Tuesday, October 2, 2012

TOM'S ARCHITECTURAL BLOG: CHILLED BEAM TECHNOLOGY

Today's post is Part 2 in a two-part series of posts dealing specifically with "chilled beam" technology which is being propagated as new and inovative "green" technology.  These posts ask, "Are We Being Hoodwinked Again?"  You decide...  

Chilled beam installation in a suspended ceiling.


In recent years, the sustainable design industry, led by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has been hoodwinking the general public, government agencies, and the design and construction industry with their nonsense.  There’s a new term being tossed around by the sustainable design industry called “chilled beam” technology.  Not knowing what this term meant, I decided to do some research and learn about this new technology.
Chilled beam installation hanging from ceiling.
Guess what folks.  There’s nothing new here.  Chilled beam technology is nothing more than an induction unit installed in a ceiling rather than at the floor under a window.  It’s the same technology we’ve had for years.  Its delivery method is the same.  The cost savings being touted by the sustainable design industry is the same reason this technology was employed in the 1960s.  Everything’s the same.  It’s just been repackaged and called by a different name in a vain attempt to confound the industry and confuse the public.  Don’t be hoodwinked.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
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