Healthy Homes

Disadvantaged infants to receive new home with radiant heating

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 10:55

Several of the community members who were involved with building a new home for infants in Denver, Colorado, decided that the house should be built with green and sustainable technology. They didn't know where the funding would come from until they found an energy trust that provided the solution, according to NBC 9 Denver.

"It just fell out of my bill," Julie Krow, one of the leaders of the project, told the news source. "I picked up the flyer and read about Xcel's Renewable Energy Trust. We were in the middle of building a $3.8 million building for drug-exposed infants. We were thinking about how to make the building more energy efficient, but we didn't have the funds to do it."

With the help of the trust and several organizations, the home was able to be built for the disadvantaged infants, and it came complete with the latest green technologies including a radiant heating system throughout to combat the cold Colorado winters, reported NBC 9.

Radiant heating systems can make the winter months more comfortable for residents of colder areas, as the technology provides cleaner air than old forced air systems due to the lack of heating ducts and radiators that are used.