Event: Defining HVAC Solutions for Commercial Buildings

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Defining HVAC Solutions for Commercial Buildings
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An introduction to Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Zoning.




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Learning Objectives
  • Identify the fundamentals of VRF zoning technology
  • Identify the efficiency advantages of VRF zoning technology in energy usage, design and lifecycle
  • Understand how to evaluate the true costs of HVAC systems




Paul L. Doppel
Director of Industry and Government Relations
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating

Paul Doppel has worked for Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating since 2002, and was a brand manager before being promoted to his current position in 2007. A 34-year HVAC industry veteran, Doppel is chairman of the TC 8.7 Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) committee of ASHRAE and chairman, Ductless (VRG) Product Section, of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Doppel also works with the Department of Energy (DOE), the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, utility companies, state governments and green building groups to enhance VRF technology education and its applications. In 2009, Doppel was honored by AHRI with the Richard C. Schulze Distinguished Service Award, which is presented annually to individuals recognized for their unique contributions to the HVACR industry. He is retired from the United States Army Reserves after 30 years of service, and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, West Point, N.Y.


Nick Conklin, P.E., LEED AP
Application Engineering Manager
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating

Nick Conklin, P.E., is application engineering manager for CITY MULTI®. Conklin and his team focus on expanding CITY MULTI application and design support capability across the U.S. for Mitsubishi Electric customers to ensure world-class support. The team works closely with the Business Units’ Engineering and Sales staffs, in addition to Product Marketing and the Engineering Center. Conklin drives the development and implementation of design training programs, energy modeling services and software tools to aid in the specification and application of CITY MULTI solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University.


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