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Long term societal forces require new concepts to provide thermal management.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: HVAC
Many HVAC systems run at full power or no power. By designing automated partial power modes, huge energy gains have be achieved with short payback periods.
Date: 06/12/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: HVAC
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
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will be receiving $1.8 million in stimulus funding to improve the HVAC efficiencies in government buildings.
Date: 09/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: HVAC
HVAC equipment manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates have agreed on a set of standards that are aimed at dramatically reducing energy use in homes. The standards are to take effect in 2013 and are expected to save the equivalent of the total annual energy needs of Michigan.
Date: 10/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: HVAC
With the help of its local utility, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will launch a three-year energy efficiency project , "MIT Efficiency Forward," that will trim electricity use 15 percent and save the university $50 million.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
Researchers at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory have designed a new air conditioner that uses both evaporative cooling and a liquid desiccant to remove moisture. Engineers believe it could use up to 90% less energy than conventional air conditioners in humid areas.
Date: 06/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: HVAC
The Department of Energy's new Research Support Facility on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus is now the nation's largest zero-energy office building.
Date: 07/06/2010
Westarkade tower in Frankfurt, Germany.
A sensor-tuned facade lets fresh air in without throwing energy out.
Date: 09/09/2010
green construction
A new study from the Building Codes Assistance Project reveals that the average incremental cost of constructing a new home to meet the current energy efficiency building code is relatively small, and that owners will recoup those costs through energy savings in less than four years.
Date: 11/20/2010
Type: News

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