Specifying heating and cooling services for commercial workspace can be challenging, especially when considering speculative office developments where occupant requirements are not defined. The AET Flexible Space system is a duct-free approach to air conditioning which can offer a number of savings throughout the construction process.
Under Floor Air Conditioning makes use of the plenum beneath a raised access floor as the ventilation duct and can introduce a number of ways to benefit by providing fully flexible modular building services that can be adapted to tenant requirements. Users of such systems have reported total construction cost savings by up to 7%, reduced energy consumption by up to 30%, and the ability to reduce building height or maximise the available lettable space by reducing or completely eliminating the ceiling void and adding more floors within the same height of construction.
The specification of a buildings core elements is critical for a customer focused design. Making the best use of space can only be achieved if the core services in a building are flexible and adaptable to change of use. By utilising an under floor, ductless system, space, and flexibility can be maximised, creating a better working environment which saves time, costs and energy and will therefore add value to the building over its life span.