Digitally commutated fan-coil units use less energy
240 fan-coil units with electronically commutated motors are being supplied by Smith’s Environmental for this development in Brentford.
Fan-coil units with electronically commutated fan motors are being supplied by Smiths Environmental for Berkeley First’s Paragon development in Brentford. The 240 units will be installed by Star Mechanical & Electrical Services to provide air conditioning in the academic block, an 11-storey building which will become the new home of Thames Valley University’s faculty of health and human science this autumn. These fan motors are up to 50% more energy efficient than conventional fan motors and generate far less undesired heat. The use of fan-coil units with this kind of motor was specified by John Draper of JDA, who designed the air-conditioning systems with Star. These 260 mm-deep horizontal chassis units provide cooling duties of up to 9.6 kW. They are being fitted above false ceilings and ducted to diffusers. The Paragon site will include 849 study bedrooms, 221 flats for key workers and 12 000 m2 of teaching and office accommodation for Thames Valley University.