Super White Paint Helps Keep Buildings Cool

CleanTechnica

Buildings Science heat island materials science radiative cooling super white paint UCLAResearchers at UCLA have created a super white paint that can reflect up to 98% of incoming heat from the sun.

New Solution For Cooling Solar Panels

CleanTechnica

A new technique for cooling solar panels has been under development in Egypt. A mixture of water, aluminum oxide, and calcium chloride hexahydrate cools the PV modules from underneath.

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Monday Motorbikes: The Gateway To Cool

CleanTechnica

But they’re also cool. Clean Transport CleanTechnica Reviews Electric Bikes Electric Vehicles Motorcycles + Scooters Ban Cars cool electric bikes Monday Motorbikes Mopeds personal electric vehicleI’ve had my eye on Monday since it first popped up on my Instagram feed. They’re cute.

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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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

Unusually Cool Weather & Snow In Some Areas … In May

CleanTechnica

It's unusually cool outside here in Louisiana. It's even been snowing in some areas of the country. It seems that May and last October decided to play a switch-a-roo. Climate Change Research Science Global Weirding Polar Vortex

Tesla Video Game Is Cool

CleanTechnica

Someone has gone and created a simple little Tesla video game in which you can walk around, watch videos about Tesla, talk to a Tesla-loving "CyberGirl," click through to Tesla.com using the game creator's referral code link, listen to cyber Elon Musk and Franz Holzhausen relay some useful statements that real Elon and Franz made, and more.

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

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

George Takei Asks If Cybertruck Is “Creepy or Cool”

CleanTechnica

Is the new Cybertruck creepy or cool?". In a video uploaded by George Takei as a part of his "Oh myyy" thing, he asks the question: "What do you think friends? Autonomous Vehicles Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles George Takei Oh myyy Tesla Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Made Electric Cars Cool, Auto Industry Has Been Slow To Follow

CleanTechnica

Tesla made electric cars cool. The importance of that masterpiece of marketing is hard to overstate. It was the centerpiece of the company’s strategy from the very beginning, and it continues to be the heart of the brand’s appeal today.

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 Air Conditioning Conundrum: More Cooling Begets More Climate Heating

CleanTechnica

As the environment gets hotter, the demand for air conditioning increases, which leads to more carbon emissions from generating plants, which in turn makes the environment even hotter. Climate Change air conditioning Carbon Emissions global heating Hawaiian Electric

Nissan: Free Parking At Cool Pavilion For Your Electricity. Mmmkay, Thanks.

CleanTechnica

Nissan has rolled out a unique opportunity for electric LEAF drivers in Japan.

Green Product Placement Is Making Sustainability Cool & Normal

CleanTechnica

Green marketing faces the challenge of creating and marketing innovative green products and services while persuading consumers. Green product placement is helping.

MellowVans’ Cool Electric Delivery Vehicles Look To Power The Global Last Mile Delivery Market.

CleanTechnica

Stellenbosch-based MellowVans seeks to help firms across the globe in this space in their quest to unlock operational efficiencies and cost savings by providing them with low cost and emission-free transport.

This green wall uses upcycled clay tiles for natural cooling

Inhabitat - Innovation

These clay tile planters are an alternative to plastic flower pots

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.

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

Passively cooled Californian beach house channels Australian vibes

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Seaside Reef House celebrates indoor-outdoor living and sustainable design

Volkswagen Pivots Away From SEAT For Low-Cost EV As Chinese Market Cools

CleanTechnica

Volkswagen's quest to build an electric car for less than 20,000 euros has taken a step backward after a decision was made to not pursue a sales strategy for the car in China due to market conditions.

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

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

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

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

To tackle global warming, countries must make cooling a part of post-pandemic recovery

Eco-Business

Amid rising temperatures, cooling technologies will be needed to protect people from heatwaves and keep vaccines and food fresh. Climate-friendly cooling could help humanity avoid 0.4°C

Playing it cool on climate: Cooling tech firms are not innovating or promoting energy-efficient products, report finds

Eco-Business

Demand for cooling tech is soaring in Asia, but the biggest makers of air-conditioners and refrigerators are failing to respond to climate concerns, a new report has found

'Hovering' gardens passively cool this energy-efficient home

Inhabitat - Innovation

This contemporary home is defined by its hanging gardens

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

Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

CleanTechnica

What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050.

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A Solar Chimney Can Save Energy & Boost Fire Safety (Video)

CleanTechnica

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AeroShield Materials Targets Heating and Cooling Emissions by ‘Super-insulating’ Windows

Greentown Labs

These advantages are significant—according to the Department of Energy, energy transfer through windows is responsible for 25 to 30 percent of residential heating and cooling use. “It’s MEMBER SPOTLIGHT AeroShield Materials buildings cooling efficiency heating windows

14 billion appliances could be needed by 2050: Why cooling must be a part of post-pandemic recovery

Eco-Business

Amid rising temperatures, cooling technologies will be needed to protect people from heatwaves and keep vaccines and food fresh. Climate-friendly cooling could help humanity avoid 0.4°C

Green Building Would Add 30,000 Plants & Trees To Cityscape

CleanTechnica

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Cool, California ranch house in San Francisco is a sustainable gem

Inhabitat - Innovation

Malcolm Davis Architecture has created an incredible home design that includes a stunning indoor-outdoor layout as well as several sustainable elements

This New York Agency Cut Its Energy Usage By 40%, & So Can You

CleanTechnica

Home Energy Management energy usage heating and cooling smart thermometerWould you like to cut energy usage in your home by 40%? One New York agency shows you how.

Breezy, prefab home stays naturally cool in tropical Costa Rica

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sustainable design practice A-01 (A Company / A Foundation) has combined traditional tropical architecture elements with modern prefabrication to produce the No Footprint House, a contemporary and energy-efficient abode that boasts a minimal environmental footprint

MAHLE’s new condenser keeps EV batteries cool during fast charging

Charged

MAHLE has introduced a new condenser for EVs that’s designed to ensure the battery is cooled during fast charging, protecting it from thermal damage. MAHLE’s new condenser also provides passenger compartment cooling capacity. Battery cooling is crucial for the performance of electric vehicles.

As the world warms, the call for climate-friendly cooling heats up

GreenBiz

The next phase of The Climate Group’s EP100 initiative stresses need for more energy-efficient air conditioners, especially in emerging economies. Energy & Climate HVAC

Sunlight-Reflecting ‘Cool Walls’ Can Save Building Owners Big Money, Study Says

GreenTechMedia

sunlight-reflecting “cool walls” could save as much or more energy than reflective cool roofs. There's no formal universal definition of what constitutes a “cool wall," said Ronnen Levinson, study co-author and staff scientist at Berkeley Lab. cool walls could lead to annual HVAC energy costs savings of up to 11 percent for standalone retail stores, 8.3 This will help you find a cool paint, stucco or cladding for your building.”

Earth cooled naturally long before human heating

Eco-Business

Once again the past shows the role of greenhouse gases in climate change. It also confirms human heating as the main cause of global warmth

Brugg Cables to launch 850-amp liquid-cooled charging cable

Charged

Today’s conventional cables typically max out at 550 amps, but thanks to an in-wire cooling system, the Alligator-HPC was able to manage currents of up to 1,000 amps under laboratory conditions at an ambient temperature of 40° C. The cooling system allows cable lengths of up to 7 meters.

Episode 185: Word games, cool planes , Nori's blockchain-driven carbon removal mission

GreenBiz

Plus, many of those food waste stats you've heard don't include what's discarded at the farm. Tune in to hear about both the problem, and potential solutions. Aviation Carbon Removal Climate Strategy Podcast Transportation & Mobility Food Waste GreenBiz 350 Podcast