How to Become More Sustainable With Your Heating Choices in Large Industrial Spaces

In the quest for sustainable heating, every decision counts. When it comes to heating large industrial spaces, the choices we make can have a significant impact on both the environment and the bottom line. With rising energy costs and growing environmental concerns, businesses are increasingly seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint while maintaining efficient operations. In this blog, we'll explore how industrial facilities can become more sustainable by making smart heating choices.

Energy Audits: Know Your Consumption

Before implementing any changes, it's essential to understand your current energy consumption patterns. Conducting a thorough energy audit can provide valuable insights into where and how energy is being used within your facility. Identify areas of inefficiency and prioritise opportunities for improvement.

Invest in High-Efficiency Equipment

Upgrading to high-efficiency sustainable heating equipment is one of the most effective ways to reduce energy consumption and lower emissions. Modern technologies offer significantly higher efficiency levels compared to older, outdated systems. While the initial investment may be higher, the long-term savings in energy costs and maintenance expenses make it a worthwhile investment.

For example, installing the condensing low NOX ultra-efficient RHeco range of suspended gas fired unit heaters is a great choice for longevity. RHeco units are ideal for new carbon low buildings, or organisations looking to provide even heat whilst reducing emissions. The RHeco range is an economical choice and can repay the extra initial cost in fuel savings in 2-4 years depending on usage.

Benefits include:

  • Thermal efficiency of 100% at full load and up to 109% at minimum load for lower operational costs
  • "Pull through” technology ensures no gas can escape into the heated space
  • Powerful air throw means improved heat distribution
  • Substantially reduced CO2 and NOx emissions

Suitable for many large industrial spaces such as factory floors, warehouses and even retail and sports hall facilities.

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Implement Smart Controls to Optimise Heating Distribution

Advancements in technology have made it possible to achieve greater control and automation of heating systems. Smart thermostats, sensors, and building management systems allow for precise monitoring and adjustment of temperatures based on real-time data and occupancy schedules. By intelligently managing heating levels and optimising energy usage, businesses can achieve significant energy savings without sacrificing comfort or functionality.

Choose the NovaEMS for intelligent energy management for singular or multi-sites

Combining Reznor’s technically advanced unit and radiant heater ranges with Pilot Group’s intelligent system, which monitors, controls, and improves the performance of a building’s energy outputs, users can make their operations as efficient as possible.

Nova EMS is ideal for businesses who operate in industry buildings, out of town retail spaces, warehouses and factories, such as those working in the manufacturing sectors, who are looking to reduce their energy bills and enhance employee comfort.

The NovaEMS is compatible with:

  • RHeco Unit Heater Range
  • Photon Unit Heater Range
  • Vision Radiant Heater Range

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Prioritise Insulation and Air Sealing

An often-overlooked aspect of efficient heating is the building envelope itself. Proper insulation and air sealing are essential for minimising heat loss and maintaining consistent indoor temperatures. Evaluate the insulation levels in walls, ceilings, and floors, and identify any areas where air leaks may be occurring. Investing in insulation upgrades and air sealing measures can yield substantial energy savings and improve overall building comfort.

Promote Employee Engagement and Awareness

Sustainability is a collective effort that requires the participation and commitment of everyone within the organisation. Educate employees about the importance of energy conservation and encourage them to adopt energy-saving practices in their daily activities. Simple actions, such as turning off lights and equipment when not in use or adjusting thermostat settings, can make a significant difference in reducing energy consumption and promoting a culture of sustainability.


In conclusion, achieving sustainable heating in large industrial spaces requires a holistic approach that combines technological innovation, operational efficiency, and employee engagement. By investing in high-efficiency equipment, utilising renewable energy sources, optimising distribution systems, implementing smart controls, prioritising insulation and air sealing, and fostering a culture of sustainability, businesses can reduce their environmental impact and create a more resilient and efficient operation for the future. Embracing sustainability isn't just good for the planet – it's also a smart business decision that can lead to long-term cost savings and competitive advantage.

Are you looking for a bespoke industrial heating solution?

At Reznor, we have a highly-experienced team of in-house designers and engineers, who can work with your industrial or commercial space to create a heating solution suited to your business. Request a bespoke design for warm air heating in your space, which include drawings, quotes and a site visit if applicable.

At Reznor we are here to support the HVAC industry with all of the tools you need in one place. But if you do have a query, our FAQ’s area will be sure to have the answers you need.

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