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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: Install HVAC systems that comply with the efficiency requirements outlined in the New Building Institute's Advanced Buildings Core Performance Guide Sections 1.4: Mechanical System Design, 2.9: Mechanical Equipment efficiency and 3.10:Variable Speed Control. Appropriate zoning and controls. OR, reduce design energy costs compared with the energy cost budget for regulated energy components described in the requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE.IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 AND demonstrate that HVAC system component performance criteria used for tenant space are 15% better than a system in minimum compliance with ANSI/ASHRAE.IESNA Standard 90.1-2007.