Integrating Snow Melting
into Green Buildings
need to provide safe, secure and low risk environments wherever people
live, shop or congregate is the most compelling reason our customers install
snow melting systems . The increased popularity of mixed-use and
multipurpose properties provides the ideal opportunity to add the benefits
of an ice/snow melting system for common area maintenance. Conventional
snow removal techniques can be costly, time-consuming and labor-intensive,
but automatic-energy-efficient snow melting systems provide instantaneous
snow and ice removal, enhancing safety, reducing ongoing maintenance
costs, and increasing the value of your property.
have been successfully integrating snow melting and radiant systems into
commercial, retail, industrial and residential environments since 1964.
We back our systems by providing robust components with extended warranties
along with our engineering expertise, project specific design and, system
drawings, all parts and components necessary for installation and full
technical support after the sale. Our experts can integrate snow
melting systems with renewable energy sources such as solar thermal and
geothermal as well as green building solutions such as permeable paving
systems. We take pride in being able to customize our process to
the needs and considerations of our clients, be they building owners, homeowners,
architects, contractors or developers.
/ Green Building Solutions
Melting Systems can be integrated with alternative energy sources and environmentally
sustainable surfaces. We have the experience and expertise to design
and implement your integrated snow melting system.
melting, radiant heat system is highly useful and adaptable in many applications.
Libraries, offices, municipal buildings, sports stadiums and many entertainment
venues incorporate sloped ramps and steps to accommodate both regular foot
traffic as well as those with disabilities. We have installed a great
number of snow melt systems in steps and ramps; solving the accessibility
issues while staying in compliance with ADA requirements for full
accessibility. Snow melting and radiant heating systems can be installed
retroactivity in most pre-existing structures. There is of
course a significant cost saving when it can be designed in the initial
planning stage of your project.
heating systems can be used with snow melting systems. Geothermal energy
can be used to heat pavements and melt snow during the winter. Geothermal
heating systems use stored heat from the earth's crust in conjunction with
heat pump technology to move and amplify heat instead of making heat.
Snow melting systems can be incorporated into geothermal system design.
paving systems and in particular permeable pavers, enable storm water to
filter into the soil instead of draining into overwhelmed storm sewers.
This can help satisfy state and local storm-water management requirements.
Permeable paver systems trap pollutant and allow filtered water to reenter
the ground through the actual pavement system which can eliminate or lower
costs related to storm sewer systems and retention ponds. Permeable
brick paver systems provide value through the reduction or elimination
of retention ponds, zero puddling. Permeable paving also offers invisible
repairs, long life cycles and LEED Points. In colder climates
permeable paver installations can be compromised by freezing of the compacted
sub-soil which can cause pavers to heave and sanding which clogs and disrupts
the pavements filtration process. These problems can be eliminated
by adding a heat source such as our snow melting systems.