IEQ, Indoor Air Quality, Radiant Cooling

Radiant Cooling: The Answer to IEQ Challenges in Asia?

In the highly industrialized continent of Asia, high productivity has some risks to residents and consumers.

More than ever, people are demanding transparency and responsibility from builders to mitigate the pollution that plagues most dense cities.

Let’s learn more about what impacts indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and if technologies such as radiant cooling can be used to improve thermal comfort.

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Radiant Cooling

Radiant Cooling in Asia: Real Solutions for Real Problems

Controlling thermal comfort and air quality is challenging, and in many situations is contingent on mitigating environmental factors.

Today, we’ll be talking about the general issues around climate control, specific challenges in Asia, and how one school took advantage of radiant cooling to create an ideal environment for learning.

If you’re struggling to decide what climate control option is best for your next project in Asia or any hot and humid climate, read on to learn more.

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Manifolds, Radiant Cooling

The Heart of An Effective Underfloor Heating & Cooling Project: The Manifold

In an intricate piping system, there is a critical component that performs regulation and distribution for the entire circulation system: the manifold.

If we say an underfloor heating and cooling system is like a human’s cardiovascular system, then the manifold is like one’s heart.

That’s how crucial a manifold is.

Let’s take a look at an instance where Uponor’s UBC Brass Manifold was chosen for a high-profile project in China, and 4 exceptional manifold products from Uponor. Continue reading

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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Indoor Air Quality, Radiant Cooling

How Uponor’s Radiant Cooling & Heating Systems Protect You from Poor IAQ in Asia

Air pollution takes the lives of over 7 million people worldwide every year. In 2012, that accounted for 1 in 8 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Asia-Pacific region, with a dense population of over 4.2 billion people, especially struggle with the effects of air pollution.

Notably, periodic haze and smog have become a rising concern, but are people safe when inside their homes and businesses?

No is the simple answer.

In fact, exposure to dangerous pollutants may be greater indoors than anyone had previously expected.

Let’s discuss Asia’s growing indoor IAQ issues, how it’s influenced by outdoor pollution and what radiant cooling and heating systems can do about both.

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Radiant Cooling, Thermal Comfort, Thermostats

Comparing the Top 5 Thermostats for Commercial and Residential Use in 2018

Radiant cooling/heating thermostats are in a class all their own.

Compared to typical thermostats for conventional HVAC systems, there is the need for nuanced temperature controls among other functions with radiant systems.

While thermostats have become highly technical, there is a need for usability. The average person should have the ability to optimally control the thermal comfort of a space.

Ideally, radiant cooling/heating thermostats are easy to use, but sensitive enough to regulate a system to the desired temperature for the dweller.

In essence, a radiant system is only as good as its thermostat.

Today, we’re going to run through the top 5 thermostats for radiant cooling & heating systems.

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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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Indoor Air Quality, Radiant Cooling, Thermal Comfort

Make your building’s radiant cooling and heating ‘SMART’ with Uponor’s Smatrix PRO

Even with the best HVAC or radiant cooling and heating systems in place, there is the challenge of temperature control.

Why?

Climate is variable. It’s that simple.

Therefore, internal temperatures vary.

Internal factors matter too.

A building’s structure, purpose and shape all influence the type of temperature control system needed for optimal efficiency.

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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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