Thursday, March, 30 | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Session: A2: Energy Management | Track A: Optimizing Energy Efficiency

Barry Stephens

Ventacity Systems | East Region Sales Manager

Presentation Title:

VHE HVAC: A Solution In The Pursuit of Electrification and Decarbonization


The VHE HVAC model, first developed and implemented by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, has been implemented across North America. With much success in providing significant HVAC energy savings, improved Indoor Air Quality and health in buildings, and positive results for building owners. This session will dive in to the model, how it has provided HVAC energy savings averaging nearly 70%, and the details of how it works so well.
This session will share case studies and data from projects developed with NEEA, ComEd, NYSERDA and others to gain a full understanding of the components, technology and implementation that achieved these great results.


Barry Stephens, ASHRAE Member
Barry Stephens is the Northeast Region Sales Manager for Ventacity Systems, Inc. He joined Ventacity, a startup manufacturer of very high performance, Passive House certifed HRVs and ERVs, as well as advanced control systems, in March 2016. Prior to joining Ventacity he spent 15 years at Zehnder America, Inc as the National Sales & Marketing Manager, and later as Business Development & Technology Director. He led the introduction of Zehnder systems in North America, and has been involved with projects across the continent. These include Solar Decathlon teams, NZE homes, Passive House projects, and other very high performance buildings. He has presented at conferences across North America since 2010.

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