08/01/2014

Local Heating Sizzles with Occupants

Intelligent heating system uses localized warmth directed at occupants

 
  • Facility Heating System

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    This intelligent heating system uses motion sensors to direct warmth at occupants. Instead of heating an entire space, the solution targets heating where it’s needed the most.

    Facility Heating System
  • Intelligent Heating

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    This intelligent heating system uses motion sensors to direct warmth at occupants. Instead of heating an entire space, the solution targets heating where it’s needed the most.

    Intelligent Heating
  • Smart Heating Diagram

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    Smart Heating Diagram

Goodbye central heating, hello local warming.

Large quantities of energy can be wasted trying to maintain consistent warmth across all areas of a building. Whether you have a lobby, atrium, or areas with only partial occupancy, it doesn’t always make sense to heat every corner of these high volume, low density spaces.

To address this source of energy waste, MIT researchers at the Senseable City Laboratory have developed an intelligent heating system called Local Warming. Using motion sensing and autonomous control, the prototype installation provides people with direct and localized warmth.

The system functions like a spotlight that can aim heat to a micro zone. An infrared energy beam follows the movement of occupants so they can be comfortably warm in an otherwise cold environment. This precision ensures that the inefficiencies of ambient heating are avoided all together.

A working model can be experienced at the Venice Architecture Biennale and is directed at visitors walking up to an exterior entrance. This outdoor application provides the ability to manipulate unenclosed environments in an efficient manner and subsequently blurs the architectural boundary between interior and exterior. When thought of as a responsive environment, the system exhibits a smart, data-driven, and personalized form of climate control.

 


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Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com

 
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