As we focus more on sustainability, building electrification is becoming a critical factor in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. One significant aspect of this transformation is the integration of AI and heat pumps into buildings. However, a new technology has emerged to revolutionize the industry further – IQ Radiant Glass® Heating Glass Systems. (Typical applications are for providing thermal comfort and eliminating condensation).
Traditionally, buildings have relied on fossil fuels for heating and cooling, which contributes to harmful carbon emissions. But the integration of heat pumps and AI technologies has enabled a switch to electric-powered systems, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of buildings. Heat pumps are highly efficient as they transfer heat from the environment into the building, requiring far less energy than traditional HVAC systems.
IQ Radiant Glass® Systems supplement heat pumps using a unique approach to building electrification. This innovative technology can be easily incorporated into any well glazed building and provides numerous advantages over traditional heat pump systems. By heating individual panes of glass, IQ Radiant Glass® Systems creates discreet radiant heating zones in the area around the window pane. This 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.
Additionally, IQ Radiant 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.This has been known for some time.
In a 2008 test conducted by the International Quality and Research Group (IQRG) at KSU. The effectiveness of different heating systems in a building environment was studied. The test compared the use of radiant glass with forced air using natural gas. The results showed that using radiant glass had numerous benefits, including reducing the interior air movement noise level to zero as radiant heat does not require fans and ductwork to deliver heat, and no air movement means limiting the transmission mechanism for pollens and air-borne particles. The test also revealed that using radiant glass reduced heating demand, expressed in BTUs by 44% while doubling the area of thermal comfort.
IQ Radiant Glass® Systems has an additional edge over heat pumps as it allows for the control of the performance of the facade. The integration of IQ Radiant Heating Glass Systems and heat pumps with building electrification efforts creates energy-efficient, sustainable buildings. The combination of AI and machine learning further enhances the system, and the benefits of this efficient technology outweigh the costs.
Machine learning is a powerful tool for optimizing building systems, achieving maximum occupant thermal comfort, and addressing real-world problems in various industries, such as glass manufacturing. The best AI machine learning system for integration with IQ Radiant Glass depends on the specific needs of the building, and consultation with an expert may be necessary to determine the optimal approach. IQ Radiant Glass® looks forward to working with you on your projects.