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Buddhist retreat provides calm and comfort with radiant floor heating

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 10:34

A retreat center in Claverak, New York, is creating a welcoming space for people of all faiths and creeds. Contractor Magazine reported that the Won Dharma Retreat Center has been under construction that past few years. Now the project is almost complete, and the center is wowing the public with its numerous sustainable features. 
According to the news source, the center has been outfitted with multiple renewable energy sources to provide power. These technologies include geothermal and radiant floor heating. The combination of the two systems allows the center to reduce operational expenses and keep comfort levels high. 
For example, the radiant floor heating system that features pipes underneath the floorboards of all the rooms provides an inviting feeling of warmth to those who wish to participate in meditation or yoga. These activities often involve people getting on the ground, which can be more difficult for those who are older, inexperienced or have injuries. In addition, when combined with geothermal technology, radiant floor heating uses the power of thermal insulation to keep the temperature in spaces level and comfortable. 
For a Buddhist facility like the Won Dharma Retreat Center, the combination of eco-friendly materials and technologies only help to promote the key tenets of the faith and promote the center's mission. To reduce the drain on the earth and decrease the carbon footprint associated with the center works to promote healing and tranquility. 
The power and sustainability of a radiant floor heating system makes it an ideal technology for community and faith-based centers. The reduction in operational expenses allows the group running the center to remain fiscally stable and further invest in programs and outreach efforts.