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Some Like it Radiant

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Offered by McGraw Hill Construction
Category Energy and atmosphere

Radiant and in-space convective heating and cooling has been largely overlooked by the design community, but that's starting to change thanks to more airtight building envelopes and outside air systems. Whether for heating or cooling, radiant technology takes many forms today: Hydronic tubing can be either embedded or attached to different types of floor or ceiling assemblies and can be


  • Describe the basic characteristics and benefits of radiant heat transfer
  • List the various ways radiant technology can be installed today
  • Explain why certain types of radiant systems are better suited to certain spaces
  • Understand how to avoid condensation in buildings with radiant cooling
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