Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Heat Pumps


  • Moderator – Ian Shapiro, PE, LEED AP, Chairman, Taitem Engineering, Ithaca, NY
  • Caren Ruben, PE LEED AP, Mechanical Engineer, Labella Associates, Ithaca, NY
  • Jason Gilbert, PE, Mechanical Engineer, Binghamton University

VRF is an HVAC technology that is sweeping the world.  Already the most common form of heating and cooling outside the U.S., VRF heat pumps are seeing widespread adoption for both new construction and retrofits in the U.S.

Our discussion will include presentations from three different perspectives:  a design engineer, an energy engineer, and an owner’s representative.