Fläkt Woods provides energy optimised indoor air quality installation at Furman University, USA
Under one of its largest export orders for chilled beams,
valued at over €800,000, Fläkt Woods has won a substantial
contract to supply a complete range of beams for good indoor air
quality at Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
The Company will deliver a complete and quality packed chilled beam system that offers various solutions for cooling and heating combined with highly energy efficient ventilation. The chilled beams are top of the range, and include lighting and Comfort Control as well as Flow Pattern Control.
In total, the contract comprises 1,600 chilled beams. 1,050 of them are multi service chilled beams with lighting. All multi service chilled beams will be installed in renovated premises, and the standard chilled beams will be applied in new buildings.
Probably the most exclusive development of Fläkt Wood’s chilled beams is the patented flow pattern control (FPC) system, as a result the airflow can be directed up to 45 degrees through integrated vanes. Different directions can be set at sections of 300 mm in the beam. The flow pattern is easily and safely adjusted by a simple operation. FPC is available for induction air beams only.
The highest possible efficiency can be maintained as a result of the FPC function, by adjusting the comfort control and air vanes. A combination of different angles on one side is possible. When increased air flow is required, the flow pattern can be adapted to maintain optimal comfort in the room.
Commenting on the uniqueness of the new model and the news of the contract, Linden Shuttleworth sales manager at Fläkt Woods said “Consultants and customers have been asking for a truly flexible high energy efficient chilled beam and now with the IQID they have exactly that, a chilled beam that can be adjusted almost like a ceiling diffuser with a complete range of functions required for all indoor climates”.
“Furman University and Ballinger have worked together to design a highly energy efficient building and Fläkt Woods is excited to be a key partner in their sustainability strategy. I believe this project will not only help the university create an exciting image that will help attract students, it will also significantly reduce their energy costs. These funds can then be diverted to improving the education of the students”.
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.
Deliveries of standard chilled beams will start in August 2007, and all multi service chilled beams will be delivered from March 2007 to June 2008, when the university renovations will be completed.
Jeff Redderson, Director of Facility Services, Furman University said “Furman is excited to be utilising 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 incorporated in the design matches perfectly with our sustainability goals for the university”.
Furman University is a private liberal arts university, founded in 1826. The university is nationally acclaimed for its academic excellence, engaged learning program and campus beauty. Furman’s 2,600 students come from 47 states and 27 foreign countries. Furman University is located 7 km north of Greenville, South Carolina.