The Rhode Island Green Building Council


Lorraine Nik 
RI Green Building Council 


Thurs., Oct. 11, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST

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Taco, Inc. Innovation & Development Center 
1160 Cranston Street
Cranston, RI 02920

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Advanced Hydronic Technologies

"Chilled Beams"

 Chilled Beams for Today’s High Energy Performance Buildings 

Course Description: 

HVAC systems which employ chilled beams have been used in Europe for many years and are just now starting to gain main stream acceptance in the United States for use in high performance buildings. This course will explore the energy saving benefits of chilled beam technology and how this technology can be integrated into modern high performance buildings both as part of new construction and renovation of existing buildings. We will explore the three most widely used chilled beams today including passive radiant panels, passive chilled beams and active chilled beams. The course will cover the basic theory of heating and cooling load profiles and how chilled beams can accommodate these load profiles. The course will also include a comparison of a conventional variable air volume (VAV) system verses a chilled beam system touching on not only the energy benefits but the space benefits, the noise benefits and the comfort benefits.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:
1. Understand the theory behind how Chilled Beams function.
2. Learn about the use of Chilled Beams effect comfort and energy savings over traditional air based systems.
3. Know how the use of Chilled Beams effect initial construction cost and long term operating costs
4. Understand control technologies that are available to monitor and manage these systems.

A Tour of Taco’s Innovation & Development Center will follow the class!

Date: Thursday, October 11th, 2012    5:30PM - 6:30PM 

Location: Taco, Inc. Innovation & Development Center  - 1160 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI 02920. Phone: 401-942-8000

CEUs: 1 GBCI CE hour

Cost: FREE for RIGBC members* / $10 for non-RIGBC members / $10 for anyone seeking CEUs *RIGBC members NOT seeking CEUs

Instructor: Richard L. Medairos, PE, Vice President at RDK Engineering

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