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December 23, 2013
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IMC code change recognizes dry coil use in chilled beam designs

October 3, 2013

The International Mechanical Code approved a code change proposal from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s Chilled Beam Product Section.


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Engineers turn outdated warehouse into LEED Gold college facility

August 2, 2013
When Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC, went looking for a new educational facility, they looked in the most unlikely of places
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Radiant Success: Designing For Energy-Efficient Comfort In California

November 26, 2012
Managing solar loads and incorporating radiant ceilings were just part of the plan for this five-level mixed-use building. Chilled beams and chiller plant decisions joined ventilation strategy to serve both occupants and LEED ambitions.
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Energy-Efficient Dehumidification In Health Care Facilities

October 31, 2012
With a wide spectrum of specialized spaces and particular outside air requirements, a hospital’s en-ergy-efficiency efforts start when arranging which areas go where. From there, the author leaves no technology unturned — chilled beams, geothermal, DOAS, VRF, etc. — in evaluating which ap-proaches might best contribute proper ventilation and humidity in which environments, with an eye on minimizing facility energy consumption.
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Right Steps For Retrofits

October 19, 2012
Achieving deep energy savings is especially challenging when you’re faced with an existing structure with poor orientation, historic preservation requirements, and little space for renewables. The Byron Rogers Federal Office Building’s retrofit is scheduled to be completed in 2013; the post-renovation building is projected to consume less than half the energy it did before.
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Chilled beams maintain comfort, look of historic hall

February 2, 2012
Energy efficiency and historic preservation are rarely synonymous. More often than not, one must be compromised for the sake of the other. Fortunately, the University of Arkansas found a way around such compromises when it came to the restoration and mechanical renovation of the school’s beloved Peabody Hall.
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Boilers help North Carolina brewer boost capacity

February 1, 2012
The largest craft brewer in North Carolina, Highland Brewing Company has grown considerably since it began operation in Asheville as a basement start-up using retrofitted dairy equipment in 1994.
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Practical Implementation Of Chilled Beams For Offices

January 1, 2011
The wave of acceptance for this design option continues to grow in North America. Get up to speed on when and where chilled beams can have the most impact. Then move into humidity control, supply air, system sizing differences compared to VAV, economizers, and more.
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Chilled beams teach quiet cooling to architecture students

October 1, 2010
Chilled beams installed at the Marywood University School of Architecture reduced energy consumption and saved space.Colleges and universities are changing the way they approach construction projects, and Marywood University is
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“Right Sizing” Chilled Beams -to be more efficient than conventional system approaches

11/13/13
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On-Demand Chilled beams have entered the US market with the promise of energy savings in a time when efficient design and load reduction has the greatest focus. As with any technology that is introduced into a new market, it has to find its footing.

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