Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems
For commercial buildings
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A Variable Refrigerant Flow system (VRF) moves variable amounts of refrigerant through a piping system to individual spaces throughout the building. This allows greater temperature control to meet the needs of each space, which conserves energy.
Payback & Incentives
To get started, contact your Trade Ally Network NW field specialist for help with forms and program incentives. Utility participation and incentives vary.
Amount received for qualifying energy-efficient VRF systems in commercial buildings.
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Increased value of commercial space
Precise temperature control
The existing building must:
- Encompass 100,000 square feet or less of conditioned floor area.
- Have been occupied for at least one year and maintained the same building-use type, or provide electrical-use data for the previous year.
- Be currently heated by either zonal or forced-air, electrical resistance heat as the primary source in the area to be conditioned by the new VRF system.
The installed VRF system must:
- Employ a split-system heat pump with an inverter-driven outdoor compressor.
- Have an inverter-driven or variable-speed indoor blower.
- Meet minimum BPA Tier 1 or Tier 2 efficiency requirements per the BPA VRF Specification.