The ABC's of VRF System Design for K-12 Schools

September 01, 2021

As schools leverage the recent stimulus funding from the federal government to make needed infrastructure updates and improvements, it is important to consider how HVAC system design choices will impact end users now and in the future. Variable refrigerant flow technology not only provides industry-leading occupant comfort, but it electrifies and decarbonizes space heating and cooling and saves operating costs over the life of the system — making it a great solution for schools now and in the future.

Register to learn why schools are looking to VRF for HVAC solutions and what you need to know when designing for these spaces.

The ABC's of VRF System Design for K-12 Schools

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why VRF systems are a popular choice for K-12 school environments.
  • Learn best practices of K-12 VRF System Design
  • Know how to design VRF Systems for indoor air quality.
  • Gather the basics of connectivity and controls for VRF systems.

Meet the Speakers

Muhammad Hassan
Ductless & VRF Key Accounts Solutions Leader
Trane Commercial North America

Muhammad Hassan leads Trane’s Strategic Accounts VRF team. He started with Trane in the New England office where he sharpened his VRF skills and expertise by supporting engineers with VRF design and application support. Today he works directly with Trane’s National Sales Team as well as customers to provide VRF & Ductless design assistance, application support and post-sale fulfillment. Muhammad is passionate about the future of sustainable buildings, decarbonization, and renewable energy policy. As a Virginia tech graduate, he received his Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering and is currently working on his MBA.

J. Ryan Flynn P.E.
Senior HVAC Engineer
BALA Consulting Engineers

Ryan is a Senior Level Engineer with experience in HVAC Systems design for a wide range of projects including office fit outs, shell and core high rises, laboratory facilities, and airport terminals but specializes in K-12 educational facilities. He has been designing VRF and refrigerant systems for the past 15 years and offers first-hand knowledge of applications. Current Projects include an all-electric +400k SF High School in construction and another 220k SF Zero Net Energy (ZNE) High School in design. Ryan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and holds a Professional Engineering License in Massachusetts.

Scott Huffmaster
Healthy Spaces Sales Leader
Trane Commercial North America

As the Healthy Spaces Sales Leader at Trane Technologies, Scott Huffmaster is responsible for leading Trane’s indoor environmental quality (IEQ) efforts for the United States and Canada. This includes Trane’s Wellsphere™ initiative, a holistic approach to building wellness that cultivates healthier indoor spaces by enhancing air quality, lighting and acoustics. Scott helps customers achieve customized, healthy spaces while aligning with Trane’s strategic mission and objectives. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas.

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