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2013 NASEO Meeting – Educating State Energy Officials on VRF Zoning Benefits


The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) held its 27th annual meeting and its first “Getting to Zero” national forum on net zero energy building policies last week in Denver. More than 300 state energy officials attended the event, which, according to NASEO, “focused on state leadership in energy resiliency, economic growth and sustainability.”

Our senior government affairs specialist, Jay Perkins, presented to the meeting’s Buildings Committee, which “explores cutting-edge strategies, technologies, and partnerships to promote high performance buildings.” Perkins’ presentation covered an introduction to Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning technology, specifically as it relates to the multifamily residential sector. According to Perkins, the goal of the presentation was to introduce influential state energy professionals to this sustainable cooling and heating solution.

September 25_NASEO Image“State energy officers are an important audience for our business because they are charged with implementing new energy strategies and incentivizing higher efficiency building products throughout their respective states,” Perkins says. “We feel it’s important to make state energy officials aware of this technology so that they can properly appropriate the funds necessary to allow this HVAC segment to continue to grow nationwide.”

Perkins reported that attendees were most enthusiastic about our line of Hyper-Heating INVERTER (H2i) products as well as our VRF zoning systems’ compatibility with older building retrofits.

To learn more about the conference and to view the presentations, click here.