The UK Government detail the Benefits of Active Chilled Beams and MSCB units as solutions that offer the best energy efficiency and longest life expectancy with minimal maintenance when compared to other HVAC space cooling systems.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has released an 18-page Information Leaflet that explains the benefits that come with Cooling, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Equipment including Active Chilled Beams.
The leaflet documents that:
"Typically building spaces will use a variable air volume (VAV) system with a terminal fan coil unit (FCU) to supply cool air. These can often be energy intensive and costly to run."
"Active chilled beams can be an attractive alternative to fan coil units, needing less energy to supply cool air to a space. Active chilled beams can therefore offer an energy cost saving of 20-25%."
The department also goes on to say that "Active chilled beams can have both lower operational costs and a longer lifetime than conventional space cooling systems".
You can read the full document here.
For the more information on Active Chilled Beams (ACB's) and Multi-Service Chilled Beam (MSCB) units, both 'Active' or 'Passive'' please visit Frenger's website on the link below where you can access technical data for all the various different types of Chilled Beam Technology and see a vast array of completed projects both here in the UK such as 55 Baker Street (world's largest 'Active' Multi-Service Chilled Beam project with over 11 kilometres of MSCB units) and worldwide solutions including Americas first MSCB project in Alaska and numerous skyscraper tower office blocks with Frenger Chilled Beam solutions.