Using plastic pipes in surface heating and cooling is paramount to making buildings more energy efficient and facilitating better use of renewable resources.
Transporting water inside buildings has been a tried and tested technology for heating buildings for many years. This easy and accessible technology also meets the ever increasing cooling needs of buildings as a result of climate change leading to extreme weather conditions. Building codes require an ever increasing tightness of the building envelope. This enhances the need for energy efficient inside temperature control. Plastic pipes support builders in achieving these ever stricter conditions.
Surface heating and cooling technology uses the same water for heating a building in cold weather – through underfloor, ceiling or wall embedded pipes, as well as for cooling the building in periods of high outside temperatures. This technology uses large surfaces at relatively high temperatures combined with free cooling sources. Additionally, it facilitates the uptake of energy from renewable sources such as heat pumps and solar thermal systems.READ MORE