Chilled beamBELGIUM: Associations in Europe and the USA are to publish a new joint guideline on the application of chilled beams.

REHVA, the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning Associations, has signed a publishing agreement with ASHRAE to revise the REHVA Guide Book “Chilled Beam Application Guide”, last published in 2004.

Active and passive beam systems are known to be an energy efficient solution for spaces that require individual zone control and where the internal moisture loads are moderate. Although they are often referred to as “chilled” beams, in many cases active beams can be used for both heating and cooling of the space.

The authoring team, consisting of practitioners and suppliers from North America and Europe, has aimed the new work at consulting engineers, architects, owners and contractors. The book provides tools and guidance to design, commission and operate active and passive beam systems to achieve a determined indoor climate. Important additions are examples of active and passive beam calculations and selections from both Europe and the US.

The book is expected to be published in the autumn.