Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems

A VRF system moves variable amounts of refrigerant through a piping system to each individual space in the building. This allows greater control of the temperature needs of each space, which conserves energy.

VRF Systems

for commercial buildings

VRF Systems

Receive up to $800 per ton for qualifying VRF systems in commercial buildings. 

Use the lookup tool to connect with your local utility about incentives.

Customer Benefits

Air Quality

Quiet operation

Air Quality

Increased value of commercial space

Air Quality

Precise temperature control

Incentive Requirements

Pre-installation Conditions

Pre-installation Conditions

The existing building must have the following characteristics: 

  • 100,00 square feet or less of conditioned floor area
  • An existing building that has been occupied for at least one year and didn't change building-use type or is an existing building with electrical-use data available for the previous year
  • The area conditioned by the new VRF system needs to have been heated by either zonal or forced-air, electrical resistance heat as the primary heating source
Post-installation Conditions

Post-installation Conditions

The installed VRF system must meet the following requirements: 

  • A split-system heat pump employing an inverter-driven outdoor compressor
  • Inverter-driven or variable-speed indoor blowers
  • A minimum BPA Tier 1 or Tier 2 efficiency requirements per the BPA VRF Specification

FAQ

  • What should I be considering when installing a VRF system for commercial applications?
  • What are good applications for a VRF system?
FAQ
  • What are bad applications for a VRF system?