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View Resource Underfloor Air Technology

Underfloor Air Technology is "a method of delivering space conditioning in offices and other commercial buildings that is increasingly being considered as a serious alternative to conventional ceiling-based air distribution systems." The Center for the Built Environment at the University of California, Berkeley conducts research on this form of air conditioning to determine its advantages. There...
View Resource Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems

Engineers at Pennsylvania State University have devised an air conditioning system that is more efficient than current standards and is highly resistant to dangerous airborne microbes such as anthrax. Because the Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) does not use recirculated air, a letter contaminated with anthrax would not spread throughout the building. A detailed technical overview of the...