Energy optimised indoor air quality installation at Furman University, USE
The chilled beams were top of the range, and include lighting and Comfort Control as well as Flow Pattern Control.
In systems with chilled beams, the indoor air is cooled by means of cold water, and the supply airflow rate is dimensioned in a way that fulfils the requirements of good air quality. By using Chilled Beams up to 75 % of the total cooling capacity will be handled by the water, which means improved energy efficiency, less ductwork for air, smaller air handling units and lower noise levels.
In total, the contract comprised of 1,600 chilled beams. 1,050 of them are Multi Service chilled beams with lighting. All Multi Service chilled beams were installed in renovated premises, and the standard chilled beams were applied in new buildings. The total order value for the project was over 1 Million USD.
Deliveries of standard chilled beams started in May 2007, and all Multi Service chilled beams were delivered from March 2007 to June 2008, when the university renovations were completed.
At the time Jeff Redderson, Director of Facility Services, Furman University said "Furman is excited to be utilizing chilled beam technology in our new and renovated Townes Science Building. Chilled beams will greatly improve the energy performance of our building. Chilled beams and the other sustainable systems in-corporatedin the design matches perfectly with our sustainability goals for the university".
Mike O’Loughlin, VP Air Climate at Fläkt Woods Group Americas: "This project will significantly re-ducethe University’s energy costs. These funds can then be diverted to improving the education of the students".
Micael Hafström, Project Manager at Fläkt Woods: "I am very happy that we received this breakthrough project in USA. We have worked hard together with the consultant Ballinger and Furman University to find the best solution for their specific needs".