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April 23, 2021

What’s New with EPIC: VRF Features

Background

As a pioneer in cloud-based building energy performance assessment technology, SRS has earned a reputation for developing cutting edge software, data, and predictive analytics solutions. Our latest innovation is the Energy Performance Improvement Calculator (EPIC™).

EPIC continues to be enthusiastically adopted across the ecosystem of energy efficiency project professionals for its ability to help drive sales of higher ticket, higher margin equipment.

New Features

Based on EPIC user requests, we are pleased to announce EPIC’s Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) features. This new functionality is a result of SRS’s collaboration with a leading VRF manufacturer over the past six months to develop and integrate industry best practice energy savings methodology into EPIC. Moreover, this state-of-the-art VRF development enables EPIC users, in real time with minimal data inputs, to estimate energy savings and net installed cost for VRF systems.

  1. VRF Systems

    • EPIC now enables users to select VRF as an Energy Efficiency Project Type:

    • Upon selecting VRF, EPIC, based on building characteristics and weather normalized energy consumption by end-use, calculates VRF key performance metrics as displayed below:

    • In addition, EPIC, based on building age and characteristics, estimates the existing heating and cooling systems’ key performance metrics as displayed below:

    • EPIC enables users to review and edit estimated VRF and existing equipment performance metrics where applicable, such as from data collected during a building inspection.

    • Upon EPIC user’s review, editing, and submittal of final systems’ performance values, EPIC calculates VRF energy and cost savings, and key financial impacts:

  2. EPIC Report

    EPIC enables users to download an EPIC Report which includes VRF system energy savings and key financial impacts. Such report can be created in real time and is typically appended to the project developer’s cost proposal to help make the business case to the building owner.

To learn more about how these new EPIC Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) features can help improve your project scoping and proposal process, Contact Us to schedule a demonstration.

Brian McCarter

About the Author

Brian J. McCarter is Chief Executive Officer at Sustainable Real Estate Solutions. Mr. McCarter has been a leader in the commercial real estate software and due diligence information services market for over 25 years. He may be contacted through our Contact page.