lifetime, including both the direct effect of refrigerants and
blowing agent emissions from the product and the indirect effect of carbon
dioxide emissions related to the energy consumption of the product.
The research is a multi-phased project. The initial phase
will focus on developing the methodology and demonstrating LCCP calculations
for residential heat pumps. The outcome of this research will be a simulation
tool which can perform calculations to compare LCCP for alternative types of
equipment and refrigerant choices in various geographical regions.
The results of this effort will likely give policy makers
and HVACR systems manufacturers a standardized method to evaluate environmental
impact of HVACR products.
hereto download bidding instructions, the statement of work, and other
The deadline for submitting proposals is April 26, 2010.