Radiant in Commercial

Canadian condo complex focuses on luxury, features radiant heating system

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 10:58

A new condominium complex in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has recently been renovated to include new energy efficient technology in order to limit long-term energy consumption and spending, according to the Halifax Chronicle Herald.

The news source reported that the new condos will come complete with an option to create a unique design for each residence, but will all feature certain energy efficient products. Although the type of floor can be chosen by the buyer, it will be placed above a radiant heating system.

Radiant heating systems maximize the efficiency of heat delivery through a subfloor system, as the technology warms a room in much less time than a conventional heater. Along with a more effective delivery of heat, the radiant system provides a clean atmosphere, operating without radiators, heating ducts and air vents that can all trap and distribute particles in the air.

The long-term heating costs for a residence are lowered through the adoption of a radiant heating system, and this is why the technology is being used in many new developments. The condominum complex in Halifax utilizes the system to provide its owners with an efficient warmth for the cold winter months that can persist in Canada.

Owners and developers from the project noted that the unique design of the condos and the relation to the nearby town help to make the residences worth the move up north.

"Founders Corner is simply the coolest condo project I have ever worked on," the development’s real estate representative, Stacy Wentzell, told the news source. "Combining all the benefits of a really high-end, new construction building with old world charm, all with only 38 residential units. And the views from the roof are truly spectacular."