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Washington townhouse complex to feature radiant heating

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 09:17

A zero-energy townhouse complex in Issaquah, Washington, features a combination of modern technologies in order to acheive a completely sustainable existence, according to the Issaquah Press.

The complex is made up of 10 townhouses that all contain the same type of sustainable technology. While the city spearheaded the project, the development company saw the construction as a testament to advancements within the industry.

"When people talk as the future, they talk about it in the theoretical sense without being able to attach that theory to practice," Aaron Adelstein, the head of the project, told the Press. "This, I think, gives people a tangible demonstration that it’s been done and this is how you do it."

The home features abundant natural lighting, a low-flush toilet, rainwater filters and a radiant heating system throughout the residence, according to the news source.

Radiant heating systems can work well with a modern residence, as the lack of radiators, air ducts and heating vents allow for the technology to provide quiet warmth without ruining the aesthetics of the house.

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