Heat Pumps and VRF 101
Building electrification is a crucial step in the pathway towards widespread decarbonization, and with the recent advancement and increased availability of Heat pumps and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems now may be the best time to ditch the gas meter. During this session we will explore a variety of technology options, discuss the pros and cons of different heat pump systems, the impact refrigerants have on system performance, and best practices for incorporating heat pumps into system design.
Adam Romano, CEM, is currently a Principal Building Systems Consultant with Steven Winter Associates, Inc. focusing on the design and implementation of energy retrofits, energy analysis, research and development, and instructional design and delivery. Adam has been committed to supporting professional development at all levels for more than 15 years. He has led many training and workforce development initiatives during his career which have been designed to support, advance and expand the international talent pipeline for energy engineering and clean energy technology. He has educated tens of thousands of engineers, architects, contractors, building operators, and entry-level job seekers in energy management, clean energy technologies, and operations and maintenance.