To keep people more comfortable year-round — and to help building owners and managers drive down energy costs — Rite-Hite Corporation says it is offering the Revolution® Fan. Designed to deliver optimal performance, the high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan supplements heated and cooled air for more efficient and cost-effective air circulation in virtually any facility.
Titus HVAC has introduced the VENTUS LUX, an integrated chilled beam system that combines the efficiency of chilled beams with LED lighting. The company says the compact system is 30% more energy efficient than conventional overhead VAV systems and installation time is faster and more affordable. Future VENTUS LUX product enhancements will include other services and components such as smoke detectors and lighting controls.
The Atlas Operating Room Ceiling System (AORCS) from Titus HVAC has been designed for flexibility in critical environments like operating and imaging rooms. The new AORCS offers the ability customize piece by piece.
CertainTeed has expanded its line of Ecophon sound absorbers. According to the company, the Ecophon Advantage makes specifying fiberglass ceilings a viable choice in a wide variety of settings. Manufactured at CertainTeed’s facility in Plymouth, WI, the Ecophon Advantage aims to offer a cost-effective solution for bringing outstanding acoustics and environmental performance to a larger list of projects. Schools, offices, and other public buildings can now add the sound absorbing performance of fiberglass in high square footage applications such as classrooms and open-plan offices to basic mineral fiber ceilings and stay within budget.
The IC20 Drop-In fan from Zoo Fans is designed specifically for drop ceiling (T-bar) spaces with ceiling heights from 8 ft to 20 ft. The patent-pending diffuser has an integrated jet ball exhaust that is easy to adjust to direct the airflow.
These wall panels from CertainTeed Ceiling can be added to building projects for sound absorption and to aid with indoor air quality. The Ecophon® Solo-on-the-Wall panels are available in colors and shapes that can easily blend with any interior design.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.