Does radiant have
a place in high efficiency homes?
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Master Yoda - The E5 Jedi: A non technical look at
energy, efficiency, efficacy, entropy and exergy.
Sustainability is a
branch of philosophy, which in the world of energy,
challenges each of us to ask, “how much of the non
renewable sources of energy are we each entitled to use
as a citizen of the globe?”
It also requires us
to ask why society has been led to believe that reducing
the use of non renewable is the solution when in fact
sustainability must also look at destruction of
temperature; in other words - it is equally as important
that society match it's temperature needs with the
appropriate temperature source. What do we mean by this?
Well, you should ask yourself why do we create 2800 deg
F (1500 deg C) flame temperatures in furnaces to heat a
space to 70 deg F (22 deg C) when we can harvest
temperatures from the earth and sun that could easily
heat and cool buildings without using combustion or
presentation is our way of looking at how thermal
comfort, energy efficiency, sustainability all fall
within the operating range of low temperature heating
and high temperature cooling when married to radiant
based HVAC systems.
Keywords: Energy, efficiency, efficacy,
entropy, exergy, solar, geothermal, comfort, boilers,
furnaces, radiant, DOAS