Beams & Mechanical Flexibility

Utilizing active and passive beams can reduce the mechanical footprint of a building, leading to greater mechanical and architectural flexibility for the design team. These benefits can be realized in both new construction and energy efficient retrofits.

Because beams utilize water to condition a space, the primary air supply is reduced. As a result, ductwork requirements in a beams installation are less than in all-air systems. This can lead to decreased plenum heights of up to 12” from floor to floor. This gives the design team the flexibility to realize contruction savings through reucded floor-to-floor heights, or to enjoy higher ceilings that compliment the architects vision for the space.

In addition, the lower air requirements lead to smaller air handlers and dehumidifiers, further reducing the mechanical footprint of the building.

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