• 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

  • 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

  • Radiant Cooling without condensation!

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

  • 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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