Thermal Displacement Ventilation

Indoor Air Quality

The most important asset of any company is the people who make it what it is. Creating a healthy and comfortable work environment for those people is of paramount importance. If you provide for the needs of your people, they will provide for you.

The president of our company, Gary Kuhl has extensive experience with ASHRAE on a national level and participated in the meetings of ASHRAE SSPC 62.1 (the project committee responsible for maintaining ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality) on behalf of a Fortune 500 company from the summer of 1998 through the summer of 2001.

Since the founding of our company in 2002, Skyline has been committed to providing ASHRAE Standard 62.1 and code required ventilation rates for our projects.  At times this can be a difficult goal because there is a delicate balance between proper ventilation rates and energy efficiency. We employ energy recovery systems wherever and whenever they make sense in order to reduce the energy consumption on our projects. 

We also live what we preach – Skyline’s office HVAC system incorporates thermal displacement ventilation, an air distribution technique that uses the natural buoyancy of air to provide ventilation where it is required.  This form of air distribution has been used for ages, but has only recently gained popularity in the United States with the sustainability movement.  

Members of our staff have been working with thermal displacement for the better part of two decades, so we understand the potential applications and limitations.  Thermal displacement works best with high ceilings and open floor plans.

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Diffusers in the Skyline Engineering office.



Diffuser in Skyline Engineering Office.