Flexible space is the answer
AET has announced that installation of its Flexible Space System has now topped more than 2.5 million square metres, with the system helping to provide space saving, low energy comfort heating and cooling for some of the world’s most prestigious commercial developments.
AET’s Flexible Space System is a duct-free approach to air conditioning commercial buildings, which can cut the cost of total construction by up to 7% and reduce building energy consumption by up to 30%. The whole plenum under the building’s raised access floor becomes the duct, with each floor of the building divided into a number of zones depending on the potential use and occupancy density of the area.
Each zone is supplied with chilled or warmed air by a conditioned air module (CAM). The underfloor void is split into supply and return air plena using easily relocatable, airtight baffles. Air travels back to the CAM for re-conditioning via return air grilles located over the return plenum.
Using the Flexible Space System brings a reduction in total construction costs by 5-7% and a 10-15% cut in overall height for new builds.