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Building Electrification is Built on AI and Heat Pumps and now IQ Radiant Heating Glass Systems


Updated: 23 November 2023:


IQ Radiant Glass® can be integrated into a BMS to improve building management. The BMS can control and utilize the IQ Radiant Glass® technology in conjunction with heat pumps to maximize energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. By analyzing data from sensors, the BMS can adjust the temperature of the heating glass throughout the building, ensuring that heating is only activated when necessary and in the appropriate areas, thus optimizing energy consumption. The BMS can also monitor and prevent condensation in areas such as natatoriums.


IQ Radiant Heating Glass Systems is taking this transformation even further by supplementing the heat pumps with its innovative approach to building electrification. This technology can be easily incorporated into any building and provides a range of advantages to traditional heat pump systems. By heating individual panes of glass, IQ Radiant Heating Glass Systems creates discreet radiant heating zones in the area around the window pane.


In summary, AI building management systems with machine learning have the potential to significantly improve building performance and reduce energy costs. By analyzing data, making intelligent decisions, and providing real-time alerts, these systems can optimize building operations and provide valuable insights to building managers. Integrating technologies like IQ Radiant Glass® into a BMS can further enhance energy efficiency and comfort in buildings.



The IQ Radiant Glass allows the general heating provided by the heat pumps to have a lower ambient temperature, reducing energy usage and leading to cost savings in the long term. Moreover, IQ Radiant Heating Glass Systems has no moving parts and can project radiant heat to the occupied areas on the interior perimeter of the building. This provides more control over the performance of the facade, allowing for more efficient energy usage and leading to further cost savings.


The technology is continuously improved but the basics have been known for some time: In 2008, a test conducted at KSU by the International Quality and Research Group (IQRG) studied the effectiveness of different heating systems in a building environment. The study compared the use of radiant glass with forced air using natural gas. The results showed that using radiant glass had numerous benefits, including: - It reduced the interior air movement noise level to zero as radiant heat does not require fans and ductwork to deliver heat. - The radiant delivery system caused no air movement, thus eliminating the transmission mechanism for pollens and air-borne particles. - It reduced heating demand, expressed in BTUs by 44% while doubling the area of thermal comfort. - There was no transmission loss through the ductwork using radiant heated glass. - Condensation, a major cause of mold, did not form on radiant glass. - An ancillary benefit of Radiant Window systems is no condensation forms on the glass. These findings indicate that the use of radiant glass can significantly improve the indoor air quality and reduce the energy demands of a building.


Heat pumps are not capable of controlling the performance of the facade, which is where IQ Radiant Heating Glass Systems has an edge.


The integration of IQ Radiant Heating Glass Systems into building electrification efforts is a significant step towards creating sustainable and energy-efficient buildings. By supplementing the heat pumps with this innovative technology, we can reduce energy usage, lower the carbon footprint of buildings, and save costs in the long term. The integration of AI and machine learning enhances the system, and the benefits of this efficient technology outweigh the costs. As the world moves towards a greener and brighter future, IQ Radiant Heating Glass Systems is set to be an essential part of building electrification efforts.


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