Multifamily projects demand as much usable square footage as possible. Owners want all the leasable space they can get for their money, while tenants want wide, open rooms – and giant closets. Cue the HVAC technology that maximizes square footage: Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF). Ultimately, VRF gives architects a handful of new ways to please their clients.
- VRF offers reduced or no ductwork, reducing plenum size. The result: a more spacious feel with higher ceilings, lower construction costs and the option of adding an additional floor for more leasable space.
- VRF is synonymous with flexibility thanks to outdoor units that can be grouped or spread around a property, or placed inside or outside the building.
- A smaller unit footprint creates room for amenities. Picture opening up rooftop space or garden space that otherwise would have gone to a compressor farm.
- With VRF, architects can design to their vision with the ability to mix and match 11 different styles of ductless and ducted indoor unit options.