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written with Additional info from Charles Arvidson, Chuck Carpenter, and Brian Shea.

Wilson is with PAE Consulting Engineers; Heizer is with Interface Engineers.; Charles Arvidson and Chuck Carpenter are with Pacific University; and Brian Shea is with American Heating.


Oregon Trailblazing: Greener Student Housing With VRF

Since the approach was somewhat new in the U.S., designers for two residence halls at Pacific University wanted to err on the conservative side regarding their variable refrigerant flow system’s projected savings. As it turns out, they needn’t have worried. Both projects picked up LEED® Gold and exceeded Architecture 2030 Challenge targets while creating comfort flexibility for students.
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