Radiant Cooling

Planning Radiant Cooling Floors For Commercial Buildings

Designing and constructing a great commercial building is always a challenge and some may think installing a floor cooling system just adds to the complexity.

However, in commercial buildings such as warehouses, shopping malls or airports, a floor cooling system can yield tangible benefits reducing capex and opex.

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Radiant Cooling

How To Realize Radiant Cooling With High Latent And Sensible Loads In 3 Steps

Most people are familiar with radiant cooling / heating systems. In fact, in some parts of the world they are such a common fixture of everyday life that people seldom even notice how essential they are to comfort. However, despite this, the myth that radiant cooling systems cannot be used in hot, humid climates persists.

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High Mass Systems, Low Mass Systems, Radiant Cooling

Should You Use A Low Mass Or High Mass Radiant System For Your Next Project?

In a previous blog, I covered the differences between low and high mass radiant systems. In short, there are four major differences; energy retention, the speed of response, the materials used, and the physical construction. In this blog, I will cover what these differences mean for the building project, and what the merits and challenges of each system are. Hopefully, this will help you decide which radiant system, high or low mass, you should use for your next project.

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High Mass Systems, Low Mass Systems, Radiant Cooling

The 4 Differences Between Low and High Mass Radiant Systems

There are a lot of ways to install a radiant system. However, radiant systems can be broadly split into low mass radiant systems and high mass radiant systems. The difference between these is important because it can significantly affect the best design for your next project.

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Radiant Cooling

What Is The Difference Between Latent and Sensible Loads in Radiant Cooling?

In previous blogs, I have spoken about the advantages that a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) combined with radiant cooling/heating system has over conventional systems. One of the key advantages I repeatedly highlight is the ability of a “DOAS + Radiant” system to decouple the handling of sensible and latent energy loads.

However, you may not be completely familiar with what latent and sensible energy are, and what they mean in the context of a radiant cooling system. Therefore, in this short blog, I will cover what the differences between latent and sensible loads in radiant cooling are.

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DOAS, HVAC Systems, Radiant Cooling

How A DOAS Combined with Radiant Cooling Can Solve Your HVAC Problems

Problems with your HVAC system can manifest in a range of ways, all of which are worthy of concern. Whether the problems are financial or comfort related, they need to be dealt with.

Fortunately, comprehensive research has shown that a DOAS combined with radiant cooling can help resolve your HVAC issues. Continue reading

DOAS, VAV Systems

How Can A DOAS and Radiant System Save You More Compared To A VAV System?

Change is not always easy. When it comes to HVAC systems, this sentiment certainly holds true. Conventional variable air volume (VAV) systems have been used for a very long time, which gives them the ‘tried and tested’ value.

However, technology advances quickly, and HVAC systems are no exception. While a conventional VAV system may seem appealing, it is outdated. In the field of HVAC, developments have produced “DOAS + Radiant” systems, which far outperform conventional VAV systems in almost every way. Continue reading

DOAS, Radiant Cooling

6 Reasons Why You Should Choose A DOAS Combined With Radiant Cooling For Your Next Project

There is a lot to consider when it comes to building design. Because of globalisation and fast paced technological advancement, building design is not just about being good, it is about being competitive and contemporary.

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