rtf logo
(none)Measures without a Category have not been approved by the RTF, but they are listed here because they have been considered by the RTF.
PlanningUpon request, the RTF will consider the proposed planning measure and formulate a consensus opinion on the likely UES values. This process is intended to promote consistent treatment of these measures throughout the region. The RTF will also review and comment on any proposed research design for collecting data needed to support Provisional or Proven UES values. The review will only be provided if the section 3.2.1 UES quality criteria for Planning measures are satisfied. Measure specifications (section 2) and the information described in the Guidleines for UES measures must be provided before this review can commence.
ProvenMeasures can obtain approval for Proven status if the section 3.2.3 UES quality criteria for Proven measures are satisfied. Sunset criteria will be assigned by the RTF along with a plan for data collection and analysis that allows the UES estimate to be reviewed and updated in a timely fashion.
ProvisionalMeasures can obtain Provisional approval if the section 3.2.2 UES quality criteria for Provisional measures are satisfied. In addition, it must be possible during the provisional period to obtain the data and analyses needed to meet the Proven quality criteria (3.2.3). The data and analyses may come from programs delivering the measure or from other studies. The plan for completing the necessary data collection and analyses must be approved along with the provisional UES estimates. In addition, sunset criteria must be adopted that are consistent with the plan. For measures that require long periods to collect and analyze baseline and efficient case data, the plan should include staged analyses so that early experience with deployment, baseline conditions, and measure performance can be used to adjust the sunset criteria.
Small SaverThe RTF may determine that the likely savings from a measure are too small to warrant the resources needed to meet the section 3.2 UES quality criteria for Provisional or Proven status. In making this determination, the RTF will consider the size of the regional end use that is affected by the measure or the magnitude of the likely savings. Measure specifications (section 2) and the information described above for the proposed stage is required for small savers and must be provided before the RTF can designate a measure as a small saver. For small savers, the RTF may choose to convene an expert panel to consider the proposed measure and to formulate a consensus opinion on the likely UES values. This process is intended to promote consistent treatment of these measures throughout the region.
(none)The RTF has not set a status for these measures either because they have not been assigned a category or because they were deactivated prior to receiving a status.
(Under review for compliance w/ RTF Guidelines)These measures' energy savings were "deemed" by the RTF prior to operating under the new RTF Guidelines. The RTF plans to review these measures under the Guidelines by the end of 2012. During this transition period, the RTF intends for these measures to continue to be considered "RTF-approved."
ActiveThese measures have received approval by the RTF and have no other associated review pending.
CombinedArchived because combined with another measure; click for details
DeactivatedIf the sunset criteria are met, and the new or revised UES estimates have not been approved, the RTF will deactivate the measure. This means that the UES estimates are no longer approved by the RTF. The RTF may decide to deactivate a measure before the sunset criteria is satisfied based on unanticipated factors, such as the adoption of new energy codes or the release of study results with findings that invalidate the UES values or the procedures for estimating those values.
MergedMeasures merged into another measure, see Note field for details
Out-of-complianceThe RTF may determine that measures approved prior to the adoption of these guidelines do not comply with one or more requirements of these guidelines. The UES estimates for these measures will continue to be "RTF-Approved" if a plan for bringing the measure into compliance is approved by the RTF within one year following the RTF determination that the measure is out-of-compliance. If no plan is approved within one year, the measure will be de-activated. The RTF intends that all out-of-compliance measures will be reclassified, i.e., become a standard protocol or be placed in one of the UES measure development stages of small saver, planning, provisional, de-activated or active, as soon as possible, but no later than five years following the adoption of these guidelines.
Under ReviewAt any time prior to the sunset criteria being met, the RTF may decide to place a measure under review. This may be the result of a review of the UES savings estimation procedure or the availability of new sources of information for baseline or efficient-case consumption. The UES values will remain "RTF-Approved" while the measure is under review. As a result of the review, the UES values may be re-estimated and the measure sunset criteria revised.

Residential: Heating/Cooling - Air Source Heat Pump Conversions SF

Sunset date2019-12-31
NoteMerged "Variable Speed ASHP Conversions SF" measure (ID 194) into this measure on 1/23/15

Measure workbook (show/hide history)

VersionNoteCategory (?)Status (?)Decision date
7/18/2016 v4.1 QC complete. Updated to 7th Plan format and assumptions.ProvenActive1/21/2016
2/12/2016 4 Currently undergoing QC (for changes to the DHP measure in January 2016)PlanningActive1/21/2016
12/22/2015 3.4 QC review completePlanningActive11/10/2015
12/21/2015 3.3 Added new construction measure identifiersPlanningActive11/10/2015
6/1/2015 3.2 Error corrected. Delivery verification checklist added.PlanningActive5/12/2015
5/6/2015 3.1 QC Review Complete.ProvenActive12/16/2014
1/16/2015 3.0 Currently Undergoing QCProvenActive12/16/2014
10/1/2012 2.7 Original savings workbook.ProvisionalActive9/18/2012
5/30/2012 2.6 Clarified that measure is applicable to single and two-speed compressors.ProvenActive5/15/2012
12/28/2011 2.5 Fixed error in measure cost calculation: original workbook did not net out costs associated with FAF and CAC installations. Fix did not cause change in measure cost-effectiveness.ProvenActive5/3/2011
7/12/2011 2.4 Added summary sheet.ProvenActive5/3/2011
9/27/2010 2.3 Original savings workbook.(none)(none)8/3/2010

Research plan (show/hide history)

7/17/2015 Research Strategy
6/1/2015 Research Strategy (slide 19)
1/25/2013 Provisional Research Plan

Technical specifications (show/hide history)

10/1/2012 v2.0
7/12/2011 v2.0

Program specifications

7/12/2011 PTCS Materials

Supporting documentation (show/hide history)

6/1/2015 Residential Heat Pump Conversion Measure Identifier Calculator v2.1
5/6/2015 Residential Heat Pump Conversion Measure Identifier Calculator v2.0
1/16/2015 Residential Heat Pump Conversion Measure Identifier Calculator v1.0

Small/rural checklist (show/hide history)

1/30/2015 Small/Rural Design Checklist
10/30/2012 Small/Rural UES Design Checklist

Recommendation memos

12/2/2010 The status of this measure should be changed to Under Review.

RTF decisions

Decision (show decision details)

Adopt the delivery verification guidance, and related specification changes, as presented for the following UES measures: Single Family Existing HVAC measures; Residential Clothes Washers; Residential Clothes Dryers; New Construction ENERGY STAR WA; New Construction ENERGY STAR OR; Refrigerator/Freezer Decommissioning; School Weatherization; Grocery ECMs for Walk Ins; Industrial and Agricultural Green Motor Rewind; Grocery Door Gasket Replacements

(No changes to status, energy savings, cost effectiveness or specifications.)

Planned future work: Delivery verification guidance for remaining UES measures.


For the Air Source Heat Pump Conversions UES measures: Adopt proposed revised savings (based on the 5-ton maximum); Adopt the Research Strategy that was previously adopted for CC&S UES measure; Change the category from ‘Proven’ to ‘Planning’; Keep status as ‘Active’ and keep the sunset date at December 2019.

Measure category changed: To "Planning"

Measure status unchanged

Energy savings changed

Cost effectiveness changed

Specifications/Eligibility unchanged

Planned future work: SEEM runs, measure identifier calculator, and measure workbook need to be revised to reflect these changes.


Approve the updates to the measure definition, cost, life, and savings for the UES measure Single Family Heat Pump Conversions and set the measure to Proven category with Active status and a sunset date of 12/2019.

Measure category changed: Changed to "Proven" for Variable SpeedASHP Conversion Measure

Measure status unchanged

Energy savings unchanged

Cost effectiveness unchanged

Specifications/Eligibility unchanged


Adopt the following remaining useful life (RUL) values for HVAC equipment in single family and manufactured housing heat pump conversion measures: forced air furnace = 10 years; central air conditioner = 5 years; room air conditioner = 3 years

(No changes to status, energy savings, cost effectiveness or specifications.)


The RTF approved the Residential Variable Speed Heat Pump UES Measure as Provisional with active status with a sunset date of December 31, 2014.

Measure category changed: Previous Category: None. New Category: Provisional.

Measure status changed: Previous Status: None. New Status: Active.

Energy savings changed: n/a - new measure

Cost effectiveness changed: n/a - new measure

Specifications/Eligibility changed: n/a - new measure

Planned future work: An RTF subcommittee will assist BPA in the development of the field research plan.


Clarify eligibility requirements for (central system) heat pump UES measures so as to limit eligibility to single speed and two speed compressor systems.

Measure category unchanged

Measure status unchanged

Energy savings unchanged

Cost effectiveness unchanged

Specifications/Eligibility changed: Clarification

Planned future work: BPA is planning lab and field tests of the new generation of central heat pumps with variable speed compressors. Results are expected in 2013, at which time the RTF may review a proposal for a UES measure for those units. In-situ duct system efficiency is the primary unknown at this point.


Approved UES values and costs for the single family heat pump conversion measure. This is approved as an active measure.

Measure category unchanged

Measure status changed: This measure is returned to active status.

Energy savings unchanged

Cost effectiveness unchanged

Specifications/Eligibility unchanged


The RTF accepted the deemed measure updates for ASHP Conversions for single family homes.

(No changes to status, energy savings, cost effectiveness or specifications.)