Building owners, facilities managers, and architects are increasingly asking if VRF, or Variable Refrigerant Flow, systems make sense on their projects. Manufacturers tout the highly-efficient, concurrent heating and cooling capabilities, magazines promote the sustainability benefits, and contractors champion the less-evasive attributes of these systems for renovation projects. But what is a VRF system, where should it be used, and what are the true cost implications? This program will look at the advantages and disadvantages of VRF systems, as well as ideal real-world applications for incorporating them into projects.
- Attendees will recognize the ideal applications for VRF technology and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages.
- Attendees will recognize the first cost vs. life cost challenges and benefits of VRF systems.
- Attendees will understand the code implications of VRF systems.
- Attendees will know where to utilize VRF for the sustainability/LEED benefits of the systems.
This program qualifies for 1.0 AIA LU/HSW. Format: Course led by instructor in-person.