- Dennis Prosperi, owner of Henri Studio, the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of original cast-stone fountains and statuary, needed an efficient heating method for his 50,000-square-foot facility.
- He chose Uponor radiant floor heating because it provided everything he needed — comfort, safety, convenience and most of all, cost efficiency.
- Radiant delivered on all counts. In fact, in the first year, energy savings totaled more than $18,000.
When Dennis Prosperi, one of the owners of Henri Studio in Wauconda, Ill., needed an efficient and effective heating method for his 50,000-square-foot distribution center, he decided to go with Uponor radiant floor heating because it offered him the kind of consistent comfort and heat recovery a forced-air system could not provide.
“A forced-air system makes no sense in a warehouse with 30-foot high ceilings and numerous windows,” says Prosperi. “You can’t beat the rapid heat recovery in the shipping area where doors open and close constantly.”
Safety was also an important consideration for Prosperi, so he decided to install an Uponor snow and ice melting system at the front entrance of the facility as well. The system provided Prosperi peace of mind for his customers and employees and also required less maintenance.
But, the cost efficiency was the biggest benefit by far. After one year with the radiant floor heating and snow and ice melting systems installed, energy savings totaled $18,939.
“Choosing an Uponor radiant heating system was the best decision,” he says. “I would highly recommend it to anyone.”
By choosing a hydronic heating system instead of roof-top units, Henri Studio improved energy efficiency and saved $18,939 in energy costs the first year.
|Type of Structure:
||50,000 square feet (building); 200 square feet (sidewalk)|
||5/8" Wirsbo hePEX™ plus|
|Number of Loops:
|Average Loop Length:
|Number of Manifolds:
||12" to 24" on center|