Materials & Technology

Sustainable Los Angeles home on display, includes new radiant heating system

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:10

A sustainable home in Los Angeles, California, has recently undergone a renovation, as its owners decided to install a radiant heating system along with several other products as a way to add to the green nature of the residence, the Pacific Palisades Patch reported.

According to the news outlet, the owners decided to install a radiant heating system into the upper floors of the home, as they were looking to both increase their level of comfort along with trying to further reduce the energy costs and consumption for the residence.

The home is part of a project called VISION House Los Angeles, an effort that looks to build sustainable homes that are filled with green technology as a way of lowering emissions from residences in the area. An open house was held at several of the homes, according to the Patch, as a way for neighbors to see the improvements and potentially make the same changes to their houses.

Due to the green improvements to the home, along with many others in the Pacific Palisades area, there will be several awards that the residence will receive. The house will be California Energy Star certified, have Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and could potentially be known as a water efficient residence.

Homes that use radiant heating systems are likely to benefit from the increased comfort that the products provide, along with the green and sustainable value. However, certain systems work better than others.

A Warmboard radiant heating system uses less energy and helps to eliminate waste better than other systems, as it relies upon the efficiency that is provided by highly-conductive aluminum tubing and thin paneling. This also allows it to be placed under any type of flooring, something that its competitors cannot say.