High Performance VRF Ducted Heat Pump Systems


Course Overview

This session discusses the concept of high-performance homes and buildings, and the application of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) ducted heat pumps to meet their design and efficiency requirements. It reviews different types of ducted indoor units, the special design considerations associated with them and how to effectively design for cold climate installations.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Define and describe what is meant by the term VRF high-performance ducted heat pump 
  • Explain the different types of ducted indoor units and special design considerations associated with them
  • Identify the heating needs for cold climates and how ducted indoor units can meet these requirements
  • List the benefits ducted VRF systems provide for the design of high-performance homes and buildings

Course Details

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 1 Hour in: 

  • Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Non Whole House
  • American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW)
  • Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
  • American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)
  • State Architect / Builder License may be applicable


Mike Schaefer, Performance Construction Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating

Mike Schaefer, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, Performance Construction Manager
Mike has been in the HVAC Industry since 2005 where he has worked on all levels including contracting, distribution and manufacturing. Mike joined Mitsubishi Electric in 2014 as Commercial Area Manager before transitioning to Residential Area Sales Manager, both for the Chicago market. He is currently part of Mitsubishi Electric’s Performance Construction Team which is focused on providing healthy, efficient and reliable mechanical solutions to the high-performance building market.