This course aims to provide architects in the education sector with the knowledge to design with VRF HVAC systems. VRF provides educational facilities control over personal comfort while reducing energy usage and costs, and addresses strict IAQ requirements. VRF’s quiet operation is the ideal solution for educational environments, requires minimal maintenance, and can meet the varying load needs of educational buildings, from larger gymnasiums and cafeterias to individual classrooms.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how VRF provides K-12 educational facility occupants with a high level of control over their personal comfort while reducing energy usage and utility costs.
  • Understand how VRF addresses strict indoor air quality (IAQ) requirements.
  • Identify how quiet operation and the ability to handle varying loads makes VRF an ideal solution for educational environments.
  • Describe how VRF systems require minimal maintenance and no specialized training to operate and maintain.