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Overhead Air Distribution


Overhead air distribution is the most common approach to mixing and delivering conditioned air to a space, though the delivery method can vary from traditional forced air systems to chilled beam assemblies. See the HVAC Section in Whole Building Systems for more information.


O+M Tips

  • Dust with micro fiber cloth regularly.

End of Life Tips

  • Usually reused by future occupants. If the mechanics fail consider recycling metal and plastic components.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Optimize Energy: Comply with the HVAC and service water heating requirements, including equipment efficiency, economizers, ventilation, and ducts and dampers, in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1–2010 Chapter 4, Design Strategies and Recommendations by Climate Zone, for the appropriate ASHRAE 50% Advanced Energy Design Guide and climate zone.
    • BD+C EA: Minimum Energy Performance