Materials & Technology

Revolutionary Washington home building with state-of-the-art technology, radiant heating

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 11:10

A new residence in Port Townshend, Washington, has been built on top of a massive float, as the structure catches the eye and curiosity of many residents who are strolling through the area, according to The Associated Press.

The news source reported that the new home will be launched just like a boat when construction is finished, as the "floating home" will overlook the Port Townshend Bay and flank the rest of the residences in the area.

"In essence, we're just building a home on a slab," Bob Little, the head of construction for the home, told the AP. "It's been great fun, and what a fun learning experience."

The home was built using the latest tools available in the industry, as the massive structure will come complete with new appliances, marble counter-tops, modern fixtures and a radiant heating system that was installed throughout, according to the news source.

The radiant heating system was placed in the house as a way to limit the energy consumption for the home and to provide a comfortable setting for its residents and their guests to overlook the port area.

A radiant heating system helps to limit the total amount of energy needed to heat a residence, as the technology provides sufficient heat at a lower temperature than a more traditional heater. Parasitic heat loss is eliminated due to the efficient design for the product.

Guests who enter a residence will notice the effectiveness of the technology immediately, as the heat radiates up from the floor and gives off a warm feeling throughout the home, a necessity during the cold winter months.