Radiant in Commercial

Town library outfitted with a radiant floor heating system

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:18

The library serving Moorestown, Pennsylvania, is being outfitted with a number of different technologies and materials to make the space more usable for the community. The Inquirer reported that the town had been previously served by a library that was failing to meet many of the town residents' needs. This updated property is expected to solve all of the issues that were apparent with the last structure.
According to the news source, the new town library is expected to offer multiple meetings areas that can be customized to meet the needs of whoever is using them. The thinking behind the change is to provide new meeting spaces for town officials and committees that are running out of room at the town hall. The 46,000-square-foot building will also house most of the township's municipal offices - taking up about 20,000 square feet of space.
The remaining space in the building will be used for the public library, which will also offer reading corners and nooks and a few computer lab stations for members to use. A cafe is also going to be included in the design of the structure - encouraging people to stay and make use of the space the town is providing. 
The entire structure is going to be heated using a radiant floor heating system because it is a cost effective solution that offers significant operational advantageous. The heating option is less harsh on the books and will decrease the spread of common air pollutants that can both ruin texts and irritate people who wish to use the space if they have allergies or delicate respiratory systems. 
According to the news source, about 500 people come into the library every day, which makes this the ideal community space to be outfitted with a radiant floor heating system.