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.
Built nearly one hundred years ago, this soon to be certified LEED® building, with its original tin ceilings and lovingly restored clay tile roof, is the last place you might expect to see chilled beams. However, it was this technology, that actually helped architects and engineers maintain the historic character of the Peabody Hall’s interior spaces.