Summit attendees also visited the Central Plant at CityCenter, which provides mechanical-systems support for the entire 18 million-square-foot complex, including residential and hotel condominium spaces. Here, the group views the facility water-chiller area that provides a total 34,440 tons of cooling. Photo courtesy Uponor.
Uponor recently welcomed
approximately 60 consulting and specifying engineers from across North America
to its first-ever Radiant Cooling Engineering Summit-a day and a half of
lectures and discussions, a product exposition and even actual project tours,
all focused on this rapidly growing, energy-saving technology for commercial
“Since 2005, radiant heating and cooling system specifications
have risen 36 percent, so that approximately 8.5 percent of all new commercial
construction is now specified with this technology," said summit program
, LEED® AP, CEM, Uponor senior product manager-commercial radiant
business. "By 2013, that fraction is projected to rise to around 13
Held in April at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, the
Radiant Cooling Engineering Summit took place concurrently with the 2010 Uponor
Convention, which itself drew a record 688 attendees-mainly plumbing and
mechanical contractors, as well as distributors and independent sales agents.