To maximize floor space, reduce dust transmission and increase thermal comfort by incorporating radiant heat and cooling systems into the building design.
Part 1: lobbies and other common spaces
All lobbies and other common spaces meet the requirements set forth in ASHRAE Standard 55-2013 for thermal comfort through the use of one of the accepted systems.
Part 2: offices and other regularly occupied spaces
At least 50% of the floor area in all offices and other regularly occupied spaces meets the requirements set forth in ASHRAE Standard 55-2013 for thermal comfort through the use of one of the accepted systems:
To maximize floor space and increase thermal comfort while optimizing energy efficiency, Saint-Gobain has developed glazing systems that are using radiant heating elements independent of ventilation systems. For instance, THERMOVIT ELEGANCE is a panel that offers radiant heat by generating all-round warmth, similar to the warming rays of the sun. With no other accessories except its connections to the floor or wall, it provides electrical heating that is 100% energy efficient. When placed against a wall, 70% of the heat is radiated while 30% is provided by convection, with no dry air, draughts, or danger of allergenic substances present.
For heating dominant climates, EGLAS is an integrated and invisible heating glass solution that can also optimize space. This insulating unit allows for enhanced thermal comfort and eliminates the “cold wall” effect thanks to radiant heating.