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Library in Utah to feature radiant heating

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 08:03

The Springville, Utah library was redone due to an increased effort by the town to use green and sustainable technology for the construction of government buildings. The new structure uses a radiant heating system and LED lighting to minimize the carbon footprint, according to the Provo Daily Herald.

Several hundred people attended the opening ceremony for the building, which was constructed as a modern version of the 46-year-old library that housed the town's books prior to the development of the new property.

"I wish I could take credit for this building but it was really our past mayor, Mayor Mangum and the city council who started it," Mayor Wilford Clyde said in an address. "I was just one vote at the polls just like you were and it is really the whole community supporting it that made it happen."

According to the news source, the building was chosen from a group of submissions from local contractors, due to its effective use of green technology.

Technology like a radiant heating system can help to provide large buildings with a comfortable source of heat, as the system provides only two-to-three degrees temperature difference between the floor and ceiling.