VRF Heating and Air-Conditioning Technology: Making the Grade in K-12 Schools

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology has gained popularity in the U.S. commercial building market as an energy efficient, high-performing heating and cooling solution. A growing number of K-12 schools and higher education buildings have realized the benefits of VRF systems. This webchat features speakers Brian Wright, director of educational sales at Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US and Glen Rhoden, an assistant director of maintenance and energy management at Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) and founder of the nonprofit Texas Energy Managers Association. The pair will describe the basics and benefits of VRF technology, energy management and discuss why RRISD chose a VRF system for its heating and cooling needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define VRF technology and its benefits for commercial spaces, including schools.
  • Describe how ESSER funds can be used for the adoption of VRF systems.
  • Understand the importance of energy management programs and energy monitoring in commercial settings.
  • Discuss a real-world example of how a school district used VRF technology to improve its facilities’ energy efficiency, comfort and operations.

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Time: 11 AM Pacific / 1 PM Central / 2 PM Eastern
Duration: 1 hour


Brian WrightBrian Wright
Director of Educational Sales, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US

Glen RhodenGlen Rhoden
Assistant Director of Maintenance and Energy Management, Round Rock Independent School District
Founding Member, Texas Energy Managers Association (TEMA)

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