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Canadian school to install radiant heating system

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 09:01

A north Toronto community is gearing up for the introduction of the largest all-kindergarten school in the country, as construction on the project has begun following an initial development, according to the Globe and Mail.

The school, which is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of the 2012 school year, will use a two-story building that will be feature all of the latest technologies and modern amenities. A total of more than 700 young children will be educated in this new schoolhouse, reported the news source.

"Kids can see outside, they can see their friends, they can see their mom approaching, they can see from the floor," Martin Kohn, of Kohn Shnier Architects, told the Globe and Mail. "The heating system for the school is all in-floor radiant heating, which is more energy-efficient, but also means kids on the floor are warm and comfortable."

Radiant heating systems can provide uniform heat throughout a room, as the temperature difference between the ceiling and the floor is only two to three degrees, compared to 10 degrees if a forced air system is used.