As visitors line up outside the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Jaga Climate Systems, a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions, will heat up much of its entryway pavilion once cooler temperatures arrive. Several of Jaga’s Mini Canal radiators were customized for the in-floor perimeter heating solution located inside the glass-walled pavilion. The units were designed to line the pavilion’s irregularly shaped walls, which were constructed using the I-beams from the original World Trade Center Towers.
“Having our products included in such an iconic and important piece of U.S. history is an honor,” said Bert Kriekels, executive director of Jaga Climate Systems. “Because they are built into the floor and so quiet, the majority of visitors won’t even know they are there—and we like that.”
Jaga’s Low-H20 technology requires only 10 percent of the water content of a panel radiator while providing the same output. This reduces the inertia required to heat the system and allows for quicker reaction time and lower overall operating temperatures.
Working closely with project architects, engineers and local HVAC supplier Wales Darby, Jaga engineers helped design a solution that offered supplemental heat, maximizing the comfort of visitors to the center. For example, when an influx of visitors enter the museum or the sun comes out, the temperature inside the pavilion will increase.
The Jaga system reacts quickly to the change, keeping the building at the desired temperature. In addition, the Jaga system helps prevent condensation from building up alongside the pavilion’s glass walls. By increasing warm air flow during cold New York winters, the convectors create a warm barrier between visitors to the center and the cold radiating from the glass.
“The architect and engineers for the project wanted something that was aesthetically pleasing, customizable and highly efficient,” said Todd Schliphack, an engineer for Wales Darby. “The mini-canal radiators from Jaga are extremely powerful for their size, helping maintain a comfortable temperature in the space during any event or season.”
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About Jaga Climate Systems: Headquartered in Waterloo, Canada, Jaga Climate Systems is the North American division of Jaga International. Founded in 1962, Jaga International is one of the world’s leading specialists in the manufacture of award-winning, energy-saving heating solutions. Each year, Jaga produces more than one million feet of wall-mounted and trench heating featuring its unique Low-H2O technology. Active in more than 40 countries, Jaga has been part of some of the world’s most acclaimed building projects.