Center for the Built Environment
Online map of buildings using radiant technologies
- Author(s): Karmann, Caroline
- Schiavon, Stefano
- Bauman, Fred
- et al.
Radiant cooling and heating systems have the potential for energy savings in buildings. Yet, depending on the world region, type of system, and conditioning mode, they have not been uniformly adopted. To address this disparity, we collected data on notable buildings using radiant systems with a focus on North America, type of system, conditioning mode and architectural value. We then integrated these examples into a publicly available online map. The goal of this project is to provide resources to building stakeholders, to connect them and to contribute to on-going research and design on radiant systems. To collect the data, we used peer-reviewed publications on case-studies, articles from architectural magazines and we contacted buildings professionals. The map currently shows 90 buildings. Information for each building is classified into 12 categories. Buildings can be displayed by radiant system type (embedded surface systems; thermally active building systems; radiant panels) or by building type.