Radiant heating and cooling systems are not new to the North American market, but there’s a strong trend toward incorporating both, especially for tightly controlled environments such as commercial spaces.
"Architects and engineers who are familiar with radiant systems know that they are a great way to help reach zero-energy building targets such as LEED Zero certification," states Skip Daugherty, senior designer for REHAU. "In the past, radiant was the hip new thing that added comfort and energy efficiency. You could heat or cool a space with high ceilings and melt the snow on the sidewalk as well. With the impacts of extreme weather conditions and demand for more sustainable solutions, more specifiers are turning to radiant systems to help future-proof buildings and achieve environmental certifications."