How niche is the Radiator Labs heat-control system? [GigaOm] - Brooklyn


Feb. 26, 2014 10:45 am

How niche is the Radiator Labs heat-control system? [GigaOm]

Team members from Radiator Labs. Used by permission.

Is a way to finally control the heat coming from steam radiators, sparing apartment dwellers and saving landlords money, really a tiny niche? GigaOm throws some serious doubts in the direction of Radiator Labs, a company whose crowdfunding campaign to give people in steam heated buildings a way to reign in the heat and save energy we covered.

This reporter grew up in Kansas and lived in Wisconsin. He’s seen radiators in a lot more places than the industrial Northeast. Could the size of the niche be underestimated?

But, Cox has another problem. the number of apartments with radiators is relatively small — maybe 7 million units he said. That would translate to roughly 25 million radiators. There’s also a commercial market with about 40 million radiators.

And it’s not growing. Basically his market is limited to pre-war apartments on the Northeast that use steam heat. No one is building these anymore, although one advantage for him, is that they are also expensive to retrofit and remove as part of a renovation.


Companies: Radiator Labs
Already a member? Sign in here


‘Everlane for sex toys’ comes into $500,000 of funding

Funding news about Voltaiq

Brooklyn’s tech scene showed out for New Lab’s one-year anniversary



You can win up to $360,000 at the WeWork Creator Awards

Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Senior Software Engineer (Java + Apache Spark)

Apply Now

What makes a ‘maker’? Four makers explain

3 Brooklyn startups make semifinals of 43North competition

Intel launches new workspace in New Lab



Explore how diverse teams build dynamic products with Dev Bootcamp

Sign-up for daily news updates from Brooklyn

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!