“The remarkable thing about this system is that it combines fresh air within the unit itself.” — Tom Little, Lead Architect
“Our primary purpose was not just energy, it was the resident’s comfort. However, this obviously is going to give the best energy efficiency for that system and that type of building.” — Amir Safaie, Engineer and CEO at Safaie Landry
Beyond running more efficiently, the VRF units installed in the Atlanta high-rise have the unique capability to condition and filter outside air to introduce make-up air into the room.
The units provide both heating and cooling for individual rooms. They are vertically shaped (whereas a typical PTAC is horizontal) and installed inside a utility closet. Although the units are hidden from view, tenants are able to maintain their comfort with at-hand heating and cooling controls.