Advanced Heating Technology: Applying VRF in Cold Climates (Print Course)

This course is designed to increase your knowledge of advanced heating technology used in Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems and their application and use in cold climates for commercial and residential buildings. The course will cover the performance capabilities, functions, benefits, and energy efficiencies of VRF heat pumps with advanced heating technology.

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Designing with Variable Refrigerant Flow HVAC Systems – Maximizing Aesthetics, Occupant Comfort, and Energy Efficiency (Print)

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning systems provide more precise comfort control and energy efficiency to buildings of all shapes and sizes, when compared to traditional HVAC systems. Design flexibility, personalized comfort, and energy efficiency are the foundations of the variable refrigerant flow cooling and heating system. This course will cover the basic technology and components of VRF systems, and will examine the design benefits and energy efficiency of these systems.

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Water Source Heat Pump Systems: A Proven High Energy Efficient Technology

This course will provide the student with an introduction to water source heat pump (WSHP) systems. Students will be able to explain the WSHP concept and explore the various different features and benefits of WSHP usage in commercial buildings.

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Century Bank Chooses Efficiency

By replacing their old HVAC system Century Bank & Trust have greatly reduced their energy bill.

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Towson City Center developers use Mitsubishi VRF system

The Mitsubishi Electric VRF zoning system exceeded efficiency expectations in the redevelopment of this Silver high-rise.

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Simplifying Architectural Design, Redefining Comfort and Efficiency

VRF zoning technology is transforming the way commercial buildings are cooled and heated. The smart, energy-efficient, and fully customizable HVAC technology provides customized comfort to occupants, energy savings to owners and many design advantages to architects.

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Understanding the Benefits of VRF Zoning in Renovations and Retrofits

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning technology is a fast growing type of cooling and heating technology currently used in commercial building renovations and retrofits, among other applications. This learning unit will build a better understanding of the features and benefits as well as the advantages of a ductless Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning that a (HVAC) system can provide.

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Spot Cooling: Performance Attributes and Applications (Print Version)

This course provides an overview of spot cooling and its appropriate uses and benefits, including the cooling of people, equipment, and processes. The course describes various spot cooling options, compares air-cooled and water-cooled units, and discusses the advantages of portable and ceiling-mount spot cooling.

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Innovations in HVAC Design (Print Version)

Increasing energy costs, pressure on energy resources, tightening energy efficiency regulations, and demand for high-performance buildings are driving the market for higher efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for commercial buildings. HVAC systems are the main energy consumers in commercial buildings, accounting for approximately 44% of all commercial buildings’ energy consumption. Improved component technologies, advanced control methods, and networked-based tools are leading to a paradigm shift in the way commercial HVAC systems are designed, operated, and managed. This article will take a look at the different innovations and solutions available today.

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Propane as a Solution to Meeting Code and Above-Code Programs – Using High Efficiency Propane Systems as a Compliance Strategy

Nothing is driving greater change in the home building industry than energy efficiency, but prior to 2015 the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) didn't address mechanical equipment such as furnaces and water heaters. The 2015 IECC now includes a new compliance path called the Energy Rating Index allowing builders more choices in how to meet the energy code.

In addition, builders can determine how to use propane to their maximum advantage under the ERI pathway by determining their homes’ Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index. The HERS Index predicts the energy performance of a home versus a "typical new home" benchmarked at a score of 100.

This course will take a closer look at how high efficiency propane equipment such as furnaces and water heaters provide flexibility in meeting 2015 IECC standards and help reduce a home’s HERS Index, in addition to helping projects gain points in above-code programs such as LEED and the National Green Building Standard.

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