Chilled Beams in Health-Care Patient Rooms

Chilled Beams in Health-Care Patient Rooms

ASHRAE Standard 170-2008, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities, Addendum h was a huge step toward discussion of active chilled beams within regulatory requirements.

Health-care patient-room design is dictated by rigid environmental and safety requirements, which severely limit the types of systems deemed suitable for HVAC. These requirements are evaluated continually, which, on occasion, opens the door to more progressive and lower-energy technologies.

Such a time was 2011, when ASHRAE revised ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2008, Ventil

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