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Chilled beams: systems and strategies

Thursday, 1 December 2011

As a response to the ongoing quest to reduce energy consumption, chilled beams are experiencing a surge in popularity, according to “Chill Out: A look at passive and active chilled-beam systems,” which appears in the current issue of eco-structure magazine. In the article, Shepley Bulfinch’s Jonathan Baron discusses the importance of understanding a building’s thermal dynamics and the environments for which chilled beam systems are best suited.

In his interview with writer Judith Stock, Jonathan talks about strategies for addressing potential condensation issues, as well as the need for close coordination with clients, manufacturers, and installers.

Shepley Bulfinch’s projects using chilled beams include the current renovation of Princeton University’s Firestone Library and the new McClay Library at Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), which opened in 2009.

Chill Out – eco-structure magazine, Nov-Dec 2011

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