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.