Active Chilled Beam Air Conditioning
In Harmony With Nature...
The movement toward sustainable building designs is being driven largely by
environmentally-sensitive building owners and/or their prospective tenants. There are also
heightened concerns about assuring a proper indoor environment at all times and conditions for the
building occupants. In addition to providing temperature control, a fully effective
HVAC system must also address many other indoor environmental issues that affect occupant comfort,
productivity and health such as ventilation air, air distribution, humidity control,
noise levels, etc.
As these owners and their consultants weigh their HVAC system alternatives, they often find that
active chilled beam systems are the ideal "green" solution for many buildings. Indeed, active
chilled beam systems are often key to meeting the new energy efficiency requirements of the
Federal Energy Policy Act.
There is also a persuasive overall comfort and economic argument for the use of active chilled beam
systems over other of the more conventional systems choices. While relatively
new in North America, active chilled beam systems are proven and very popular in Europe,
Australia and in other parts of the world.