Residential Issue: Lake Whatcom, Washington
Radiant Architecture Winter 2012
The use of Radiant floor heating has grown exponentially in North America, as the number of homeowners who are looking to install the technology has risen due to a variety of reasons that range from lowered energy costs and consumption to increased comfort.
The construction industry is adapting to the new challenges and constraints presented by a contracting market, and this restructuring is occurring while a sustainability movement is gaining momentum.
Many building owners and homeowners are making a switch to using solar and geothermal pumps to provide residences with a source of heat.
Carsten Podehl's Wakefield, Ontario home required little outside help during the renovation that he started, as he favored the use of his own mind and hands for the building process.
A California-based energy company has noted that a program designed by the state's department of energy and utilities will help homeowners reduce their total energy consumption and costs through the adoption of more efficient technology.
Homeowners in New York are able to purchase flooring products online from an independent company that will ship the items to their house where they can easily install a new floor.
Famed architect Nate Kipnis noted that many of his peers would be able to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the homes that they build if they would use more green technology and sustainable products.
Sound attenuation - the limiting of the intensity of sound propagating in a medium - for floor/ceiling assemblies is often required to attain code ratings or desired by a client or homeowner in order to mitigate the transfer of noise.
There are many families who are looking to construct a new home or alter an existing residence, and it is likely that they would want to install products that would help to limit the exposure they have to harmful toxins and airborne contaminants.
The Quincy, Illinois City Council approved a bid to replace the heating and air conditioning systems at the Central Fire Station, located on 11th and Vermont.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is something that many building owners cherish, as it helps to increase the value of the structures and signals that operating costs will likely be lowered due to an efficient use of energy.