Greg Cunniff is the manager
of application engineering for Taco. He holds a master’s degree in aerospace
and mechanical engineering from Montana
State and is a licensed professional
engineer in California, Florida
The world we live in would not be the same if air conditioning weren’t available. Entire regions of the world would have remained undeveloped, sustaining minimal populations, if air conditioning hadn’t become a part of our lives.
Is there a way to save on mechanical retrofit and associated operating costs while improving the comfort and controllability of a heating and cooling system in an existing multifamily building? This single-pipe hydronic system from Jarrell Mechanical Contractors was the answer for the project.
With chilled beam systems, chilled water circulates through tubing embedded in a metal ceiling fixture to wick away heat. Buildings in Chicago and Toronto are benefiting from this straightforward technology.