AEC Daily offers first LEED online course on radiant heating by STEP Warmfloor

| by Monica Irgens
AEC Daily offers first LEED online course on radiant heating by STEP Warmfloor

Electro Plastics, bda STEP Warmfloor®, a US-based manufacturer of  STEP® heating elements and STEP power supplies designed to provide highly efficient, low-voltage radiant heating systems, has launched a free, online learning course through AEC Daily to provide architects and builders a better understanding of the radiant heat market, as well as installation techniques and customer benefits.

The one-hour course, “Floor Warming, Primary Heating, Snow Melting & Roof De-icing with PTC Heaters” is the first AIA-accredited course addressing Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) technology of radiant heat.  It outlines the benefits and features deemed advantageous toward LEED certification qualifies for the Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) training.

The course outlines the following:

  • underlying principles of heat transfer and the advantages of radiant heat
  • compares the operation and installation of radiant heating systems
  • explains how self-regulating polymer technology works and identifies specific applications across a variety of construction sectors
  • energy efficiency and performance of PTC (positive temperature coefficient) heaters
  • advantages of using PTC heaters for floor warming, primary heating, snow melting and roof de-icing

STEP Warmfloor is a certified Greener Product, complying with the LEED, LEED for Homes and NAHB standards.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system, providing building owner and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measureable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

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Topics: Certification / LEED, Flooring, Heating & Cooling

Companies: STEP Warmfloor

Monica Irgens

Monica is President of Electro Plastics, Inc., manufacturer of STEP Warmfloor® heating systems: a patented, low-voltage, self-regulating flat and thin heater. Monica has been in the radiant heating industry for over 20 years. She was member of the Radiant Panel Association for 15 years, served on the RPA Board of Directors as chairperson of the Electric Committee and the Green Committee. Monica is also a member of the USGBC and has been involved in the design of LEED registered buildings.

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