CSA Standard Notification

Dear NY-GEO members,

We thought you would like an opportunity to read and comment on the proposed bi-national standard for the design and installation of ground source heat pumps for commercial and residential buildings.  

From Muktha Tumkur - CSA Group (mukthatumkur@csagroup.org)

I am pleased and excited to let you know that we began our 60 calendar day public review for the bi-national C448 on December 15 (closes February 14). 

Description:

BSR/CSA C448 Bi-national standard for the design and installation of ground source heat pumps for commercial and residential buildings

Notice of public review:

All ground source heat pump stakeholders are welcome to view and comment on the public review draft using the following link:

http://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/1434 (you will have to register to view or comment on the draft)

1 Scope

1.1  This Standard applies to

(a) direct expansion ground source heat pumps for systems using ground heat exchangers as a thermal source or sink for heating and/or cooling, with or without a supplementary heating source; and
(b) unitary single package or split system liquid source and ground source  heat pumps for all systems using groundwater, submerged heat exchangers, or ground heat exchangers as a thermal source or sink for heating and/or cooling, with or without a supplementary heating source.

1.2  This Standard also applies to thermal energy storage systems.

1.3  This Standard applies to new and retrofit installations.

1.4  This Standard covers minimum requirements for equipment and material selection, site survey, system design, installation, testing and verification, documentation, and commissioning and decommissioning.

1.5  This Standard does apply to standing column well ground source heat pump systems.

We would appreciate any suggestions and help to broadcast this public review to your members. 

Muktha Tumkur - CSA Group (mukthatumkur@csagroup.org)

Mark Metzner - markmetzner@shaw.ca