Decarbonization Avenue University research @ CLIMAX

Energy-efficient heat pump technology increases the value of homes in the U.S.

Heat pumps are an energy-efficient technology that may replace furnaces or boilers as well as provide air conditioning, especially as the demand for cooling increases with record high temperatures every year.

People are willing to pay more for a house with energy-efficient technology, therefore policymakers should leverage this to incentivize the adoption of heat pumps and ultimately drive down emissions across the U.S.

It can reduce emissions in the electricity sector and increase the value of the average American household by as much as 7 percent.


  • Power

Sustainability domain

  • Renewable Energy

Type of innovation

  • Core sciences & engineering

Stakeholder type

  • University researcher
  • Corporate researcher
  • NGO


Relevant for

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Thermodynamics & heat sciences professional
  • Electrical engineer
  • Power engineer
  • Production or process engineer

Innovation sector

  • Civil & structural engineering
  • Environmental sciences
  • Heat & thermodynamics
  • Policy-making
  • Power engineering