A recent installation of a massive ceiling fan at Ritual Brewing in Redlands, California, has greatly improved the overall mood at the establishment. Located in an industrial building with an interior roof height of 7.3 to 8.5 m (24 to 28 ft), the 2202-m2 (23,700-sf) space was difficult to keep at a comfortable temperature. Staff at the brewery observed temperatures creeping up to 38 C (100 F), with no possibility of the stagnant space cooling down overnight. The lack of air circulation was frustrating for both customers and employees.
As K−12 school budgets dwindle and energy costs rise, fewer resources are dedicated to school operations and maintenance. As a result, the health and performance of these buildings (and the students and staff inside) suffer.
Fabric HVAC ductwork, also known as fabric air dispersion, has always offered specifiers choices when it comes to mechanical system efficiency and efficacy, but various new product innovations over the last eight years have resulted in superior alternatives to traditional metal ducts.