Marshall Cox is founder and CEO of Radiator Labs, a start-up that came out of Columbia University, developing a connected retrofit for – you got it – those ancient steam heating systems so ubiquitous in so many New York apartments, aka, the radiator. Called a Thermostatic Radiator Enclosure (TRE), the device allows steam heating systems to turn convective heat transfer on or off at each individual radiator location. In addition to saving up to 30% of a buildings heating bill, TREs grant an apartment owner direct control over their apartment’s heat.
Yes, someone brought steamed heat – and those cast iron relics – into the 21st Century.
Radiator Labs is the Grand Prize recipient of the 2012 MIT Clean Energy Prize, and is a New York City Greentech 50 company.
As for Cox himself: he’s an inSITE Fellow, and a Startup Leadership Fellow, where he was voted “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the 2012 NY chapter by peers.
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