Creating Comfortable, Energy-efficient Environments
Creating a comfortable environment in commercial structures is a critical design and construction consideration. Comfortable employees are more productive and comfortable customers are more relaxed, contributing to the success of a business.
Installing an Uponor radiant heating system is fast becoming the global standard for creating comfortable indoor environments. Radiant heating takes advantage of the energy storage capacity of concrete floors for heating a commercial structure. In a radiant heating system, energy moves away from the heated surface, surrounding people with warmth.
Because radiant heating systems do not use fans or blowers, they are much quieter than forced-air systems. Also radiant heating systems ensure indoor air quality by minimizing the potential for bacteria and mold and prevent dust and allergens from circulating through the air.
A Solution for Every Application
Uponor radiant systems offer unique advantages, including the ability to work with existing HVAC systems to conserve energy during peak operating hours. Radiant systems offer the ability to accurately control and vary temperatures in individual rooms, areas or zones throughout a structure, further saving on energy costs. And no matter which installation method is used, radiant systems save floor space by eliminating the need to install mechanical equipment in the conditioned area.
- Can help your building earn LEED™ points for reduced energy consumption
- Energy savings can range from 20-40% over traditional systems
- Installs in both ground floors and upper levels of commercial structures
- Works with concrete or wood floors and all types of floor coverings
- Eliminates the need for ductwork, creating a more aesthetically pleasing environment
- Concealed installation is ideal for public areas where hot or sharp, exposed surfaces could be dangerous
Typical Commercial Heating Applications
Institutional Applications: Educational facilities, correctional institutions, healthcare facilities and hospitals
Residential Applications: Hotels, residential high-rises, dormitories and barracks
Recreational Applications: Gymnasiums, sports stadiums and resorts
Cultural Applications: Museums and churches
Business Applications: Office buildings, manufacturing facilities, retail spaces, warehouses and distribution centers
Typical Commercial Heating Installation
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