New intelligent climate control product promotes wellbeing under new building standard
Developers can now choose Radiana, a revolutionary new climate control product which responds to factors such as body heat, to help them achieve the thermal comfort features outlined in the new WELL v2™ pilot, the latest version of the WELL Building Standard™.
Promoting the positive impacts of buildings on human health and wellness, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has recognised the use of radiant cooling systems under WELL v2. WELL is the leading tool for advancing health and wellbeing in buildings globally: Originally launched in 2014, it’s now being adopted in the UK where the wellbeing of the people inside buildings is becoming increasingly important.
WELL v2 is comprised of ten concepts, including features for thermal comfort in buildings, criteria under which radiant systems, such as Radiana can provide additional thermal comfort benefits:
- Thermal zoning: Credits for multiple zones and individual control
- Radiant thermal comfort: Credit is given to hydronic radiant heating and/or cooling systems if at least 50% of the project floor area is serviced by this system
- Humidity control: Credit is given if the mechanical system has the capability of maintaining relative humidity between 30% and 60% at all times.