FARMINGTON, Conn. — Designers, architects, and commercial building owners can learn more about the modern applications of a system that first brought air conditioning to urban skyscrapers more than 60 years ago in Carrier’s latest white paper, “Induction Beams: Engineered Comfort for Today’s Buildings.” The paper, available free on, explores the induction beam system as a viable solution when selecting the correct HVAC components for a building, and evaluates its benefits for modern buildings compared to the traditional variable-air volume (VAV) system and the European-style chilled beam system, a relative newcomer to the U.S. market.

“Our induction beams are an evolution of the system that Willis Carrier developed to provide air conditioning to the world’s earliest urban skyscrapers,” said Greg Alcorn, vice president, commercial sales and marketing, Carrier. “This white paper examines that evolution and identifies the features and advantages induction beams provide, proving that they are a sound offering that should be evaluated when planning building construction.”

Alcorn added, “Building on our legacy of innovation and training, Carrier’s white papers focus on issues that are shaping the industry. There is a continual and growing demand for high-performance systems that can provide sustainable energy benefits that contribute to earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points, and induction beam systems are one way to achieve this.”

Publication date: 8/19/2013

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