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A Year in Review: 2021’s Top VRF Questions Answered

November 09, 2021

2021 has been an unprecedented year for VRF technology in the United States. As adoption of VRF continues to rapidly grow, many questions often arise. As the year comes to an end, we are taking some time to reflect on the questions we most frequently get and who better to answer them then our VRF Sales and application experts themselves?

Join to meet Trane VRF experts from across the country as they share what they get asked about the most. They will provide some insight into what they are seeing in their markets and take questions from the audience in real-time.  Topics will include ASHRAE® 15, cold weather design, controls integration, indoor air quality, common misconceptions around installation, service, decarb/electrification trends, and more.

Explore VRF hot topics from today's Engineers

Learning Objectives:

  • Insight into the top questions around VRF technology
  • Regional trends and how VRF can play a significant role in reaching decarb goals

Meet the Speakers

Trevor Gensch
Strategic Products Sales Leader
Trane Commercial North America

Trevor is the Strategic Products Sales Leader for Trane Commercial. In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing the go to market strategy for strategic products such as VRF and Ductless. He is an ASHRAE member, and LEED AP®. Prior to his professional career, Trevor earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College. He is currently pursuing an MBA. Trevor is married to his wife of thirteen years, Lauren, and together they have three young children. As a family they all enjoy skiing, fishing, and playing or coaching soccer.

Ethan Armes
VRF Account Manager
Trane Commercial North America

Ethan Armes is part of the VRF and Ductless team in the Mid-Atlantic Region based out of the Baltimore office. He works with developers, owners, engineers, and contractors to create and implement energy efficient designs in various types of buildings. Being involved with VRF and ductless products since 2007 he has worked on countless projects and developed a deep understanding of proper design, installation, and operation and enjoys sharing that knowledge with others. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his growing baby girl and being in the outdoors.

Katie Forbes
VRF Systems Application Engineer
Trane Commercial North America

Katie Forbes is the VRF and Ductless Applications Engineer in the Portland, Oregon office. She is actively involved on the bidding and installation sides of VRF and loves being able to work with account managers, engineers, contractors, and technicians. Katie holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from George Fox University and serves as the historian for the Oregon ASHRAE chapter. Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, Katie enjoys spending the summers outdoors and the winters with a good book or a puzzle.

Tyler Madison
Ductless Technical Specialist
Trane Commercial North America

Tyler Madison is a VRF and Ductless Technical Specialist for the Trane Pacific Northwest/Rocky Mountain Region and the VRF Technical Instructor for the Seattle office. Tyler uses his blend of field troubleshooting expertise and theoretical knowledge together to solve the most complex VRF issues. He designs systems with an eye towards serviceability and ease of installation. In his experience, the vast majority of VRF problems stem from poor installation or misapplication, and he strives to prevent both from occurring. Prior to entering the HVAC industry, Tyler was a Nuclear Machinist's Mate in the U.S. Navy. When not working, he loves cooking for his family.

Jennifer Keith
VRF and Ductless Sales Specialist
Trane Commercial North America

Jennifer Keith is the VRF and Ductless Sales Specialist for Trane West Florida based out of the Tampa office. She enjoys providing creative solutions for a variety of customers, including contractors, engineers and owners. She finds it both exciting and challenging to be a part of the VRF product growth in the United States over the last 12 years. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Japanese from the University of Cincinnati and is an avid runner, mountain biker and Japanese enthusiast.

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