You might recognize Warmboard by its color…green. Some like to say, “Warmboard was green before green was the trend.” However, its green color is not the only green and sustainable part of Warmboard. Warmboard radiant panels have multiple sustainable facets. For example, Warmboard’s unique patented design and utility make its panels the most energy efficient in the marketplace, allowing a Warmboard radiant system to comfortably warm any home at the lowest water temperatures.
Warmboard Radiant Subfloor is designed to allow the radiant system to operate at the lowest water temperatures. These lower water temperatures translate to lower energy consumption of natural gas, propane, or electricity. Moreover, the low water temperatures easily interface with solar thermal and geothermal technologies. Click here to read more...
Warmboard also has the ability to zone a home to the needs and preferences of the homeowner. When a Warmboard radiant heat system is designed into the home, Warmboard’s CAD department designs the system zones so that if a homeowner is only in his/her room at night that is the only time that area receives heat. This makes the system extremely efficient and allows less energy to be used. Thermostats are located in each zone and can be controlled accordingly. To see an example of zoning click here.
As a radiant heating system, Warmboard provides clean indoor air quality. The heat is radiated from the floor so there are no allergens or dust particles blowing around the room as there are with forced air systems. Improved indoor air quality could reduce allergies, medical bills, and more as the heat is radiated and not blown around.
Little Product Waste
Warmboard’s customized CAD design services fit the panels into each unique home design. Therefore, there is little waste when it comes to product purchase, development, and shipment; the exact amount of panels needed to cover a project are the exact amounts shipped to a particular job site. This customization allows for a large reduction in product and material waste as well as a reduction on the environmental impact in creating and transporting such materials.
As an APA-approved structural subfloor, Warmboard panels are the radiant heating system combined with the structural subfloor. When installed, the 4' x 8' sheets (1-1/8" thick) are placed over the floor joists and nailed down. Afterward, the installer has the subfloor in place along with a highly conductive radiant panel in which to place the tubing. This eliminates labor and materials, reducing the waste a project might produce from their separation.
Warmboard lives forever…almost.
Often times, building materials are in need of replacement due to use and degradation over time. Warmboard however, is designed to last the life of the house, so there is no need to replace the materials. Therefore, it is less impacting on the environment because fewer materials are needed and they last forever…well, almost.
The Department of Energy’s biannual competition in Washington, D.C. showcases and awards, based on distinct criteria, energy efficient homes created and designed by 20 colleges and universities that are selected to enter. Warmboard has been chosen for a majority of these homes because the best engineers at the best universities know that Warmboard is the most energy efficient radiant heating system available. Click here to read more about Warmboard’s involvement with the Solar Decathlon.