The number of building owners who care about sustainable and responsible building practices increases each year as more and more people are making proactive decisions to protect natural resources. Choosing an Uponor radiant heating and cooling system is one way to increase energy efficiency in a variety of system applications.

Here are four sustainable, green benefits of installing Uponor commercial radiant heating and cooling systems.

1.    Uponor radiant heating and cooling systems require less energy.

Because water has the capacity to transport energy 3,500 times greater (read: a looooot more) than air, a hydronic radiant heating and cooling system can bring comfort to a structure using less energy than a traditional forced-air system.


2.    The system allows for increased human thermal comfort.

With a radiant heating and cooling system, a building’s occupants can finally work or live at an optimal level of comfort. Because of the way the human body exchanges heat with its surrounding environment, a radiant system can achieve comparable levels of comfort at lower room temperatures for heating and higher room temperatures for cooling. In fact, studies have shown total energy savings for typical office buildings between 17 to 53 percent. Increased comfort and decreased energy use? Count me in!

3.    The system operates in zones.

A radiant system allows different areas of a structure to heat and cool independently of one another based on what the space and the people in it require.


4.    The system works well with other popular sustainable energy sources.

Uponor radiant heating and cooling systems seamlessly work with sustainable solar, geothermal and waste-heat sources, allowing you to maximize your efficiencies throughout the

structure. Woot! Woot!

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