Green Building, HVAC Systems, Radiant Cooling, Sustainable Building, Sustainable Design

Why does a radiant heating system matter to green construction?

Sustainability takes on a multi-faceted meaning where it relates to construction. From construction materials and location selection to heating systems and interior design, sustainable choices are numerous.

The reasons for choosing sustainable construction practices are equally complex. From consumer expectations to corporate social responsibility, people are considering the impact of construction projects.

Today we’ll discuss why green construction matters and how a Uponor radiant heating system contributes to a sustainable construction project.


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Building Design, Green Building, LEED, PE-XA Tubing, Radiant Cooling, Sustainable Design, TABS

Building Better Businesses with Radiant Heating & Cooling: A Case Study Review

Looking to find innovative ways to boost employee productivity, save money and innovate business operations?

Learn how radiant heating and cooling improves the lives and productivity of employees, boosts corporate perception, and saves businesses money.

Discover real-world examples of how businesses and organizations incorporate radiant heating and cooling into their builds.

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Green Building

Green Building Energy Management Systems (Part 2) – A Design Guide

Green Building Energy Management Systems allow for centralised monitoring and control of energy use across building systems. Sensors throughout the building that measure conditions such as light level, indoor/outdoor temperature, and water temperature serve as data inputs for the BEMS, which uses that information to adjust control components such as dimmers, chillers, and boilers.

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Green Building

Green Building Energy Management Systems – The Principles (Part 1)

Buildings account for about 40% of total energy consumption and contribute significantly to overall carbon emissions worldwide. Commercial buildings make up a large part of this. In Asia, economic growth and a shift towards service-based economies will expand the need for commercial buildings. This trend provides scope for substantial energy cost savings.

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Green Building

Green Building Certification Across Asia

Green buildings are on the rise in Asia. Most countries have at least one domestic green building rating scheme and some, like Japan, even have two. Registrations and certifications continue to grow but green projects are still a far cry from forming a majority in the construction industry. Let us have a look at the state of green building certifications across the region. Continue reading

Green Building, PE-XA Tubing, Sustainable Building

8 Reasons Why Green Buildings Need to Use Radiant Cooling Rollout Mats

In January 2009, a supercentre retail chain opened its first environmental demonstration store. The new concept store uses about 60% less energy than the company’s typical supercentre store and reduces carbon emissions by an estimated 141 tons (metric tons).

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Green Building, HVAC Systems, Radiant Cooling, Sustainable Building

HVAC Solution Trends for Green Buildings

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) have always been a major consideration for engineers who sought to find ways to increase occupants comfort levels. The main determination of how HVAC systems have been designed over the last few decades have come down to two main factors, energy costs, and technological advances. In this post, we look at 3 current trends in HVAC design from thermal comfort strategies to decoupling ventilation from heating and cooling and indirect evaporative cooling.

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Green Building, Indoor Air Quality, LEED, Sustainable Building

The Economics of Green Buildings

The evidence is growing that sustainable buildings provide financial rewards for building owners, operators, and occupants. Green building requires a collaborate effort between, architects, engineers, and contractors in order to co-create a built environment that focuses on renewable energy, sustainable materials, water conservation, site development and indoor environmental quality.

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