Fabric air dispersion improves Missouri office’s air quality, energy efficiency
Missouri-based engineering firm William Tao & Associates recently moved into a 17,000-sf top floor space in an office building near St. Louis. Wanting to replace a spiral metal duct system, the firm chose fabric air dispersion products to achieve streamlined air dispersion—and LEED credits. SkeleCore, an in-duct cylindrical tensioning device, helps improve indoor air quality and achieve 24.5% more energy efficiency than conventional metal duct systems. Consisting of a ¾-inch-diameter, lightweight aluminum tubing and powder-coated steel connecting rings, the fabric air system, which hangs from the ceiling, was painted a tan color to complement the building’s earth-toned design palette.