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Commercial Building Power Hour: VRF Carbon Neutrality and Cold Climate Performance

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • online

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AIA Huron Valley is pleased to join with Ann Arbor 2030 and TRANE to present: 

"Variable Refrigerant Flow Carbon Neutrality and Cold Climate Performance"

presented by Mike Machemehl  and Michael Sonk of

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US

Tuesday June 16th 11:30 AM to 1 PM

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Description

Ann Arbor and cities across the world have declared climate emergencies and are setting aggressive carbon neutrality goals to become more sustainable. Buildings account for nearly 40% of the annual global CO2 emissions due to their dependency on using fossil-fuel burning equipment. Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems can help achieve carbon neutrality via electrification and reduce the large reliance of fossil fuels in the building sector.

In the past VRF has had a reputation of performing poorly in cold climates, however that is no longer the case. Today’s VRF systems are an effective heating and cooling solution for a multitude of applications, including cold climates. We will inform you of how VRF can effectively meet your building needs, while also achieving your decarbonization and electrification goals.

The presentations will be followed by focused conversations about strategies and policies needed to meet the goal of carbon neutrality.  This program is offered in collaboration with the City of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor 2030 District.  Input from this event will contribute to the City of Ann Arbor’s Plan to reach Carbon Neutrality to be announced on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day next year.        

Learning objectives

  • How high-performing VRF technology makes strategic electrification and decarbonization feasible in cold climates.
  • How modern VRF systems perform in cold climates.
  • How to solve derating challenges and recognizing when to apply Hyper-Heating Inverter technology and water-source VRF systems.
  • VRF’s impact on the environment

Continuing Education: This presentation is being accredited by the AIA for 1.5 Hour LU/HSW continuing education credits 

Presentation Via Zoom

Registration link:

https://annarbor2030district.wildapricot.org/event-3777919

Do not register on this AIA HV page

Any questions, please contact Jan Culbertson, jculbertson@a3c.com


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