Floor-to-ceiling glass doesn’t have to impede occupant comfort and energy efficiency
ONTARIO – (July 20, 2015) – According to the Global Flat Glass Report 2015-2019, the use of flat glass for construction is on the rise as more architects and developers opt to design buildings with glass exteriors.  Following the success of its free white paper on low-surface temperature radiators, Jaga Climate Systems, a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions, today released, “Indoor Climate Control in Glass Buildings,” to highlight building temperature challenges and ways to alleviate them.
“Commercial and residential high rises with floor-to-ceiling glass provide occupants with large windows to the world outside,” said Chris Heerius, Jaga North America. “However, it’s important that architects, developers and engineers balance aesthetics with the proper heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Low-temperature hydronic heating and cooling solutions are an ideal choice because they can optimize energy efficiency and alleviate comfort issues that can arise within glass buildings.”
Glass windows can result in condensation, poor insulation and significant temperature fluctuations depending on the time of day and the weather. This can negatively impact occupant comfort, productivity and satisfaction. Low-mass hydronic systems have lower water content, allowing them to respond more quickly to temperature changes, improving comfort and reducing energy costs.
Jaga’s low-H20, low-temperature heating and cooling solutions, including the Briza, Clima Canal Hybrid and Micro Canal, contain only 10 percent of the water content compared to traditional radiators, allowing them to react immediately as external factors change. Jaga offers ceiling, freestanding, in-floor and wall units that are easy to install and virtually noiseless, further reducing occupant complaints.
“Jaga solutions are a great fit for any building because they deliver on performance without disturbing residents, employees or visitors,” added Heerius. “Their compact designs also complement the sleek look of glass buildings.”
For more information about hydronic heating and cooling solutions for glass buildings, download Jaga’s new white paper at www.jaga-canada.com/indoor-climate-control-glass-buildings.
About Jaga Climate Systems
Headquartered in Waterloo, Canada, Jaga Climate Systems is the North American division of Jaga International. Founded in 1962, Jaga International is one of the world’s leading specialists in the manufacture of award-winning, energy-saving heating solutions. Each year, Jaga produces more than one million feet of wall-mounted and trench heating featuring its unique Low-H2O technology. Active in more than 40 countries, Jaga has been part of some of the world’s most acclaimed building projects.
SOURCE: Jaga Climate Systems