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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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mControls in California’s first zero-carbon certified home!

Some of you may recognize this $32M Malibu home that we posted back in August. Since then, it officially became California's first zero-carbon certified home! “Zero 1” was recently visited by real estate enthusiast and YouTuber, Enes Yilmazer. Head over to his Youtube to watch the full tour of this incredible home designed by MariSol

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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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Indoor Air Quality in Sustainable Homes

How often do you think the average person thinks about their indoor air quality? Once a week? Once a month? If they knew how important IAQ was, they’d probably think about it daily! Good indoor air quality can prevent occupants from developing certain respiratory ailments. You spend a huge portion of your life indoors,

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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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FAQ Friday: Condensation

Happy FAQ Friday! Today's frequently asked question is: "Won't the Ray Magic® panels create condensation when used for cooling?" No! Not when using our advanced control system which uses mSense wall sensors to continually monitor the operative temperature and the dew point temperature of each zone. Condensation will only form on a surface if the

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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

Ray Magic® slows the spread of airborne contaminants!

TRUE or FALSE: The use of Ray Magic® ceiling panels can slow the spread of airborne viruses like COVID-19? TRUE! A major downside of traditional forced-air systems is that they consistently recirculate the same air throughout a home or building. This means that dust, particulates, and other contaminants are pumped throughout the space. Meanwhile,

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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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