Designing for VRF Success

February 02, 2022

VRF adoption continues to rapidly grow in the United States and is becoming a go-to solution for heating and cooling a wide variety of commercial spaces. As its popularity grows, we have learned a lot about best practices and design considerations for applying VRF to meet a project's needs.

Join to hear from two VRF field experts that team every day to design and ensure successful VRF jobs. Learn from their combined engineering and application expertise as they discuss how to apply VRF to diverse projects and the tips and tricks they have learned along the way.

VRF insights and tools at your fingertips

Learning Objectives:

  • VRF system overview
  • Server room do’s & don’ts
  • Applying ASHRAE® 15
  • Treating outside air & IEQ
  • Specification tips for a successful startup
  • Wireless controls
  • Piping considerations

Meet the Speakers

Mike Reed
Ductless Technical Specialist
Trane Commercial North America

As the Trane Commercial VRF Technical Specialist for Middle and East Tennessee, Mike Reed is responsible for the support of Trane® / Mitsubishi Electric VRF projects throughout all phases. He assists account managers on design and selections, but his primary role is in the technical product support that he gives contractors to ensure a project’s success. This includes pre-construction meetings, site visits, start-up assistance, technical support, and end-user training. Mike also teaches the CITY MULTI® course for installation and service technicians. He has been in the HVAC field for 25 years and has been a member of the Diamond Service Group for the last 9 years.

David Richardson
Commercial Area Manager, TN
Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US

As the Commercial Area Sales Manager for Tennessee, David Richardson leads sales efforts for Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. His primary focus is distributor, owner, engineer, and contractor relationships and consults on design and application support for Commercial VRF projects. A veteran of both mechanical and general contracting, David is a degreed mechanical engineer from Tennessee Technological University.

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