AIRFLOOR™ Overview

AIRFLOOR™ is a network of hollow steel forms embedded in concrete that operates as an efficient air plenum and heat-storage mass. Commercial HVAC units easily connect up. AIRFLOOR™ reduces energy costs, eliminates overhead ducts and soffits and provides uniform temperature control. It adds only 5” to floor height. Using AIRFLOOR™ earns your building up to 6 LEED™ points!

Rush University Medical Center

The Rush University Medical Center job in Chicago, Illinois is a perfect use of the AirFloor system.  Architectural Firm, Blah Blah Blah used the AirFloor system to created a flowing space outside of Chicago.

SC Johnson’s Museum

This unique project, a 70,000 sf facility on the historic, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed campus of SC Johnson Wax, includes exhibition space, a new employee dining facility, and additional employee amenities such as a fitness center, store, bank, and coffee shop…

St. Isadore Church

W2A performed a Master Plan and Preliminary Design for the Church of St. Isidore for a new 47-acre site in Milford Township, just outside Quakertown.

Saddle Peak House

With its organic, horizontal silhouette, raw concrete facade, and Bauhaus-leaning interiors, this midcentury nature retreat brings modernity to the mountains. Designed by California architect Michael Sant, the Saddle Peak House is a modernist confection made of glass, concrete, and wood nestled in the rugged Santa Monica Mountains.

AIRFLOOR™ is a hybrid radiant/forced air system that leverages the advantages of a forced air system; rapid response times, and provides both heating and cooling yet delivers the thermal comfort and efficiency advantages of a radiant system. In lieu of using heated water lines like a traditional radiant floor system, AIRFLOOR™ uses conditioned air from conventional mechanical equipment.

Simple sheet metal stamped bowls resembling mini-igloos, 12 inches square with openings on each side are hooked together over the entire subfloor of a home, and then covered with a thin layer of light weight self-leveling concrete. This creates a hollow concrete floor providing both radiant and forced air heating and cooling, with the ability to locate registers anywhere in the floor without conflict or coordination. Although the concrete floor is pressurized with air, the entire floor acts like a giant duct, so air is delivered to the registers at a low velocity. The noise of blowing air is almost eliminated entirely.

Sustainable Benefits

AIRFLOOR™ Floors provide significant sustainable advantages for the construction and operation of a building.

LEED Certifiable Product

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated.

Why Choose AIRFLOOR™?

AIRFLOOR™ is an improved alternative to a hot water radiant system since it has the same radiant benefits plus the cost-saving advantage that both heating and cooling are provided by a single system.

From the project’s inception, team members collaborated to create the most efficient and sustainable heating and cooling system possible without compromising occupant comfort during harsh winter months. John Gregerson

Architect, The ERNMidwest

Buildings are a prime example of how human systems integrate with natural systems,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The Rush project efficiently uses our natural resources and makes an immediate, positive impact on our planet, which will tremendously benefit future generations to come. Rick Fedrizzi

President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council