Introducing HVRF: Combining Water and Refrigerant for a Sustainable HVAC Solution

February 10, 2023

The new Trane® / Mitsubishi Electric HVRF two-pipe heat recovery system uses a combination of water and refrigerant to provide all electric, simultaneous heating and cooling to multi-room buildings such as hotels, dormitories, and multi-family residences.

HVRF combines the best of VRF and a chiller system into one solution for maximum comfort, flexibility, and reduced refrigerant in the overall system.

Key Learnings:

  • Learn about traditional VRF solutions and the key differences between heat pumps and heat recovery.
  • Discover the new features of HVRF, its system components, and application opportunities.
  • Learn about key considerations when specifying/installing HVRF such as the importance of system design and hydronic accessories.

Explore HVRF today and take your decarbonization goals further.

Meet the Speakers


Steve Hamlin
VRF Product Manager
Trane Commercial North America

Steve is responsible for leading the growth and development of all VRF products and controls. Steve has been in the VRF space since 2017 and prior to that he was responsible for Unitary Aftermarket Products in the Trane Supply business. Steve graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance; Operations Management and continued his education at the Kelley School of Business with a Master’s in Business Administration as part of the Trane Technologies Executive MBA program.

He currently resides in Davidson, North Carolina and likes to spend time with his wife Jamie, his daughters Emmaline and Magnolia and his two (large) dogs Orion & Titan. Hobbies include triathlons, anything on the water or outdoors, and spending time with friends.


Matthew Blocker
Senior Manager of Commercial Product Development
Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS)

Matt has been at Mitsubishi Electric for 10 years and has a vast experience in VRF applications and designs. Before his time at Mitsubishi, Matt held positions as a Project Manager at a Mechanical Contractor, Design Engineer for Consulting Firm, and Applied Commercial Manufacturer’s Sales Representative. He started with Mitsubishi as a Commercial Regional Manager for the Central Business Unit and stayed in that role for 6 years before moving to the product planning / development team for last 4 years.

Matt has extensive experience designing systems for cold climates serving markets as low as -40F Design Temp. He not only supports the rollout of HVRF for North America, but also supports Water Cooled VRF, Air Cooled VRF, QAHV, LEV Kits, and Ventilation products across the country.


Trevor Gensch
Strategic Product Sales Leader
Trane Commercial North America

In his role, Trevor is responsible for developing and executing the go to market sales strategy for Trane’s strategic products, such as VRF and Ductless. He is an ASHRAE member, LEED AP, and holds a USCG 3rd Assistant Engineer License for steam and motor vessels of unlimited horsepower. 

Prior to his professional career, Trevor Earned a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Marine Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College. He also recently completed a Global MBA program from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business and the Alliance Manchester Business School in Manchester, UK.  

Trevor is married to his wife, Lauren, and together they have three young children. As a family they all enjoy skiing, fishing, and playing or coaching soccer in their free time.

Want to learn more about the new Trane® / Mitsubishi Electric HVRF system?

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