air ducts through the ceiling may be, well, upside-down. Putting
air systems under raised flooring can reduce building operating
costs and improve HVAC equipment efficiency and occupant comfort.
This strategy is most effective in new construction, but it is also
appropriate for major retrofits. The key to the most effective
underfloor air distribution systems is thoughtful design,
especially when combined with other energy efficiency
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