Materials & Technology

Alaskan government building to feature radiant heating

Thu, 07/21/2011 - 08:41

A Fairbanks, Alaska building will be renovated to maximize aesthetics while also using new technology in an effort to maintain a more eco-friendly property, the Fairbanks Daily News Miner reported.

The Chena Flood Control Project reception center underwent a renovation project that replaced the old aspects of the property with a more modern and efficient design. Though the premises is now complete with modern amenities and technology, the lodge is reminiscent of older national park buildings, according to the news source.

Among the many additions to the premises is the new heating system, which uses hydronic radiant technology, along with an emergency response bay that will house vehicles that are necessary for operation of the center, reported the News Miner.

Government buildings across the country are making the move to be more efficient in energy consumption and production. Many new construction projects are utilizing the long-term cost savings that are provided by technologies like radiant floor heating, which can cut electricity bills by allowing thermostats to be kept at lower temperatures.