All Reference Projects

Radiant Heating & Cooling


Carved Stone Creations (Kaukauna, WI)

The developers of this 10,500 ft2 facility, which showcases custom carved marble, stone and granite designs for homeowners, sought to create the most comfortable environment possible for customers visiting the showroom. With the flooring being a combination of slate, marble and granite, forced air heating would not be able to warm the environment completely and evenly. The developers solved this problem with a REHAU Radiant Heating System. 

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Chenequa Fire Department in Chenequa, WI

This community firehouse faces the challenge of having a hill location and a steep driveway, which posed a hazard when ice would form during Wisconsin’s notoriously cold winter months. Its close proximity to a major intersection was also a safety concern that had to be addressed when the facility was being evaluated for renovations. Ultimately, a REHAU Snow and Ice Melting System was installed in the driveway to cut the risk of trucks and people sliding on the winter ice.

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Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, OH

Rising 12 stories above Lake Erie, Cleveland Browns Stadium experiences chilly lake-effect temperatures. REHAU’s innovative turf conditioning system prevents the field from freezing and enables healthy green turf to grown long after the normal growing season, allowing the facility to host year around outdoor footall. The system consists of nearly 40 miles of RAUPEX 02 Barrier crosslinked polyethylene (PEXa) pipe that distributes heated fluid from a series of boilers through an underground piping network.

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Denver Zoo, Denver, CO

Denver Zoo’s Asian Tropics complex allows visitors to explore the rich history of animals in Asian culture. Designed to provide an appealing environment for the animals, the complex also features numerous aspects of sustainable design to move closer to the zoo’s goal of becoming a zero-waste facility. The project uses nearly 3,000 ft (914 m) of large-diameter REHAU INSULPEX pre-insulated PEX piping to distribute heated fluid to various areas and buildings within the complex.

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REHAU Radiant Heating Project: Diversified Automotive

Diversified Automotive (Charlestown, MA)

When this Boston-based automobile processing and shipping company built a new $10 million, 3-acre building featuring more than 142,000 ft2 (13,220 m2) of heated work space, REHAU was called upon to supply just over 26 miles (43 kilometers) of radiant heating pipe for the new plant. The scope of the project had not been seen in the New England area since the installation of radiant heating in Gillette Stadium (home of the New England Patriots) some 15 years earlier. 

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Earth Rangers (Woodbridge, Ontario)

A REHAU Radiant Heating and Cooling System was installed in one of Canada’s most innovative and energy-efficient buildings, the Earth Rangers Centre in Woodbridge, Ontario. The 60,000 ft2 facility functions as a wildlife refuge and hospital and as an education center for children. The ecologically conscious building was designed with leading-edge environmental technologies, which enable the facility to use approximately 63% less energy.

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Falls View Casino Resort

Fallsview Casino Resort in Ontario, Canada

This upscale casino and resort is located near the famous Horseshoe Falls, which gives off a mist throughout the year that can result in dangerous ice accumulation during cold weather. To increase safety for visitors walking around the property, the owners installed a REHAU Hydronic Snow and Ice Melting System, featuring RAUPEX O2 Barrier crosslinked polyethylene (PEXa) pipe, underneath outdoor pathways.

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FedEx Hangar (Anchorage, AK)

Keeping an express delivery service functioning on time, a challenge under any circumstances, is made even more difficult in the harsh Alaskan climate. After leasing a 72,800 ft2 (6,763 m2) airplance hangar in Anchorage, FedEx found themselves in need of a heating system that would keep employees warm and machinery running, recoup rapid drops in temperature and be inexpensive to operate.

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Harley Davidson Dealership (Liberal, KS)

A REHAU radiant system was chosen by Liberal Harley-Davidson® to help improve the conditions of their service bays, particularly when the area would become uncomfortable to work in during hot summer months. the system is used in combination with chilled water fancoils for dehumidification and air circulation. Compared with the traditional forced air system in the showroom, the hybrid system provides a much more even temperature throughout the area.

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High Altitude Aviation Training (Gypsum, CO)

Ensuring that American and allied military pilots are sufficiently trained to operate aircraft in a variety of difficult conditions requires a one-of-a-kind setting and an equally unique, state-of-the-art facility. The High Altitude Aviation Training Site (HAATS) replaced a woefully outdated facility with a state-of-the-art, 14-acre facility that includes REHAU radiant heating and cooling technology in the high-ceilinged hangar.

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Infosys SBD-1 (Hyderabad, India)

Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, was rated the eighth greenest company in the world by Newsweek in 2011, the year they opened their new Software Development Block (SDB-1) office building in Hyderabad. SDB-1 is the first radiantly cooled building in India and the world’s largest side-by-side comparison of hydronic radiant versus conventional forced-air HVAC systems.

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JSF High School (Toronto, Ontario)

The École secondaire Jeunes sans frontiers (JSF) is dedicated to fostering an enriched, student-focused learning experience for its students. This includes providing a comfortable, healthy and sustainably designed learning environment. Installed throughout the entire 90,000 ft2 (8,463 m2) facility, the REHAU radiant heating and cooling system consists of 104,700 ft (31,913 m) of RAUPEX® 5/8-in. O2 Barrier pipe and 42 PRO-BALANCE® manifolds pre-piped with three-way valves into all recessed manifold distribution cabinets.

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REHAU RAUMAT radiant heating installation

Kent Distribution Center (New Brunswick, Canada)

Developers of a 383,000 ft2 (35,580 m2) distribution center for Kent Building Supplies, a Canada-based home improvement retailer, selected the RAUMAT radiant heating mat system from REHAU for those very reasons. One of the largest buildings in New Brunswick, located in Moncton off the Trans-Canada Highway, the warehouse required 400,000 ft (123,295 m) of RAUPEX O2 Barrier pipe. The radiant slab was completed in just under two months.

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Police Headquarters, London, Ontario

This important building for law enforcement is able to avoid potential winter hazards with a REHAU Snow and Ice Melting System. The system was installed under the garage entry ramp which features a steep incline that posed a potential hazard during the winter season, particularly for trucks and larger police vehicles entering the garage. RAUPEX® pipe provides extended system life and optimum performance under rugged conditions, resisting conventional solvents and chemicals as well as hydrous salt and acid solutions.

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Mercedes-Benz Dealership, Burlington, Ontario

When designing and constructing this modern dealership, the owners kept an eye toward sustainability as well as features for customer and employee comfort. Among these are a REHAU snow and ice melting system in the outdoor areas surrounding the building. The system, including a total of 16,000 feet (4,880 m) of 5/8-in. RAUPEX pipe and 7 PRO-BALANCE manifolds, was incorporated into all customer entrances and walkways, as well as the outdoor ramps to the dealership’s 17 service bays.

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Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee, WI)

During initial planning, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s unique design and choice of materials left the architect and builder with a major challenge – how to keep museum guests warm. Visitors would be positioned between two beautiful but innately cold elements: buffed, imported marble flooring and a cathedral-like ceiling made of glass. Determining that forced air would be problematic, they settled on a REHAU Radiant Heating and Cooling system. 

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Minnie Howard School (Alexandria, VA)

The renovation of this 54-year old school incorporated REHAU Geo-exchange technology in combination with solar technologies to cut natural gas consumption by 66%. The well field for the RAUGEOTM ground loop heat exchange system features 65 boreholes reaching 300 ft (90 m) deep to tap into the earth's natural energy for heating and cooling the school. In each borehole, REHAU PEXa pipe is fitted with RAUGEO Double U-bends for greater energy extraction. The RAUGEO system is anticipated to contribute to $400,000 life cycle cost savings over the next 20 years, as well as reduce greenhouse gases by 110,000 lbs of CO2 per year.

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Pier One Warehouse (San Francisco, CA)

The REHAU radiant floor heating and cooling system installed in a historic warehouse located on Pier One, the northernmost pier on San Francisco’s Embarcadero is, according to industry experts, one of the first documented use of a radiant floor heating system also used to cool a building in North America. Funding requirements specified that no insulation be installed on the exterior walls and that the system would not obstruct the exposed beams and rafters of the building or the "clear story" at the roof peak. The radiant floor heating system met both of these conditions. 

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REHAU Radiant: San Diego Central Courthouse

San Diego Courthouse (San Diego, CA)

Approximately 112,000 ft (34,138 m) of 5/8 in. RAUPEX pipe runs through this 704,000 ft2 (65,400 m2) courthouse, carrying temperature-controlled fluid. Chilled and hot water are mixed to appropriate temperature, depending on the operation (cooling or heating) of the radiant floors and zones. 

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Radiant Cooling Saturn Dealership

Saturn Dealership (White Bear Lake, MN)

The Saturn Service Center in White Bear Lake, Minnesota was able to increase energy efficiency and comfort with the installation of a custom REHAU radiant floor heating system. Specific requirements of the project included compensation for heat lost through large garage doors and the challenge of incorporating the existing oil reclamation boiler, which could not be moved.

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Radiant Heating Sheridan College

Sheridan College Davis Campus (Brampton, Ontario)

The energy performance of this new facility, which opened in fall 2017, exceeds the LEED Gold standard at 100 kilowatt hours per square meter per year (32.2 kBtu/ft2 /yr). The building uses REHAU radiant in-floor heating and cooling technology, which designers say was the obvious solution for tackling the challenge of maintaining comfortable temperatures in a structure with very high ceilings.

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Solaris Snow and Ice Melting Project

Solaris Town Center, Vail, CO

Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is Vail, Colorado’s town center, Solaris. A vastly impressive facility, Solaris boasts 79 condominium units and two stories of retail space, all encircling a community plaza where residents can enjoy a movie theatre, bowling alley and fitness center. With the amount of snow Vail typically receives, a robust, energy-efficient snow and ice melting (SIM) system was crucial. More than 75 miles (120 km) of RAUPEX pipe were used for the radiant heating and SIM systems throughout the complex.

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Spring Creek Village (Alberta, Canada)

This innovative residential community gently integrates and enhances the area’s natural waterways, forestry and mountain views. In addition to incorporating the natural environment, all buildings were designed to include energy-efficient amenities and alternative energy sources. The developer chose a REHAU Radiant Heating and Cooling System for its energy efficiency, durability and ease of installation.  An estimated several million feet of RAUPEX® pipe expected to be installed by completion of the entire project. 

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Saint John Transit (New Brunswick, Canada)

When the Saint John Transit Commission decided to replace its warehouse-style bus storage and maintenance building with a 10,219 m2 (110,000 ft2) operations center, commission members were intent on building a highly energy-efficient building. In order to achieve the LEED® Silver certification they were pursuing, the developers knew they had to think outside the box. A key component of their solution was a REHAU Radiant Heating System. 

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Sweetwater Spectrum (Sonoma, CA) 

Recognizing a need for housing support as their children with autism advanced into adulthood, a group of Northern California families combined forces to conceptualize the Sweetwater Spectrum community for adults with autism. The residential community incorporates a combined radiant heating and cooling system in its housing areas as well as in the 2,290 square foot community center.

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REHAU UBC Student Centre Project

University of British Columbia (UBC) Student Centre (Vancouver, BC)

This LEED® Gold certified building, designed in part by engineering students themselves, incorporates reused materials, passive solar heating and a ventilation system combined with radiant that harnesses a “stack effect’’ to move air through the building naturally. It incorporates a REHAU Radiant Heating System featuring RAUPEX® crosslinked polyethylene PEXa pipe installed in floors throughout the building to provide precise heat to 20 separate zones.

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University of Chicago Student Residence (Chicago, IL)

Campus North Residential Commons is a 400,000 ft2 (37,161 m2) energy-efficient structure designed with modern student life in mind. The housing complex bridges the academic community with the surrounding neighborhood of Hyde Park. Common areas are heated via a traditional forced-air system, while the living quarters use REHAU in-slab hydronic radiant heating and cooling. The radiant system was chosen early in the project for the dorm rooms in order to improve energy efficiency and enhance comfort for the students. 

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Region of Waterloo Emergency Medical Services Facility (Cambridge, Ontario)
This facility includes administrative offices and a garage capable of housing 12 ambulances. The use of a REHAU Radiant Heating System helped enable the facility to achieve the inaugural LEED® Gold rating under Canada’s LEED guidelines - the first project in the province of Ontario to ever receive an overall LEED Gold rating - in addition to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Gold status. The facility uses 60 percent less energy and 85 percent less water compared to a conventionally designed new building. 

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YWCA Toronto Elm Centre (Toronto, Ontario)

The YWCA Elm Centre is an $80 million, 302-unit affordable and supportive permanent housing complex for women and women-led families. The complex spans an entire city block and includes residential towers, a restaurant, boutique, auditorium and other commercial space, as well as the new YWCA Toronto corporate offices. The design incorporates a variety of sustainable construction elements, including an innovative thermally-activated slab radiant heating and cooling system manufactured by REHAU. 

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Geo-exchange


Arcadia University (Glenside, PA)

The Commons at Arcadia University is a 62,000 ft2 (5,760 m2) addition featuring student lounges, activity and dining areas and flexible meeting rooms. The Commons was designed with several energy-saving elements including both solar and geothermal systems to provide sustainable, renewable energy sources. While original specifications for the geothermal piping system called for traditional HDPE ground loops, Arcadia University was encouraged to switch from HDPE to RAUGEO PEXa pipe from REHAU. 

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Biohaus Environmental Living (Bemidji, MN)

The Waldsee BioHaus in Bemidji, MN is the first certified German Passivhaus in North America. The educational facility provides a level of energy efficiency beyond that of the US Green Building Council’s LEED standard, using 85 percent less energy than comparable US structures. Geo-exchange technology from REHAU is among the numerous innovative energy saving systems incorporated into the structure's design.

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Drake Landing Solar Community (Alberta, Canada)

The first community of its kind in North America, Drake Landing is modeled after a proven European technology known as "solar seasonal storage." Each home is heated by a system designed to store an abundance of solar energy underground during the summer months and redistribute the energy throughout the winter, fulfilling 90 percent of each home's space heating requirements. The solar energy system is composed of an array of 800 flat plat solar collectors and the RAUGEO geothermal heat exchange system, which includes high-pressure cross-linked polyethylene (PEXa) pipes from REHAU.

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Minnie Howard School (Alexandria, VA)

The renovation of this 54-year old school incorporated REHAU Geo-exchange technology in combination with solar technologies to cut natural gas consumption by 66%. The well field for the RAUGEOTM ground loop heat exchange system features 65 boreholes reaching 300 ft (90 m) deep to tap into the earth's natural energy for heating and cooling the school. In each borehole, REHAU PEXa pipe is fitted with RAUGEO Double U-bends for greater energy extraction. The RAUGEO system is anticipated to contribute to $400,000 life cycle cost savings over the next 20 years, as well as reduce greenhouse gases by 110,000 lbs of CO2 per year.

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Old Town Alexandria Residence (Alexandria, VA)

Retrofitting this historic home with a geothermal system presented a unique challenge for the owners and contractors. Typical boreholes for the ground loops require 20-foot spacing, but the backyard space wasn't big enough for the number of wells needed to accommodate the system's Btu requirements. The solution was found in the RAUGEO™ PEX-based ground source heat exchange system from REHAU, which includes double U-bends that collect of up to 30 percent more energy per borehole. 

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Village Green Homes (Loudoun County, VA)

When Robert Lauten, of Lauten Construction, wanted to incorporate technologies that would make his homes the first in Loudoun County to meet the US Green Building Council’s LEED standard, he turned to REHAU. Bringing REHAU’s leading edge heating and cooling systems into the design for his traditionally sized homes enabled Lauten to capitalize on a ground loop heat exchange system that has the potential to deliver 9 million Btu’s of energy, per year, to its eventual homeowners. This would offer a carbon offset of almost 3 million metric tons, compared to a traditional energy source.

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Whisper Valley Entrance

Whisper Valley Net-Zero Capable Community (Austin, TX)
One of the ten biggest developments of its kind in the US, this sustainable, master-planned community features 7,500 Net-Zero ready homes. All structures will be geothermal and solar equipped, capable of achieving the Net-Zero energy (or carbon neutral) standard adopted by the City of Austin’s Municipal Building Code for all new construction homes. Homeowners incur no upfront costs for the geothermal system, as the ground loop infrastructure is pre-installed throughout the community.

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Plumbing

EVERLOC+ Projects

REHAU Edgemont Plumbing Reference

3730 Egdemont | North Vancouver, BC

This new townhome development located near Vancouver Harbour is designed to take full advantage of the area’s enviable climate and surroundings. To bring their West Coast design to life, the developers chose high-quality, durable construction materials, including the REHAU PEXa plumbing system installed by Scott Rowland of PipeCraft Mechanical. The REHAU design combines EVERLOC+ compression-sleeve fitting technology with RAUPEX UV shield PEXa pipe to give owners and installers reason to be confident in the security of their plumbing system.

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St. Thomas EVERLOC+ Project

Railway Estates | St. Thomas, ON 

Located two hours outside Toronto, ON lies a high-end multi-family project that will soon be called “home” to many new residents. Prouse Electric & Mechanical based in Tillsonburg, ON, saw this as a perfect opportunity to install the REHAU PEXa plumbing system including RAUPEX PEXa UV shield pipe and EVERLOC+ fittings. 

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Pre-insulated Piping


Miramar College Admin Building, (San Diego, CA)

Plans for this new 17,000 ft2 (1,579 m2) administration building and student welcome resource center originally called for installing a heating and cooling system similar to the campus’s existing system, which distributed hot and cold water through steel pipe. After consulting with REHAU representatives, however, Southland Industries, the project engineer, decided to use REHAU INSULPEX pre-insulated PEXa pipe. 

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Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)

In 2011, an aging and outdated cooling system in this 230-student dormitory was scheduled to be replaced, but instead of operating as an independent entity, the new cooling system would bring chilled water from a central plant to the dormitory.The school needed an energy piping solution that would last, and would be easy to install, so they chose INSULPEX to meet both these demands.

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Steamboat Springs Promenade and Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO

On a late winter afternoon in early 2012, a crowd of 3,000 people gathered at the base of the ski area in Steamboat Springs, Colo., where a 70,000-sq-ft “Promenade” had been completed the previous fall. Few were aware that beneath the pavers and concrete underfoot, a sophisticated array of pipes and manifolds melted snow and ice in real time, making the evening’s activities possible.

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Fort Lewis College Student Residences, (Durango ,CO)

To reduce energy costs, Fort Lewis College sought to centralize boiler hot water production for baseboard heating in four of its residence halls, which are among the campus' most energy-intensive buildings. But instead of operating 12 boilers in four locations on campus, they wanted to centralize the operation to just three high-efficiency boilers in one location. In order to do this however, they needed a way to distribute hot water back to the residence halls while ensuring no energy was lost along the way.

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Denver Zoo, Denver, CO

Denver Zoo’s Asian Tropics complex allows visitors to explore the rich history of animals in Asian culture. Designed to provide an appealing environment for the animals, the complex also features numerous aspects of sustainable design to move closer to the zoo’s goal of becoming a zero-waste facility. The project uses nearly 3,000 ft (914 m) of large-diameter REHAU INSULPEX pre-insulated PEX piping to distribute heated fluid to various areas and buildings within the complex.

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Turf Conditioning

REHAU Turf Conditioning in Denver Broncos Stadium

Sports Authority Field, Englewood, CO

In January 2015, head turf manager Chris Hathaway faced a tight, February-to-April time frame to replace the turf heating system under the Broncos playing field. The project involved ripping up the field, removing the original heating system replacing it with a new and improved heating system before laying down a new playing field. The REHAU system installed under the field features nearly 20 miles of 3/4-in RAUPEX (PEXa) non-barrier pipe.

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REHAU Turf Heating | Denver Broncos Practice Field

Denver Broncos Practice Fields, Englewood, CO

The Broncos training facility has two outdoor natural grass fields, one of which used an outdated electric soil heating system that was expensive to operate. That system was replaced with a REHAU Turf Conditioning System, a hydronic system that circulates warm water through pipes to maintain a 60° root zone temperature. In addition, the system features REHAU Smart Controls, which provides remote, around-the-clock monitoring and control of the root zone temperature.

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Cleveland Browns Turf Conditioning System by REHAU

Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, OH

Rising 12 stories above Lake Erie, Cleveland Browns Stadium experiences chilly lake-effect temperatures. REHAU’s innovative turf conditioning system prevents the field from freezing and enables healthy green turf to grown long after the normal growing season, allowing the facility to host year around outdoor footall. The system consists of nearly 40 miles of RAUPEX 02 Barrier crosslinked polyethylene (PEXa) pipe that distributes heated fluid from a series of boilers through an underground piping network.

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Snow and Ice Melting

Falls View Casino Resort

Fallsview Casino Resort in Ontario, Canada

This upscale casino and resort is located near the famous Horseshoe Falls, which gives off a mist throughout the year that can result in dangerous ice accumulation during cold weather. To increase safety for visitors walking around the property, the owners installed a REHAU Hydronic Snow and Ice Melting System, featuring RAUPEX O2 Barrier crosslinked polyethylene (PEXa) pipe, underneath outdoor pathways.

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Solaris Snow and Ice Melting Project

Solaris Town Center, Vail, CO

Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is Vail, Colorado’s town center, Solaris. A vastly impressive facility, Solaris boasts 79 condominium units and two stories of retail space, all encircling a community plaza where residents can enjoy a movie theatre, bowling alley and fitness center. With the amount of snow Vail typically receives, a robust, energy-efficient snow and ice melting (SIM) system was crucial. More than 75 miles (120 km) of RAUPEX pipe were used for the radiant heating and SIM systems throughout the complex.

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Steamboat Springs Promenade and Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO

On a late winter afternoon in early 2012, a crowd of 3,000 people gathered at the base of the ski area in Steamboat Springs, Colo., where a 70,000-sq-ft “Promenade” had been completed the previous fall. Few were aware that beneath the pavers and concrete underfoot, a sophisticated array of pipes and manifolds melted snow and ice in real time, making the evening’s activities possible.

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Mercedes-Benz Dealership, Burlington, Ontario

When designing and constructing this modern dealership, the owners kept an eye toward sustainability as well as features for customer and employee comfort. Among these are a REHAU snow and ice melting system in the outdoor areas surrounding the building. The system, including a total of 16,000 feet (4,880 m) of 5/8-in. RAUPEX pipe and 7 PRO-BALANCE manifolds, was incorporated into all customer entrances and walkways, as well as the outdoor ramps to the dealership’s 17 service bays.

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Police Headquarters, London, Ontario

This important building for law enforcement is able to avoid potential winter hazards with a REHAU Snow and Ice Melting System. The system was installed under the garage entry ramp which features a steep incline that posed a potential hazard during the winter season, particularly for trucks and larger police vehicles entering the garage. RAUPEX® pipe provides extended system life and optimum performance under rugged conditions, resisting conventional solvents and chemicals as well as hydrous salt and acid solutions.

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Chenequa Fire Department in Chenequa, WI

This community firehouse faces the challenge of having a hill location and a steep driveway, which posed a hazard when ice would form during Wisconsin’s notoriously cold winter months. Its close proximity to a major intersection was also a safety concern that had to be addressed when the facility was being evaluated for renovations. Ultimately, a REHAU Snow and Ice Melting System was installed in the driveway to cut the risk of trucks and people sliding on the winter ice.

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Water Service Piping


City of St. Zotique, Quebec, Canada

After having installed a MUNICIPEX water service line for a three-story condominium in St. Zotique, Quebec, the city found a problem with the curb valve that required them to isolate the water main. With traditional copper service line, the repair would have shut down water service to a number of customers while costing the city valuable time and money. 

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REHAU MUNICIPEX PI - City of Thompson Project Profile

City of Thompson, Manitoba, Canada

A small mining town located in northern Manitoba called Thompson may not be your first guess for a Canadian city that would pioneer the use of a cutting-edge technology for its water supply infrastructure. But Thompson became the first city in Canada to use REHAU MUNICIPEX Pre-insulated PEXa water service pipe when it installed about 3,700 ft (1,127 m) in September 2015. 

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Fauquier County WSA

Fauquier County WSA, Virginia

When a municipality needs to replace aging water mains, the project can take months, but residents clearly cannot go that long without water service. The Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (FCWSA) used a creative solution while upgrading the water main in the Virginia town of Bealeton. Crews laid out 10,000 ft (3,048 m) of 2-in. REHAU MUNICIPEX PEXa water service pipe while using an above-ground temporary water main.

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Water Service Line Replacement, Nuremburg, Germany

Rehabilitation measures are increasingly required in the German city of Nuremberg due to old, corroding drinking water lines. The renovation effort requires a fast underground installation. Using water service lines made of flexible, durable PEXa from REHAU, the work was completed with more speed and efficiency in comparison to pipes made of ordinary PE 100.

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South Blount Utility District, Tennessee

Seeking an alternative to copper water service pipe, a team at the South Blount Utility District in Tennessee learned about REHAU MUNICIPEX crosslinked polyethylene (PEXa) piping, and decided to test the pipe in a gravel bed outside the utility's service bay entrance. For five months, 15 to 30 half-ton pickup trucks ran over the gravel area on a daily basis. The team noted that in addition to maintaining pressure, the pipe exhibited no major indentations and only minor scratches, and had not been permanently flattened in any areas.

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Water Supply System Renovation, Tuenz, Germany

A local district water supply renovation in Tuenz, Germany faced the challenges of tight deadlines, economic considerations and a difficult installation involving very rocky soil.  The district chose crosslinked PEXa water service pipe from REHAU for its exceptionally high resistance against point loads that occur in rocky soils. Compared to pipes made of ordinary PE 100, REHAU PEXa pipes are considerably more durable, safer and more reliable in trenchless installations.

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