Sustainable radiant heating and cooling

Thermal comfort and indoor air quality

Four ways to achieve thermal comfort

Anyone who has ever tried to work when they are too hot or too cold will know exactly how important thermal comfort is for focus and productivity.

Activation of the concrete core

When it comes to controlling the indoor temperatures of complex environments such as modern buildings, innovative solutions are required. 

Improve Indoor Environmental quality

It’s not something that you necessarily put your finger on. Sometimes, when you are inside, you are comfortable, yet on some occasions, you can feel that there is something wrong.

Radiant cooling - HVAC systems

Latent and sensible loads in radiant cooling

In previous blogs, I have spoken about the advantages that a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) combined with radiant cooling/heating system has over conventional systems.

Low and high mass radiant systems

There are a lot of ways to install a radiant system. However, radiant systems can be broadly split into low mass radiant systems and high mass radiant systems.

Radiant cooling in humid climates

The building sector is one of the largest consumers of energy globally. In South East Asia it accounts for around 30% of the primary energy demand and 41% – 51% of the operational energy used in a building is attributed to air conditioning and ventilation.

Radiant cooling compared to forced air systems

The debate between radiant cooling and forced air is one that has been going on for some time. In fact, at various points in human history, people have had to weigh up the pros and cons of both systems in order to survive scorching summer temperatures.

Sustainable buildings and energy saving

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.

Environmental sustainable design of buildings

Environmentally sustainable design can be defined as the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment and services to adhere to social, economic and ecologically sustainable principles.

Usage of outdoor air system

Dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS), is defined by the ASHRAE Journal as a system which uses separate equipment to condition all outdoor air (OA) brought into a building for ventilation, delivered to each occupied space, either directly or in conjunction with local space or central (zoned) HVAC units serving those same spaces.