Waterborne – spatial factors are key
With this solution, the individual rooms are cooled by a waterborne system. The existing airborne system is then used solely to meet air quality requirements. In a property conversion or refurbishment situation, a waterborne cooling system is usually preferable since it is relatively easy to accommodate the water pipes required for distribution of cold water in the building. Systems with waterborne cooling may also be preferable for newbuilds, since the space requirement above the ceiling is less than for airborne cooling. In some tall buildings this may even allow you to “recoup” extra floor levels.
Typical applications of waterborne cooling, where low to medium-high air flow with high cooling capacity are common, include: Conference rooms, shops, classrooms, restaurants, offices, IT rooms, hotels and banks.