Most cost effective use of chilled beam system design decouples latent cooling from the room unit, providing latent cooling centrally at the AHU coil. (Rumsey & Weale, 2006)
- 25% savings from centralized latent cooling
- 46% savings from total cooling energy generation.
- Greater chiller efficiency
- More available hours of free-cooling, water-side economizer. (Rumsey, Bulger, Wenisch, & Disney, 2009)
Rumsey, P., & Weale, J. (2006, 1). Chilled Beams in Labs. ASHRAE Journal, 49, 7.
Rumsey, P., Bulger, N., Wenisch, J., & Disney, T. (2009). Chilled Beams in Laboratories: Key strategies to ensure effective design, construction, and operation. Washington: Laboratories for the 21st Century, U.S. EPA, Office of Administration and Resources Management.