Tuesday May 21st, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Full Video for Low Carbon Comfort – Electrifying HVAC with Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems have been used since the 1980s. Their space and energy savings characteristics have new meaning in the context of global climate challenge.

In order to meet the carbon reduction goals set forth by the city, we will need to dramatically reduce fossil fuel consumption in our buildings. The city has identified heat pumps as a key strategy for achieving these goals. Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pumps offer highly efficient, fossil fuel free heating and cooling, in addition to saving space and cost. An Architect, MEP Engineer, Public Official and VRF Manufacturer’s representative will provide information and insight on the application of VRF systems through their unique lenses and project experience.

This program is one of several that will address technical and practical aspects of energy efficiency, including shedding light on the forthcoming NYC requirements for upgrading existing buildings to meet carbon emission goals, among other subject areas.

Moderator: Lynn Fritzlen, AIA, Lynn Fritzlen Architect

Richard Rogers, Commercial Manager, Mitsubishi Electric and Electronics New York Metro area
Emily Hoffman, Director of Energy Code Compliance, NYC Department of Buildings
Steve Sonmez, Principal, Lizardos Engineering
Deborah Moelis, Principal, Handel Architects

Organized by

AIANY Committee on the Environment


  • Forum
  • System Upgrade

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