Green Building

New Indiana transit center to feature radiant heating

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 09:20

Area politicians and Citilink officials were on hand at the ground breaking ceremony for the new Citilink Transit Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, according to the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.

After a lengthy period of deliberation and years of construction for the center were finally completed, local residents will be able to enjoy the new downtown transit hub. The building was designed with the sustainability of the area in mind, as the latest in green technologies were used by Citilink, reported the news source.

The 2,700-square-foot building is comprised of indoor restrooms, an information center and a drivers lounge that will provide residents with a convenient and comfortable area to wait while in transit, according to the News-Sentinel.

Along with the new design and interior furnishings that were provided by Citilink, the building features green technologies that range from the efficient lighting fixtures to the radiant heating system that was installed in the floor of the terminal to provide warmth during the winter months, reported the news source.

Radiant heating systems are effective in buildings that feature high ceilings or large open spaces, as the technology provides even warmth throughout a room. These systems allow for only two to three degrees temperature difference between the floor and ceiling, as opposed to the more than 10 degrees that exists when using a traditional heat source.