• Radiant Heating and Cooling Benefits

FAQ Friday: Benefits of Radiant Systems

We're back with another FAQ Friday post! It's a simple question, but we get asked this often: "Why go radiant? What are the benefits?"  There are a variety of reasons to go with a radiant system over a forced-air system. Messana radiant systems: Provide optimal Thermal Wellbeing™ Provide both heating and cooling Are more energy-efficient

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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

  • 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,

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Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

Here's a great graphic that shows the different types of geothermal heat pump systems; and how they use the Earth's thermal properties to heat or cool a fluid. GHPs are a highly efficient means of heating and cooling an environment and producing domestic hot water; making them an ideal energy source to be used alongside

  • 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

Messana Air Treatment Units

Here at Messana, our goal is to provide our users the best possible Thermal Wellbeing™ for their home or office. An important part of this is IAQ (Indoor Air Quality). For this reason, Messana has specifically designed ATUs (Air Treatment Units) that integrate a high-efficiency HRV with a NTD (Neutral Temperature Dehumidifier) to introduce

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