Briefs: Chilled ceilings and beams

Chilled beams and ceilings, considered to be environmentally friendly, aesthetic, silent and energy saving, are attracting a great deal of interest. BSRIA (the Building Services Research and Information Association) estimates that the market, mostly in the commercial sector where a high degree of comfort and minimal noise are required, has reached a level of £18 million per year in the UK and is growing. Chilled ceilings deliver convective and radiant cooling and/or heating. The surface temperature is typically 15-18°C. Chilled Ceiling Association: Architect Moon, a chilled beam with integrated lighting manufactured by the Lindab Group (, has won the Comfort & Design Award at Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2004 in Milan.