White Papers

Best of Both Worlds: Water-source VRF Zoning Systems Combine Benefits of Geothermal and Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology

This white paper provides an overview of geothermal VRF zoning technology and its advantages compared to traditional geothermal systems, air-source VRF zoning systems and conventional HVAC systems. In addition, this paper covers considerations for specifying water-source VRF zoning systems and provides case studies of successful applications.

VRF Zoning: An Ideal HVAC Solution for Multifamily Applications

This paper describes the major benefits of VRF zoning systems and how they meet the demands of designing and building multifamily housing.

VRF Zoning: An Ideal HVAC Solution for Renovating Historic Buildings

This white paper describes the major features and benefits of VRF zoning systems and how they are flexible, energy-efficient HVAC solutions ideally suited for renovating historic buildings.

Cooling and Heating Without Ductwork

This white paper describes the major features and benefits of split-ductless technology and how it is a solution ideally suited for single rooms, whole-house systems, renovations or additions.

VRF Zoning Technology: An Ideal HVAC Solution for Healthcare Facilities

This white paper describes the major features and benefits of VRF zoning systems and how they are flexible, energy-efficient HVAC solutions ideally suited for hospitals, urgent care centers, hospice and other healthcare facilities.

VRF Zoning: A Flexible, Energy-Efficient HVAC System for Schools and Universities

This white paper describes the major features and benefits of VRF zoning systems and how they are flexible, energy-efficient HVAC solutions ideally suited for elementary and secondary schools as well as college and university buildings and residence halls.

VRF Zoning Systems: An Innovative Technology for Sustainable Building Design

This white paper describes the major benefits of VRF systems and how to garner LEED points by applying these systems.

How to Achieve LEED Points by Installing VRF HVAC Systems

This white paper describes the major benefits of VRF systems and how to garner LEED points by applying these systems.

Diamond Controls™ Solutions

Facility managers and owners must run their facilities’ operations as cost-effectively as possible. A controls system should be a great help in that effort, but some systems instead present problems that limit a manager’s or owner’s ability to achieve their goals. Three problems are particularly prevalent: 1) Outdated or ineffective controls do not take advantage of current technology; 2) Multiple mechanical systems within a single building are often controlled by separate controls systems and vendors, resulting in an unnecessary management challenge; and 3) Independent integrators lack technical knowledge regarding the equipment’s operating details and efficiencies. All of this leaves facility managers and owners expending unnecessary time and effort.