Uponor has been enriching people’s lives with comfortable, energy-efficient radiant floor heating systems, clean plumbing systems and dependable fire sprinkler systems for more than 35 years.
Our commitment to sustainable building includes the ongoing development of new technologies and innovative solutions that produce products and systems that have little or no negative impact on the environment. Our mission is to partner with professionals to create better human environments in both the residential and commercial markets while leading the way toward greater energy efficiency and smaller demands on the earth’s resources. For more information about Uponor products and system solutions, visit www.uponor-usa.com or call (800) 321-4739.
Products in VISION House Los Angeles
Uponor Radiant Floor Heating
The water in a hydronic radiant floor system has the capacity to transport energy 3,500 times greater than air, so it can heat (and even cool) using less energy than a forced-air system. This amounts to greater comfort at a lower thermostat setting, which provides reduced energy use and lower energy bills. In fact, more people are comfortable with radiant floor heating at a lower thermostat setting than with forced-air heating at a higher thermostat setting. Additionally, a radiant heating system works in zones, allowing different areas of a home to heat at different temperatures. This allows typically chilly rooms, such as bathrooms, basements and entryways, to receive more heat when needed. At the same time, rooms with less traffic, such as a den or formal dining room, can be set to a lower thermostat setting, making the system even more energy-efficient.
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D'MAND® Hot Water Delivery System
Hate the waste of water, energy and time when you're waiting for hot water to reach the tap? Now you can eliminate all that waste with the D'MAND® Hot Water Delivery System. The D'MAND system uses a pump which is user-activated by a button or motion sensor located near the plumbing fixture, such as the kitchen sink, bathroom sink or shower. Once the pump activates, hot water reaches the fixture in seconds. A temperature sensor detects when hot water arrives at the fixture and automatically turns off the pump, eliminating wasted energy. By incorporating a D’MAND system in an Uponor Logic Plumbing layout, users can save about 40 gallons of water a day in a typical home.
Uponor AquaPEX® Plumbing System
An Uponor AquaPEX® Plumbing System uses a clean, flexible, durable plastic tubing product called PEX, or crosslinked polyethylene. Plastic building products (such as PEX) are truly sustainable, not only from a durability and efficacy standpoint, but they also have relatively low total-energy content over their lifetime when compared to traditional metal-based alternatives. Because of its durability, PEX can resist corrosion, pitting, scaling and freeze damage that can affect metal plumbing products, giving it a longer lifespan. And because of its flexibility, using Uponor AquaPEX in a Logic Plumbing layout uses 83% fewer fittings compared to a trunk-and-branch system and 58% less tubing than a homerun system, reducing waste and creating greater efficiency for water delivery.