This continuing education course offers an overview of the HVAC industry focusing on Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems. It details VRF technology and its advantages in both design and application for existing and new construction projects. In addition, it identifies the energy-efficiency and health benefits that VRF systems provide. Don't get left behind, multifamily housing is increasingly turning to VRF, are you ready?
Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in
Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)
Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW)
Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
State Architect / Builder License may be applicable
1. Describe the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC) industry in regards to VRFs and the connection to LEED EQ balancing
2. Identify and describe Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system technology and how it connects with LEED EQ enhanced ventilation
3. Explain the architectural and occupant design benefits of a VRF system solution and it's association with LEED EQ air filtering
4. List the energy savings and environmental quality benefits provided by a VRF system and it's tied to LEED annual energy usage
Instructor: Mike Schaefer
Mike has been in the HVAC Industry since 2005 where he has worked on all levels including contracting, distribution and manufacturing. Mike joined Mitsubishi Electric in 2014 as Commercial Area Manager before transitioning to Residential Area Sales Manager, both for the Chicago market. He is currently part of Mitsubishi Electric’s Performance Construction Team which is focused on providing healthy, efficient and reliable mechanical solutions to the high performance building market.