ABCD Magazine Radiana January 2020 Page 18

Change is in the air with Radiana

Radiana is a revolutionary new climate control product which responds to factors such as body heat, to create the perfect indoor environment.

The concept

For decades we've relied on air conditioning to cool our buildings and while some have challenged this, to date no one has really provided an alternative which packages an entire system. Radiana changes that. It doesn't dehydrate rooms; it doesn't move air around circulating germs and it has lower running costs than air conditioning. It also provides a consistent temperature right across a room, maintaining this within a negotiable +/-o.5oC.

How it works

Radiant cooling is a technology used to cool buildings based on heat absorption through cold surfaces. Hot always travels to cold, so Radiana ceiling panels are made cooler than the rest of the room. When activated via the app, cool water passes through the pipes in the Radiana ceiling panels and absorbs heat from the room. This warmer water is then fed into a heat pump, chilled and then channelled back around the ceiling until the desired temperature is reached.

Health, wellbeing and the environment

Radiana provides us with healthy and environmentally friendly way to cool our buildings – so much so that the International Well Building Institute has recognised radiant cooling under its Well v2 standard, promoting the positive impacts of buildings on human health and wellness. Air-conditioning has always been considered the default option for temperature control, but with Radiana, we now have an extremely viable and beneficial alternative.

Installation

Radiana can be directly fitted to a ceiling frame and no specialist certification is required for its installation. Radiana provides a full design, specification and after-sales service to ensure the system is fully understood, installed and maintained.