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Snow and Ice Melting Systems: Factors Influencing Design (Part II)

SIM output loads (i.e., the amount of heat required to operate the system) are based on several factors, not just the outdoor design temperature.

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  • Outdoor steps are safer in winter at this hotel/casino.

Snow and Ice Melting Systems: Needed Now More Than Ever (Part I)

Three of the four snowiest winters on record have been since 2002. During the winter of 2013 / 2014 many areas of North America got more than double the normal average snow fall.

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  • It's Under Your Feet

The Path to Net-Zero: It’s Under Your Feet

A recent study by the New Buildings Institute found that about 30 percent of near net-zero buildings in the United States use radiant heating and cooling systems.

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  • Radiant cooling

Radiant Cooling: The Condensation Misconception

There's a frustrating misconception out there that radiant cooling in commercial buildings leads to condensation problems.

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  • REHAU® MONTANA ecosmart house

Energy 1 Talks About Ecosmart House

We're learning new things all the time about how various green building and renewable energy technologies can work together to make a structure more operationally proficient.

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  • Radiant heating installation

Growth in Radiant Puts Training at the Forefront

Current market trends are contributing to a rising demand for radiant heating systems and the contractors capable of installing them.

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  • REHAU Smart Controls

The Real Wave of the Future

Web-enabled HVAC controls are quickly gaining traction as the way in which the sophisticated mechanical systems of today's homes and light commercial buildings are being operated.

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  • The thermostat won't totally explain your comfort level...

“What Does the Thermostat Say?”

Sitting in our TV room one cold evening, my wife asked, “What does the thermostat say?” I promptly grabbed a pencil and engineering graph paper.

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  • Radiant Floor Heating

Thermostat Settings and Radiant Floor Heating

Unlike standard hot-air convection heating where hot air rises rapidly to the ceiling, RFH keeps the warmest air in the lower 5-6 feet of a room, with the warmest air no warmer than the floor surface.

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  • There's no perfect HVAC Formula

There’s No Perfect HVAC Formula

I've worked on various projects throughout North America as collaborations between REHAU and MEPs, and have found that one common sentiment is always found: No two buildings are identical.

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