Order Number: APP-CMC033-EN
Publish Date: September 2008
More than 80 percent of new buildings in the U.S. are less than 25,000 square feet and almost all buildings are less than 200,000 square feet. This broadcast identifies challenges and opportunities for chilled-water systems in these buildings from 20 to 500 tons.
In addition, many low-rise buildings seeking LEED certification have traditionally not been strong candidates for chilled-water systems. If they are 150,000 square feet or less, their baseline for achieving LEED points under EAc1 will not be a chilled-water system. However, these applications may find it easier to beat their baseline and earn more points if they consider a chilled-water system.