Radiant Cooling
Speaker: William Werthman, Senior Technical Advisor, Legend Valve

Dry panel systems can be a good option for many installations, you just need to know when to use them. During this learning lab, Bill will discuss the differences between wet and dry panel systems, when dry panel systems should be installed, control strategies, and combination systems. If you are looking to add radiant cooling to your service offerings then you need to be at this session. 


Design and Installation of Hydronic Snow and Ice Melting Systems to Optimize Performance and Efficiency
Speaker: Lance MacNevin, P. Eng., Director of Engineering - Building & Construction Division, Plastic Pipe Institute

From congested cities with limited outdoor public spaces to aging populations in private homes, the safety, convenience and savings provided by hydronic Snow and Ice Melting systems are more beneficial than ever, especially as changing weather patterns increase snowfall in many regions. 

This introduction to hydronic snow and ice melting (SIM) systems includes discussion of benefits, applications, installation techniques, design considerations, control options, and estimating operating costs.


The Effects of Radiant Heated Windows on the Overall Designs of a Supporting Physical Plant 
Speaker: Mark Eatherton, Chairman, Radiant Professionals Alliance Technical Committee

Radiant windows have been on the European market for 30 years. They are starting to make their way across the pond and will most probably be making an appearance on a job site near you. Find out what their applications are, how they work, and the net effect on sizing of the physical plant supporting these buildings. 


The BEST Way to Compare HVAC Systems
Speaker: Greg Cunniff, Manager Application Engineering, Taco, Inc.

The Building Efficiency System Tool™ (BEST) software was designed to help prospective buyers, consulting engineers, and design/build professionals analyze real-world HVAC options to pinpoint the best system that meets budgetary and performance requirements. BEST solves the challenge of accurately comparing different styles of HVAC systems early in the design process by bringing EER, IEER, SEER, and COP data together to compare the performance, life cycles, and costs for any type of HVAC system, apples to apples. It is a significant time-saver.


Circulation in Hydronic Systems
Speaker: John Siegenthaler, P.E., Principal, Appropriate Designs, Caleffi North America

Test your understanding of how water circulates through hydronic heating and cooling systems. What are the differences between head and pressure? How is a system curve created? How should circulators be operated for highest efficiency. What is distribution efficiency. This session focussed on the technical fundamentals that anyone designing hydronic systems should understand and apply. 


Radiant Cooling in the Windy City
Speaker: Max Rohr, Training Manager, REHAU

This seminar introduces radiant cooling as a technology for reducing operating costs and lowering carbon footprints while increasing occupant comfort in commercial applications. You will learn what radiant cooling is and what benefits it has to human comfort. Case studies will be presented that cover design considerations to effectively utilize radiant cooling technology, including an award-winning project in Chicago. 


High Mass or Low Mass - Which Radiant Solution is Best for Your Project?
Speakers: Devin Abellon, Business Development manager, Uponor and Michael Matzura, National Business Manager - Radiant, Zehnder Rittling

Radiant heating and cooling solutions are being incorporated more and more on commercial applications as a means to provide optimum occupant comfort while reducing overall system energy usage. One solution is to embed tubing in the concrete slab to create a high-mass radiant surface. Another approach utilizes low-mass manufactured panels to manage heating and cooling loads. Which system approach is right for your project? This session will explore the benefits and challenges associated with each strategy. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how these systems work and how to design and specify the right system for the right application.