Infloor Radiant Heat
In April of 2012, Mod 303 was remodeled and RAD Facilities installed infloor radiant heat into the Mod, which will provide more efficient and even heating throughout the Mod. This is the first infloor radiant system installed on The Evergreen Campus and it promises to greatly increase the sustainability of this Mod.
How Does it Work:
Infloor radiant heating is a fairly simple concept. It involves running PEX Piping through grooves in aluminum plating. The aluminum acts as a heat conductor, so when heated water is pushed through the PEX Piping the heat from the water is transferred to the aluminum plates. It then rises from the floor, providing even heating throughout the house from the floor. So, no more cold feet in the morning!
What about the Mod:
When rebuilding the Mod, RAD Facilities obtained Thermal Board infloor radiant paneling and installed it throughout the Mod, with the exception of the bathrooms. RAD then covered the Thermal Board paneling with pressed laminate wood flooring. The primary source of hot water for the infloor radiant heating will come from the Solar Hot Water System, thus greatly reducing the energy needs for heating the unit.