Climate Change, Energy Saving, Humidity Control, Radiant Cooling

9 Reasons Why Uponor’s Smart Thermostats & Climate Controllers Improve Home Comfort

When home dwellers are too hot or too cold, their health and well-being fluctuate.

The goal is stasis: feeling neither too hot nor too cold.

That is achieved through proper control of temperature, humidity and ventilation.

Each must be in balance with the other in order to find the comfortable “sweet spot.”

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Energy Saving, Radiant Cooling, TABS

Case Study: How Radiant Cooling Made Net Zero Emissions Building Possible in Asia

Addressing issues with pollution, climate change, indoor air quality and building energy efficiency are all reasons to find better, renewable sources of energy and innovative cooling solutions.

Although improvements are being made by implementing safer, less costly energy sources, maximising energy efficiency remains a challenge for most buildings.

So, what can be done?

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Energy Saving

Understanding Energy Recovery Wheels

Many buildings need a constant exchange of clean air from outside with contaminated air generated within the building. This is because the maintenance of particular indoor air conditions is vital for the health and comfort of the occupants. However, this creates a problem, because often the temperature and humidity requirements of the inside air are different than those found outside. The incurrent air needs to be altered to be suitable for traveling into the building, which can demand lots of energy – in fact, cooling comprises a huge portion of energy usage worldwide. This is where energy recovery wheels (ERWs) come in. Continue reading

DOAS, Energy Saving

Configuring a DOAS Energy Recovery System

As we have explored in previous posts on this blog, the Dedicated Outdoor Air System does not rely on new technology. It uses conventional HVAC equipment configured to condition outdoor ventilation air separately from return air from the building. A DOAS, therefore, requires two separate sets of equipment; one for outdoor air and one for return air. Continue reading

BIM, Energy Saving, Sustainable Building

A Step by Step Guide to Energy Efficiency for Green Buildings

One of the primary considerations for architects and designers in green building design is the energy efficiency of the building as a functioning whole – and of course of the individual design elements that make up the building. Energy efficiency is playing an ever more important role in buildings that aim towards particular sustainability goals, such as Zero Net Energy.

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DOAS, Energy Saving, Radiant Cooling, Thermal Comfort

Top 5 Radiant Cooling Benefits

Over the past decade, the number of radiant cooling systems designed, installed and commissioned has increased dramatically. More widely adopted in Europe, radiant solutions have seen steady growth in North America and more recently in Asia with projects in India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. These cooling systems are gaining exposure and popularity for a variety of reasons.

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DOAS, Energy Saving, Radiant Cooling

Radiant cooling solutions & DOAS Boost Efficiency

There is a lot of talk around sustainability and improved building practices. The pressure from the public, regulators and building owners is shaping the way buildings are designed, their function within society and their impact on the environment. Many believe that Zero Net Energy (ZNE) is the future and across the U.S, Europe and Asia are targeting ZNE certification.

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ASHRAE, Energy Saving, Sustainable Building, Thermal Comfort

Understanding Thermal Comfort & How To Predict It

Traditionally, interior conditioning strategies have only ever placed importance on the management of indoor temperature and humidity conditions with the use of mechanical conditioning systems to provide thermal comfort. Owners and designer may not have known the alternatives available to them or the impact thermal comfort has on the building and its occupants.

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