Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat recovery systems have the ability to offer simultaneous cooling and heating throughout a building. This is done by absorbing heat from areas that require cooling to areas that require heat. VRF technology is one of the most energy- and cost-efficient space conditioning systems available, as well as an ideal solution for a wide range of structures and industries.

Why Choose SCMI?

We are the provincial leader in VRF systems.

SCMI is Manitoba's leader in design/build VRF system installations. We work directly with manufacturers and engineers to ensure that the systems are designed to perform in our harsh environments.

We have the skill and experience to get the most from VRF systems.

VRF technology is very complicated with a high margin for error. The systems run at very high refrigerant pressures, and a clean installation (with no contamination in the copper pipes) is critical to overall performance and longevity of the system. With SCMI, you’ll get the highest qualified professionals working on your VRF system.

We partner with brands to improve technology.

SCMI also works directly with trusted controls contractors to ensure the system performs as required. We are constantly sending feedback to the factories for improvement of this technology, and we've been requested to test VRF technology for Lennox® and YORK® in our harsh environment

Featured Project: The Pump House

The Pump House is a mixed-use, three-phased development in Downtown Winnipeg that involved retrofitting historic water pump buildings into commercial and residential spaces. The skip-stop corridor strategy has elevators that stop on every second floor to provide a more efficient layout that cuts the circulation space in half and allows for cross-ventilation in all units. To maximize the efficiency, we installed air source variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology to move heat from spaces requiring cooling into spaces requiring heating.

Project Portfolio


Commercial Offering

We provide all the design, pricing, installation, commissioning and service work required for commercial and multi-unit VRF applications.