RayMagic gypsum panels for radiant cooling and heating installations.

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Why are Ray Magic® radiant ceiling panels better than a radiant floor?

A major difference between radiant ceiling panels and radiant floors is their response times. Since radiant ceiling panels have a lower thermal mass, necessary adjustments can be made much faster than they can for radiant floors. This becomes very important when a radiant system is used for cooling. To maximize cooling capacity, our system

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How many Ray Magic® radiant panels are required?

How many of our Ray Magic® radiant ceiling panels do you think it takes to heat and cool a home? 🤔 Numerous factors come into play when designing a Ray Magic® radiant system. Generally, we always start each job with the goal of achieving around 60-70% ceiling coverage, leaving enough room for ceiling fixtures.

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Mechanical Room Photos from Hydronica

We can’t let December end without sharing some more mechanical room content! These photos are courtesy of Bay Area hydronic specialists, Hydronica! This four-pipe hydronic system was installed in a San Francisco hotel, and it utilizes Messana mControls to regulate its Ray Magic® radiant heating and cooling ceiling panels! 🔥❄ Have any mechanical room

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The History of Radiant Cooling

How long do you think modern radiant cooling technology has been around? Five years? Ten? Although radiant cooling is relatively new to the United States, it has been popular throughout Europe for quite some time! Recognized as the “father of modern radiant cooling,” Italian scientist and inventor Roberto Messana first began experimenting with radiant floor

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Mechanical Room Photos from Hydronica

We’re PUMPED to show off these fantastic mechanical room photos courtesy of one of our Bay Area installers, @hydronica.inc! They’ve just created an Instagram and they are so close to 150 followers; So, go follow them if you want to see more mechanical room content! Each pump station on this four-pipe system required multiple

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The New Atherton Civic Center

Our team has just completed the start-up of a hydronic radiant system at the new Atherton Civic Center ($32M)! The new Atherton Civic Center features a hydronic four-pipe heating and cooling system. The system uses our Ray Magic® Quad ceiling tiles and an Uponor radiant floor. 🔥❄ The advantage of a four-pipe system is that

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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

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FAQ Friday: Radiant Cooling

Happy FAQ Friday! Today’s frequently asked question is: “What is radiant cooling, and how does it work?” 🤔 Radiant cooling is a technology used to cool buildings based on heat extraction via cold surfaces. The HVAC industry refers to this technology as “radiant cooling,” but scientifically speaking, you can’t radiate cooling since heat always travels to

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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

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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

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