Control over thermal comfort and air quality is challenging. And in many situations, it is contingent on mitigating environmental factors. Let’s discuss general issues around climate control and specific challenges in the Industrial Sector – Asia and also about how radiant cooling helps in solving this.
How Radiant Cooling resolves Temperature Control and IAQ problems
Thermal comfort isn’t just about controlling the temperature. Indeed, six variables affect thermal comfort:
- Air Temperature
- Air Velocity
- Surface Temperature
- Activity Level
Radiant heating and cooling resolve most of these issues while dwellers are responsible for the others, namely activity level, and clothing level. A radiant system makes building occupants feel more relaxed at sweltering climate. This saves cost and energy while addressing thermal comfort. It’s the goal of Industrial designers to create an HVAC system that keeps occupants comfortable. Also, it is necessary to look at both the regional climate and the mechanisms that relate to human physiology.
Indoor Air Quality and Health
According to a recent study, looking at indoor air pollution in South Asia, “mortality rates and incidences of respiratory and non-respiratory diseases were increasing with alarming rates, specifically in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. The major cause might be the reliance of approximately 80% population on conventional biomass burning in the region.”
Regardless of the reasons, there is a severe concern for indoor air quality in Asia.
Lastly, for Manufacturers seeking energy savings in both system cost and operation, Radiant cooling and heating systems are ideal. This efficiency can be further expanded with the integration of a renewable energy source.