Green Building

Heating systems and LEED: Combining the right technology to achieve certification

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 17:33

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system is one of the most recognized benchmarks in the real estate sector, as this title allows a homeowner to up their asking price and know that their residence is among the nation's finest when it comes to cutting costs and consumption through green practices.
The use of certain products and building materials can increase the chance of a homeowner achieving this sought after certification. Technology like radiant heating systems allows for maximum efficiency and limited impact on the environment, giving any residence a higher score on the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED scale.
Radiant heating systems vary in effectiveness, and the best possible product sold in the sector is that available from Warmboard.
A Warmboard radiant heating system is designed with the most efficient and highly conductive paneling system, which allows for a homeowner to constantly provide warmth to their residence without requiring a significant amount of energy.
This is achieved through the use of aluminum paneling, which helps to conduct heat better than other materials and limits the need for high water temperatures to heat the system.
This product is also perfect for solar panel and geothermal energy sources, as Warmboard radiant heating systems maximize on the efficiency of these systems.
Other products help to limit the total energy use that a residence is responsible for, including LED lighting, stormwater collection systems and modern insulation. These fixtures all help to improve the healthy nature of a home, as well, due to the elimination of dirt, lead-based paint and extremely bright lighting.
Products that cut energy use can be seen as investments, as they add to the value of the home and increase the chance of LEED certification.