Tuesday, December 1, 2015 · available on-demand

Free to view; $95 for credit
91 minutes

As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Discuss various types of VRF systems.
  • Identify VRF energy improvement opportunities.
  • 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.

Course outline

  • VRF history and basic heat pump concepts
  • VRF fundamentals
  • Heat pump versus heat reclaim types
  • Common applications
  • 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)

In order to receive credit for viewing this webinar, you'll need to pass a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Separate registration is required for each individual requiring continuing education credit.

All credits have different expiration dates, so it is to your advantage to take the quiz as soon as possible.

AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.15 CEUs (1.5 hours) toward re-certification.

BOC This course offers up to 1.5 points for BOC certified operators.

BOMI This webinar is approved for up to 1.5 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.

IACET As an IACET Accredited Provider, Seventhwave offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Seventhwave is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 1.5 CEUs for the following credentials: Commercial Building Inspector Certification. Note that you may not retake the same course for credit more than once during the 1-, 2- or 4-year term of your specific credential.

WI PE This course qualifies for up to 1.5 PDHs for professional engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must verify that the course content is related to their area of professional practice (more information).

Thank you to our sponsors. Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us.

We EnergiesXcel Energy
Alliant EnergyMadison Gas and ElectricWPPI Energy
Wisconsin Public Service

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