Radiant in Commercial

Energy efficient Pennsylvania sports complex renovation project nears completion

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 10:32

The use of energy efficient products and technology is not just something that is reserved for small homes and residential structures, as larger buildings and major complexes can also benefit from the use of green and sustainable design.
According to the Pocono Record, work on the Pocono Dome is set to be completed in the coming months, and much of the significant renovation work has already been finished. The facility is a 56,000-square-foot structure that will offer area children and adult teams a place to work out and host sporting events and tournaments.
Greg Bush, the owner of the dome and the general contractor for the project, noted that it was a massive undertaking, and the technology and products that were installed were state-of-the-art and a different type of job for him and his firm.
"I've worked on big projects in the past, but this was a really big one, so it's nice that it's finally coming together," Bush told the news outlet.
Bush noted that the technology used may have a higher upfront cost, but the long-term benefits would far outweigh this expenditure.
According to the Record, the contractor said that in addition to applying special rubber roofing to the front of the dome, his employees have been tiling bathrooms, installing plumbing and cabinets and working on the dome's new radiant heating system.
Radiant heating works especially well with larger buildings, as the technology helps to spread the heat out evenly around a room. This represents a stark contrast to forced-air systems, which generally allow heat to gather in one area.
Not only does this mean that radiant heating is more effective, but the long-term operating costs are much lower.

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