Fellows Project Conduit Tech

Conduit Tech develops tools that make it easier for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors to install and maintain low-emissions residential heating and cooling technologies.


Heating and cooling homes is a significant driver of carbon emissions. But technologies such as heat pumps exist to electrify homes and push residential energy systems to net-zero emissions. Adopting newer technologies faces many obstacles, such as increased installation difficulty, a need to take a whole-home approach, and long payback periods.

Conduit Tech aims to solve these issues by developing technology platforms that enable HVAC professionals to benefit from broad-scale efficiency and electrification. This starts with more easily identifying homeowners that are good candidates for electrification and supporting them through the product lifecycle—design, installation, and maintenance. Conduit aims to support contractors in growing their business with residential electrification and energy efficiency.

Overall, residential energy use is responsible for around 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Conduit Tech’s platforms will increase the adoption of energy-efficient HVAC systems, enabling contractors to play a crucial role in decarbonizing the whole home.