B_1209_EN_CPFLLumar

Is a Variable Refrigerant Flow System Right for Your Building?

Dec. 16, 2009
December 2009 Vol. 6, Issue 12

Is a Variable Refrigerant Flow System Right for Your Building?

By Richard G. Lubinski

Variable refrigerant flow systems (VRF) have been delivering as much as a 30 percent increase in energy efficiency in Japan and Europe. Instead of piping hot water and chilled water, these systems distribute refrigerant to each fan coil unit (FCU) or air handling unit (AHU) for heating and cooling. Would this system save money in your building?

Read the full article to take a closer look at VRF systems…
View this newsletter online

Featured Sponsor

SmartPlate Water-to-Water Heaters

s

Ideal with condensing boilers in low temperature applications, AERCO's SmartPlate water-to-water heaters deliver ±4°F temperature control. Available in brazed plate, single wall and plate and frame, double wall configurations, each <10ft² heater ships fully assembled including load monitoring PID controller, sensors, electronic valve, potable water side circulator with clean out connections, DHW drain valve and shut-off valves and inlet strainers on both the boiler water and DHW sides. Units support remote monitoring and BAS integration.

To learn more, visit our Web site: www.aerco.com/sp7.

HVAC Optimization for Energy Savings
Almost every building wastes 10 percent or more of the energy it consumes due to inefficient operation of the HVAC system. In many buildings, the inefficiencies were built in during construction and have become part of the baseline consumption.
Read more»
Green Buildings Require Holistic Design Strategy
Green buildings can create quandaries because some of the architectural features associated with green construction – such as lots of natural light and fewer man-made materials – can make a structure more difficult to operate.
Read more »
Energy Efficiency: The Elegant Alternative
Collectively, buildings professionals provide comfortable, healthy, safe buildings that improve the quality of life. On the flip side, the energy consumed by these buildings is fueling a new crisis.
Read more »
Multi-Well by U.S. Energy Group
Multi-Well, a new, patent-pending, boiler device houses multiple sensors using just one copper well.
Read more»
Make-Up Air with Packaged DX Cooling by Greenheck
Model MPX is a 100% outside make-up air unit with an integral packaged DX cooling system ideal for kitchens, corridor ventilation and areas with contaminated air where energy recovery is not permitted.
Read more »
Wireless DDC System by Onity
The SensorStat Wireless DDC system is the first step in a fully integrated intelligent wireless room.
Read more »
Buildings > @ the Moment | Weekly newsletter of topical issues for facilities professionals.
Buildings > Security | In-depth security information for facilities professionals.
Buildings > Roofing News | In-depth roofing information for facilities professionals.
Buildings > Energy | In-depth energy information for facilities professionals.
Buildings > Greener Facilities | Understand the explosive growth and acceptance of green buildings.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Buildings, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Building Security & Technology Series: Webinar 3 - Proptech

Date: May 22, 2024Time: 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMTDuration: 1 Hour eachGold Sponsors: Genetec, ISSSilver Sponsors: EVOLV, OpenEye ...

Building Security & Technology Series: Webinar 4 - Lessons Learned

Date: May 29, 2024Time: 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMTDuration: 1 Hour eachGold Sponsors: Genetec, ISSSilver Sponsors: EVOLV, OpenEye ...

Handwashing Survey Research Drives Industry Solutions

Sharing well researched data on consumer likes and dislikes in public bathrooms, this guide presents handwashing public restroom hygiene trends and survey insights for facility...