Analyze and identify the proper applications for VRF systems.
Describe real-world examples of VRF systems in action.
Who should attend?
Architects; building owners; energy engineers; HVAC contractors and system designers, equipment manufacturer representatives; energy efficiency specialists; facility managers; commissioning authorities; control system technicians; facility engineers; and anyone with basic knowledge and interest in VRF systems.
Variable refrigerant flow systems have gained popularity in the United States over the past 8 to 10 years for a variety of reasons including energy efficiency and flexibility. Learn more about the various types of VRF systems, how they work and how they compare to other technologies.
VRF history and basic heat pump concepts
Heat pump versus heat reclaim types
Cost and energy comparisons to other systems (chiller, boiler, RTU, etc.)
AHRI rating system
VRF versus geothermal
ASHRAE 15 compliance for refrigerant safety
Case study summary: ASHRAE office building (Atlanta, GA)
Case study summary: Seventhwave office building (Madison, WI)
Ryan Hoger LEED AP
Director of Corporate Training
Temperature Equipment Corporation
Ryan has been with Temperature Equipment Corp. since 1997. He was the 2007-08 president of the Illinois ASHRAE Chapter and is actively involved with several gas/electric utility committees. He has extensive experience with building automation systems (BAS), energy recovery ventilators (ERV), variable refrigerant flow (VRF), demand controlled ventilation (DCV), and other energy conserving HVAC systems. Ryan has written HVAC articles for various publications and has a bachelor of science degree in general engineering from the University of Illinois.
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