Large Heat Pumps: Carbon Reduction with Great Economics

When:  Oct 4, 2022 from 13:00 to 14:00 (ET)

Part 1: What is a heat pump and understanding the importance of sizing and the ROI calculator

Presented by Johnson Controls

This webinar will discuss the application of water-to-water heat pumps.  We will demonstrate how heat pumps can be phased into your existing facilities and, how you will achieve the greatest ROI.  Two of the biggest fundamental questions we’ll review and answer are:  How to achieve 3 to 4 times the efficiency of a boiler and, what heat source will make the most sense for you, when you shift away from fossil fuels. 

Goal/Outcome:  For ESCOs, Central Plant Operators/Owners to understand the hidden benefits of utilizing water to water heat pumps to assist in short and long term decarbonization goals while best managing capital expenses and optimizing operational costs. 


Rajesh Dixit, Director Product Management
Johnson Controls

Rajesh Dixit is a Chemical Engineer, and an MBA with nearly 30 years of global experience in industrial chiller and heat pump technologies. Rajesh is Director – Global Product Management with Johnson Controls, Building Technology & Solutions, based in York Pennsylvania USA. Rajesh is an active community volunteer, ex-chair of ASHRAE TC 8.3 committee and a board member of The Belmont Theater in York PA.

Kit Fransen, Director Equipment Sales Programs
Johnson Controls

Kit has spent his entire 11+ year career in a variety of product management, sales, and engineering roles at several HVAC&R manufacturers where he developed, supported, and promoted solutions for high-performance buildings. He is passionate about green building design and educating the industry on the latest innovative technologies and systems. His current role is the Director of Equipment Sales Programs for Johnson Control’s field sales organization where he is responsible for strategic initiatives and sales enablement for the equipment business. Kit earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University and currently resides in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and two daughters.

Jonathan McCrea, HVAC Equipment Sales Manager
Johnson Controls

Jon has spent his 26+ year career in a variety of HVAC sales and leadership roles with Johnson Controls, supporting our teams as they deliver high-performance equipment and controls systems for our customers. He is a passionate proponent of decarbonization and helping building owners achieve operating cost savings through innovative, energy efficient solutions.  His current role is Area General Manager of HVAC Equipment in the Southeastern US. Jon earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and currently resides in the Atlanta area with his three daughters.