When Taco Canada relocated its sales and distribution facility from Mississauga to Milton, Ontario in 2008, the move presented a perfect opportunity to install a new prototype radiant cooling and heating system in the new office build-out. At the time of the relocation, Taco had embarked on development of a unique system of radiant cooling/heating, utilizing a mix of innovative products. The new Milton headquarters then became a logical choice to install such a system in order to test its operational efficacy.
The Taco system called the LOFlo™ Radiant Cooling System employs a mix of products, including fan coils, heat pumps, chilled ceiling
panels, active and passive
chilled beams, along with the
company's single pipe circulation
system called LoadMatchreg;
and a modified radiant cooling
injection pump version of its
popular Radiant Mixing Block
(RMB). The LOFlo Radiant Cooling
System works in conjunction
with the radiant chilled ceiling
panels and passive/active chilled
beams along with a 100 percent
dedicated outside air system
(DOAS) to supply latent cooling.
Active chilled beams were used
in the building's training areas
as well as general office areas.
Chilled ceilings were used to
supplement the training area