Interior design pictures of house and building featuring a radiant cooling (and/or radiant floor) system

  • Nicasio Home Front View

Messana mControls and EMF Exposure

Are you aware of the potential dangers of excessive EMF exposure? Some studies show a link between exposure to EMF and an increased rate of health problems. This is scary to think about, especially when you realize that we are exposed to EMF almost 24/7! In order to limit exposure to the radiation produced by

  • Front of Palo Alto home.

Passive Homes vs Active Homes

Do you know the difference between an Active House and a Passive House? Although they sound like opposites, they are actually very similar! Passive homes focus on high levels of insulation and air-tightness, allowing them to operate using up to 90% less energy. While Active Homes also aim to be energy efficient, they tend to

  • Manhattan, NY Building with mControls

mControls in NYC!

Messana mControls. Combine your various systems. Control the chaos! This seven-story single-family building has provided modern climate control functionality with vintage aesthetics by merging the style cues of the Gilded Age with the operational mechanics of the Digital Age. Built in 1920 and renovated in 2015, this Manhattan building now features a one-of-a-kind climate control

  • DL2 downlight lighting

Lighting by Energy Savings Technology

A sustainable building needs sustainable lighting! That’s why we recommend lighting from Energy Savings Technology! Our office in Soquel, California, uses “The True 2 Inch LED Downlight,” known as the DL2. The DL2’s revolutionary design exhibits a two-inch footprint that was originally inspired by Messana when we requested a lighting fixture that could easily be

  • Ray Magic in AGU Headquarters!

Ray Magic® in AGU Headquarters

In 2016 the board of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) approved a plan to renovate their headquarters to target net-zero energy. We are honored that our system played a role in this historic renovation! This renovation made AGU the first organization in the District of Columbia to renovate an existing commercial building to achieve

  • Nice Group Offices

Nice Group acquires Nortek Control!

Back in 2007, Nice Group installed our Ray Magic® radiant panels in their futuristic headquarters in Oderzo, Italy. A lot has happened since then, and now, we want to congratulate Nice Group on their acquisition of Nortek Control! Nortek Control has a long track record and solid reputation as an innovator in smart homes,

  • Panels installed in between ceiling joists (24 O.C.)

Ray Magic® NK Ceiling Panels: Different ways to install!

Wondering how you’d install our Ray Magic® NK ceiling panels? You’ve got options! Check out the different ways you can install our radiant ceiling panels! You can install them in between: -Ceiling joists (24 O.C.) -Metal furring channels spaced 24 O.C. -Wood furring channels spaced 24 O.C. Installing our panels in between ceiling joists provides

  • Happy Birthday Active House!

Happy Birthday Active House!

We are happy to see our products used to build sustainable buildings based on Active House's three guiding principles: comfort, energy, and the environment! Active House has done great work over the last ten years; we can't wait to see what they will accomplish in the years to come!

  • Chatham University

Ray Magic® in the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment

A sustainable school needs to be sustainably cooled! (and heated!) The Falk School of Sustainability and Environment at Chatham University had its original Ray Magic® radiant system installed back in 2013; but we just took a trip out to Pittsburgh, PA, to upgrade the controls to our latest mControls platform! The radiant system is located

  • Activehouse

Active House Alliance Awards

We are thrilled that one of our projects was nominated for the Active House Alliance 10th Anniversary Awards! This home in Cutchogue, New York, uses the Messana mControls platform to manage a complex hydronic system with radiant floor heating, cooling supplemented with Jaga Briza fan coils, and a complete Messana air treatment system (HRV,

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