Variable-Capacity Technology for Today’s Multifamily Heating and Cooling Needs

Learn about the many benefits of these upgrades, from first-cost and operational savings to increased usable space.

Whether your multifamily building is a high-rise community or garden-style apartments, heating and cooling system selection is one of the biggest factors affecting your building’s energy costs and overall tenant comfort. Instead of following the status quo with conventional HVAC systems, technologies like variable-capacity heat pumps can offer owners and developers substantial benefits, from first-cost and operational savings to increased usable space and effective performance even in cold climates.

John Bart and Mike Hampton of Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) and guest, Christopher Gray of RENU Communities LLC provide an overview of everything you need to know about variable-capacity technology. You’ll learn what makes these systems different from conventional HVAC equipment, how they can offset first costs, how to take advantage of efficiency incentives and the marketable resident benefits that come along with this next-generation technology.


  • Understand the market factors driving variable-capacity system adoption
  • Understand the operation behind variable-capacity heat pump technology and how it compares to conventional heat pump technology
  • Identify construction cost savings, resident comfort improvements and operating efficiency benefits of variable-capacity systems
  • Describe utility and tax incentives available to owners and developers who choose these systems


John Bart
Business Development Manager
Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US
Michael C. Hampton
Senior Sales Manager
Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US
Christopher M. Gray, PhD, PE
Chief Technology Officer
RENU Communities LLC
Paul Rosta, MHN
Paul Rosta
Executive Editor
Multi-Housing News

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