California’s first LEED Gold winery uses radiant cooling

on 09/11/10 at 8:16 am

Wine

When hydronics contractor Robert Reid saw the radiant flooring plan for a commercial winery, he questioned whether the system would work as designed.

The plans for one of Napa Valley’s most prestigious wineries, called for an in-floor Uponor radiant heating and cooling system to precisely control temperatures in two vital production areas: a state-of-the-art, 20,000-sq.ft. winery and a 26,931-sq.ft. barrel cellar. Reid’s concern was that plans specified the radiant tubing be installed at the bottom of the 20-in.-thick concrete slab, instead of sandwiched in-between.

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