Radiant floor heating warms the Proud Green Home of St. Louis
There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath.
The underfloor radiant heating system will supplement the home's geothermal heating and cooling system.
STEP Warmfloor is an electric radiant floor heating system that can be used in new construction, remodeling or in retrofit projects under an existing floor. It incorporates a patented flat heating element that can heat a room or a whole house.
It can eliminate cold floors in a bathroom under ceramic tiles, or it can be used in any room, under most finished floorings, including wood, laminate, carpet, resilient, and natural stone. The radiant heating elements can also be installed between the floor joists when the existing floor covering is to be maintained.
STEP Warmfloor can be used as the primary heat source, as a complementary heat source or simply to take the chill away from your floors. Heat requirements depend on room size and usage, insulation values, location and outside average temperature. A heat loss calculation is necessary when STEP Warmfloor is the primary heat source.
ProudGreenHome.com partnered with Hibbs Homes, Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, and the High Performance Buildings Research Center, part of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium at the University of Missouri-Columbia, to build the five-bedroom, 3,700 square-foot, Prairie-style home. Designed by architect Curtiss W. Byrne, the home in Wildwood, Missouri is expected to meet a number of prominent green building standards, including:
- Energy Star for Homes
- ANSI ICC-700 The National Green Building
- DOE Zero Net Ready home
- EPA Indoor airPlus
The home will undergo third-party verification to ensure its performance and quality.
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Companies: Cree Inc., Dow Building Solutions, Kohler, Marvin Windows and Doors, Kleendeck, LLC, Enertech Global, LLC, GeoComfort Geothermal Systems, Benjamin Obdyke, Zehnder America, ACT D'MAND Systems, STEP Warmfloor, EcoDrain
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