Radiant in Commercial

Finland convention center to feature radiant heating

Thu, 09/15/2011 - 09:19

The Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Center, the leading conference venue in Finland, now offers a new 160,000-square-foot multifunction hall that has been designed in a green and sustainable manner, according to Incentive Travel.

One of the walls for the massive hall is almost entirely made of glass and can be adjusted for the amount of light that is let into the area, decreasing the need for artificial lighting. This dramatically reduces the electricity costs for the rooms that are able to hold more than 7,000 people, reported the news source.

Other additions to the hall have made the entire center a model for low energy consumption, as the air conditioning system is modern and uses fully automated technology and the radiant heating system that was installed helps to ease electricity costs for the exhibition building, according to Incentive Travel.

A radiant heating system can provide an efficient source of warmth to large halls and open areas, as the technology allows for a temperature difference of only two-to-three degrees between the floor and ceiling, much less than the 10 degrees provided by traditional forced air systems.