The Advantages of Using Geothermal Energy for Heating and Cooling

U.S. Green Technology

All of us know that geothermal energy is used for heating, but cooling? Yes, it is also used for cooling as well. Both heating and cooling are provided with the help of ground temperatures which remain constant.

Utilities are the new cool

GreenBiz

Thriving in the age of climate change pivots around electricity, and that means electric utilities are at the center. Energy & Climate Innovation resilience Solar Utilities Wind Power Energy Storage

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How solar-charged HVAC keeps trucking cool

GreenBiz

How solar-charged HVAC keeps trucking cool. Most drivers spend their off-duty time in the sleeper compartments of their trucks, sometimes keeping the truck idling to get power and to cool or heat their space. Idling to keep cool. Mike Roeth. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 00:01.

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Renewable Energy for Combating Rising Heating and Cooling Costs

U.S. Green Technology

Rising heating and cooling costs are often the first way people recognize the pace of global warming, but a few renewable. The post Renewable Energy for Combating Rising Heating and Cooling Costs appeared first on U.S.

5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion

GreenBiz

From carbon-negative polyester to dissolvable thread, here's a handful of surprising startups making waves in the apparel industry. Circular Economy Fashion In the Loop Innovation

5 cool measurement tools attempting to quantify regenerative agriculture

GreenBiz

5 cool measurement tools attempting to quantify regenerative agriculture. Jesse Klein. Thu, 02/11/2021 - 00:05. Many practices are associated with regenerative agriculture — anything from no-till practices to pesticide-free farming.

China cools on biodegradable plastic

Eco-Business

With the official stance shifting from all-in to wait-and-see, the future of biodegradable plastic in China is uncertain

Cool vegan recipes for a hot summer

Inhabitat - Innovation

What makes food summery? Our top summer food picks are lighter than winter meals. They're unfussy dishes that won't have you standing inside for hours over a hot stove when you could be enjoying a summer evening

Capturing carbon one cooling tower at a time

GreenBiz

The startup Noya is turning already-built infrastructure into new carbon capture plants

Millions at risk as India's severe heatwave exposes cooling gaps

Eco-Business

As India and Pakistan struggled to cope with soaring temperatures this month, experts warn lack of access to cooling tech like AC, fridges and fans will cost lives and livelihoods

Researchers test seawater air conditioning as a renewable cooling alternative

Inhabitat - Innovation

Seawater air conditioning could be a viable, renewable alternative to air conditioning, and it could save us 77% in cooling costs. Here are the pros and cons

Refrigerants explained: How supermarket fridges can help the planet stay cool

GreenBiz

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Architects envision a lush, solar-powered oasis to cool Abu Dhabi

Inhabitat - Innovation

Oasys is a winning conceptual design to help 'Cool Abu Dhabi

A cool new energy-efficiency policy

Eco-Business

A single change in our approach to energy efficiency can enable more people around the world to stay cool, benefit consumers, and flatten the curve on cooling-related energy demand and emissions

Naturally cooled funicular offers spectacular views of the French Alps

Inhabitat - Innovation

Atelier 360 has given Les Arcs - Bourg Saint Maurice funicular a green renovation that emphasizes panoramic views and passive cooling

Liquid air: A cool option for energy storage?

Envirotec Magazine

Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) uses electricity to cool air until it liquefies, so it can be stored until an opportune moment arrives when it can be brought back to a gaseous state and used for power generation. The improved cooling increases liquid air production.

Cool retro boats restored with electric motors

Inhabitat - Innovation

For those planning a summer day on the waterways of Lake Michigan, there's a new ecological option that will help you spend the day boating in sustainable style.

This green wall uses upcycled clay tiles for natural cooling

Inhabitat - Innovation

These clay tile planters are an alternative to plastic flower pots

Sponsored Content: Exploring data centres’ free cooling potential

Envirotec Magazine

With as much as 40% of an average data centre’s energy consumption attributable to cooling, there is a clear need for more efficient heat transfer technology when aiming to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Volkswagen revamps classic 1960s microbus into a cool electric ride

Inhabitat - Innovation

VW has updated the classic T1 Samba Bus into an electric van called e-BULLI

This tiny home on wheels features a cool laundry chute

Inhabitat - Innovation

The tiny home features modern technologies including solar power options and keyless entry

Climate-friendly cooling can slow global warming

Eco-Business

As global temperatures rise and demand for air conditioning and refrigeration soars, all countries must adopt common-sense initiatives to make cooling more efficient, less emissions-intensive, and more affordable for consumers

Energy efficient bamboo device in Vietnam is a cooling system

Inhabitant

AREP, a multidisciplinary architecture agency, created a cooling system prototype based on the history, culture and original designs used by ancient civilizations. Called an adiabatic urban cooling system, the idea dates back centuries, yet is still perhaps the most natural solution for the challenges of cooling modern Vietnamese cities facing regular heat waves

Why should the Asian Development Bank care about sustainable cooling?

Eco-Business

ADB should play a more active role in stimulating green cooling innovation, writes Sindra Sharma-Khushal of climate change think tank E3G As the world warms, heat stress will harm economic productivity and worsen inequality across Asia.

Infinite Cooling Has the Potential to Capture 400 Billion Gallons of Lost Water Annually

Greentown Labs

Photo courtesy of Infinite Cooling. Industrial cooling towers use about as much water as all U.S. Infinite Cooling uses electric fields to capture 20 percent of water losses from those power plants, data centers, and other industrial facilities. The recovered water can be reused in the cooling tower, reducing the plant’s water consumption and cutting its costs. This is one area where you can have a huge impact,” says Maher Damak, CEO and co-founder of Infinite Cooling.

Cut poverty and energy use to cool the climate

Eco-Business

To cut poverty and energy use would cool the planet, build a more just society — but end dreams of economic growth

Recycled shipping container cafe utilizes passive cooling in India

Inhabitat - Innovation

Named Cafe Infinity after its infinity loop shape, the building was created as an example of architecture that can be both economical and eco-friendly

Sponsored content: Green chiller is cool choice

Envirotec Magazine

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Sponsored Content: Digester temperature: To heat or to cool?

Envirotec Magazine

Maintaining the optimum digestion temperature may require additional heating or cooling. In some cases, cooling may also be required, for example where the feedstock coming into the digester comes from a higher temperature pre-treatment system such as a pasteuriser or hydrolysis tank.

This cool electric skateboard is made from recycled plastic

Inhabitat - Innovation

One designer felt inspired to clean up his town's coastline by turning plastic waste into electric skateboards

How will Pakistan stay cool while keeping emissions in check?

Eco-Business

In its updated NDC, Pakistan revealed it is working on a ‘Cooling Action Plan’. As need for refrigeration and air conditioning grows, how will policymakers keep the sector in line with climate pledges

Old Polish barn transforms into a cool contemporary home

Inhabitat - Innovation

Recently transformed from a decrepit old barn into a sleek contemporary home, the Silesian House by mode:lina incorporates timber and other natural materials

Oil companies use cooling technology to continue Arctic drilling

Inhabitat - Innovation

Big oil companies are now turning to technology to protect their business from the effects of climate change

Tree-planting drones aim to cool a hot planet

Inhabitat - Innovation

Professional tree planters typically plant upward of 12,000 trees per week. Flash Forest has a plan to plant 100,000 trees a day — with drones

A green roof naturally cools a bioclimatic mosque in Indonesia

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Bioclimatic Community Mosque of Pamulang follows passive solar principles and boasts and active green roof to reduce the urban heat island effect

3D-printed modular oasis stays naturally cool in Abu Dhabi

Inhabitat - Innovation

Urban Dunes, a conceptual project, would be 3D-printed with sand

New cold plates offer reduced pressure drop, high cooling capacity

Charged

Electrical component manufacturer Mersen has developed a new cold plate product designed to provide high cooling capacity with minimal pressure drop. According to Mersen, conventional heat sinks cannot meet today’s high cooling requirements.

The future of EV charging and liquid cooling components

Charged

Level 3 power converters use liquid cooling as an effective way to manage the heat, enabling efficient performance of onboard batteries, charging stations and other key EV components such as charging cables. Liquid cooling is critical. Sponsored by CPC.

Fish clogging in cooling tunnels threatens power station safety

Envirotec Magazine

Sprats, a breed of fish that travel in large schools, have a history of clogging up nuclear power station cooling tunnels [1] – causing expensive and dangerous shutdowns. The post Fish clogging in cooling tunnels threatens power station safety first appeared on Envirotec.

'Hovering' gardens passively cool this energy-efficient home

Inhabitat - Innovation

This contemporary home is defined by its hanging gardens

Commentary: Scientists assert only breaching can cool Northwest waterways

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Eric Barker, Lewsiton Tribune, October 23, 2019 In a letter to Northwest policymakers Tuesday, more than 50 scientists said breaching the four lower Snake River dams is the only action that can counteract warm summertime water in the lower Snake and Columbia rivers that often reaches temperatures that can be lethal to salmon and […]. Commentary

REBRANDED transforms factory-rejects into cool streetwear

Inhabitant

REBRANDED is a new sustainable clothing line out of Los Angeles. Launched in February 2022, REBRANDED wants to revolutionize the way we view fashion. Inhabitat sat down with founder and CEO Tricia Hoke to discuss what inspired this new fashion line of discarded materials

Sculptural aluminum roof keeps Cal Poly building cool

Inhabitat - Innovation

California State Polytechnic University's (Cal Poly) Pomona campus recently welcomed a new gateway building that not only consolidates academic services, but also serves as a sustainable campus landmark. Los Angeles-based firm CO Architects designed the 140,000-square-foot building, a two-wing structure topped with an eye-catching aluminum roof that spans two acres