Cancer Research Center
Challenges: This was designed as a LEED building. It was a brand new Cancer Research center. A glass wall surrounded the research lab so the architect and engineer knew that heating the glass would make the space significantly more comfortable.
In addition they wanted as much natural sunlight into the space as possible. So they requested if the back of the panels could be painted white in order to act as a light tray.
Results: In order to meet the light tray requirement, a special rail system was devised to hold the panels. The use of a standard suspended ceiling system was not an option.
The heaters then had to be modified to fit into the rail system and to hide the electrical connection for aesthetic reasons.
The result, the system did exactly as designed. The building received LEED Gold in 2011.
Challenges: the consulting engineer considered the 100% efficiency of electric heating, lower electric rates of 7.26¢ per kilowatt hour and the clean energy of electric heating to be the best choice
Results: 229 2×4 electric radiant heating panels were installed throughout the school.
Challenges: A number of schools with older locker rooms required additional heat. Rather than undergoing a costly renovation, 2×4 radiant panels were chosen.
Result: The radiant ceiling panels were installed on the surface of the current ceilings using surface mount frames. The heaters were high enough to avoid damage and very cost effective to install. The first project, resulted in several schools using the same method.