2014: This Year's Essential FM Knowledge

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VRF: The Rising Star in Energy Reduction

2014 saw big growth in the use of variable refrigerant flow HVAC systems, which provide heating and cooling simultaneously through refrigerant piping rather than ductwork. While most people think of VRF as a “whole building” solution, it can also be deployed for individual spaces and floors. The systems can save big on energy, with one report from the PNNL showing that VRF could achieve over 30% on energy compared to conventional systems. 

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