Variable Refrigerant Flow: Maximizing Usable Square Footage and Occupant Comfort
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When it comes to commercial buildings, architects face two main challenges in incorporating HVAC systems that bolster occupant comfort. The first is space. HVAC systems have traditionally been quite large, with outdoor units requiring ample square footage on rooftops or grounds.
The other main challenge in designing an HVAC system for comfort is acoustics. Architects will avoid using a system that the client – or the client's tenants – will complain about. Loud outdoor units, noisy indoor units and a vibrating structure are all problematic, and best avoided.
The challenge is on for architects to turn this design obstacle into an opportunity.