| Chilled Beams for Today’s High Energy Performance Buildings
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.
At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:
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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