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Field Validation of Variable Refrigerant Flow System Performance in Cold Climates

Active 1020_VHE-D_478
10/1/2020 - 12/31/2023
Created 10/17/2020 by Jeffrey Rigotti
Updated 7/16/2021 by Jeffrey Rigotti
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Contact and Funding
Lead Org(s): NEEP, NEEA, BPA
Primary: Jeff Rigotti
Secondary: Mark Rehley
Project Objectives:

 NEEA is partnering with the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) on a DOE funded project that aims to validate infield performance of VRF systems which are operating in cold climates.

The project’s main objectives are:

A) To generate and assess high quality observed in-field data on variable refrigerant flow (VRF) regarding actual energy performance and refrigerant leakage.

B) To effectively communicate these results to key audiences that directly impact heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technology selection in commercial institutional and multifamily buildings (i.e., building engineers, large commercial building developers, state/local housing agencies, municipalities, program administrators, etc.)

Current Project Phase: Active
Current Project Status: NEEP has selected the 5 field demonstration sites and all are located in the Northeastern US. The location decision was based on the improved logistics of having the same engineering firm perform the energy monitoring and VRF leak testing.
Project Outcome: Not Specified
Notes on Project Outcome: N/A
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