The FCL Low Exergy Module held a workshop on high temperature cooling system, e.g. chilled ceilings or chilled beams, in the SEC FCL Value Lab on October 17. These systems offer opportunities to drastically improve energy efficiency to cool and dehumidify buildings. Researchers, designers and agency representatives followed the call to exchange experience, ideas and knowledge.
In recent years, several research groups as well as innovative design teams have introduced novel concepts and technologies of high temperature cooling systems to the hot-humid tropics. While these systems are well established in the moderate climate, the high humidity level changes the operational framework for such systems. The FCL Low Exergy Module wanted to bring these groups closer together to learn from each other and find synergies to work together – in research, design and test-bedding. Representatives from NTU ERI@N, NUS, JTC, BCA, A-Star, SinBerBest Berkeley and IEN Consultants welcomed the invitation eagerly.