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.
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.