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Many IT companies are now building data centers in cool climates, then using the outside air to partially cool the servers instead of energy inefficient air conditioning.
Date: 04/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
Mojave Breeze hybrid air cooler
The Mojave Breeze hybrid air cooler uses indirect evaporative cooling without bringing humid air into homes and requires 80% less electricity than conventional air conditioning.
Date: 03/14/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: HVAC
Prototype of high-efficiency rooftop air conditioning unit
The Department of Energy says it has developed a new design for rooftop air conditioning units that would reduce energy consumption by 50 to 60 percent compared to current models.
Date: 02/09/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
Americold storage
Digital Lumens' LED Lighting Systems--which save up to 90 percent of lighting energy--have been installed in Americold facilities in three states.The fixtures also reduce AC and chiller power consumption in cold storage warehouses by 20-40 percent by eliminating heat transfer to chilled food.
Date: 03/29/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Arch Rock has developed a new data center monitoring program, which measures and relates temperature, humidity, electricity use, and fan speed to create the most energy efficient conditions.
Date: 10/26/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
Just Venting website commentary on the McKinsey report “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy".
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
In an effort to save energy, major HVAC and thermostat companies have been turning to "smarter" thermostats -- wireless, connected thermostats that can often be set up online. These new smart thermostats are expected to be more user-friendly than earlier versions.
Date: 10/04/2012
Type: Article
A group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara is leading research efforts into integrated building design, in which active control of indoor airflows could greatly improve the ventilation and efficiency of heating and cooling in buildings.
Date: 03/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Control Systems
IR body scan. Photo Credit: http://www.watershed.net/About-Saunas/
Human body heat from Stockholm's Central Station is providing as much 25% of the heat for a nearby green building.
Date: 01/20/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Conversion

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