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HVAC TRACK 3: HVACR / Mechanical Systems


Reid Goyert

Reid Goyert

VRF Sales Engineer – Midwest Region
Fujitsu General America, Inc.

Reid has worked on the design-build contracting side of the HVAC industry for 38 years. He resides in Cold Spring, KY with his wife and has a son who is a mechanical engineer and a daughter who is currently studying interior design. Reid was educated at the University of Cincinnati Evening College in Mechanical Engineering, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was part owner of a family operated Mechanical and Electrical Contracting business for over 20 years providing design build HVAC & electrical services. Reid has been working with variable refrigerant flow systems for the last 13 years and has been with Fujitsu as a VRF sales engineer covering the Midwestern United States and Eastern Canada for 7 years.

Design-Build VRF, Energy Modeling and BIM - It's easier than you think!

The small to medium commercial building group is the largest real estate segment in the United States. These buildings are where much of the day to day business in the USA is conducted. Millions of Americans employed by thousands of companies work in buildings that are 1,500 square feet to 50,000 square feet. The impact of this fact hits hard on our country’s energy consumption. Yet, very little design time is spent on making an accurate selection of the most energy efficient products and systems for buildings in this size range. Very often what’s selected is what was selected on the last job by a very static heat loss/gain calculation. HVAC systems like variable refrigerant flow and 3-dimensional BIM (Building Information Modeling) which were once only used for the largest projects are now available to be applied economically to smaller projects. This presentation will identify that VRF and the BIM process is easier than you think to learn and to apply to your project.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Apply CYPETHERM BIM software to a design build project calculating the heat loss/gain and the load profile of zones.
  2. Describe the VRF selection process using Fujitsu’s Design Simulator VRF software (All VRF manufacturers have a design software for equipment and piping). Compare equipment capacity to zone loads within the BIM generated model.
  3. Use energy modeling to determine the energy consumption of the HVAC system and the effect of the building envelope. Compare the VRF system to an alternative conventional HVAC system.
  4. Analyze a proposed design of a small to medium commercial building HVAC system and the existing or proposed envelope.

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