Challenge Accepted! Investing in Decarbonization – Getting in on the Radiant Floor

In October 2023, Brett Banadyga (AME Group), Ryan Johnson (MacPherson Engineering) and Chris Sawicki (University of Regina) presented as the only all-Canadian team at the ASHRAE 2023 Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment in Washington D.C.!

Society President Ginger Scoggin’s theme for the 2023-24 Year is “Challenge Accepted: Tackling the Climate Crisis.”  Ginger notes “We are living in a climate emergency. Our desire to be more comfortable has brought us to a place where we need to make uncomfortable decisions. We can accept the challenge of our day regarding the impact of our buildings on the climate crises by equipping our members with the knowledge they need to design and renovate buildings to address the greenhouse gas emissions of our industry.”

To answer this Call to Action, Region XI organized a special webinar presentation to share the essential role of radiant floor heating and cooling in sustainable construction. Watch this intermediate-level seminar to explore innovative solutions that reduce carbon emissions and create healthier indoor environments.  Learn from real-world examples and theoretical simulations to understand why radiant systems are the future of decarbonization.

To watch a recording of this informative session, follow this link:


  1. Radiant Floors: Decarbonization Using Building Simulation Brett Banadyga, P.Eng., LEED Green Associate, Associate, The AME Consulting Group Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada
  2. De-Value Engineering of Radiant Floors Ryan W Johnson, P.Eng., Associate, MacPherson Engineering, SK, Canada
  3. The Learning Curve of Operating Radiant Floor Buildings Christopher Sawicki, CEFP, Member, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada

Originally recorded on Thursday January 11, 2024.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is maintained by the REGION XI Chapter of ASHRAE. It does not present official positions of the Society nor reflect Society policy. REGION XI Chapter may not act for the Society and the information presented here has not had Society review. To learn more about ASHRAE activities on an international level, contact the ASHRAE home page at