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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This new cooling technology also prevents viral spread

GreenBiz

This new cooling technology also prevents viral spread. In the face of dangerous heat waves this summer, Americans have taken shelter in air-conditioned cooling centers. The same air conditioning systems that keep us cool recirculate air around us, potentially spreading the coronavirus.

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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

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

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

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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

Sponsored content: Green chiller is cool choice

Envirotec Magazine

The post Sponsored content: Green chiller is cool choice first appeared on Envirotec.

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.

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

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

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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

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

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

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. Located on the lake's eastern shore, Retro Boat Rentals has unveiled a collection of fiberglass boats from the 50s and 60s that have been restored using state-of-the-art electric motors

This green wall uses upcycled clay tiles for natural cooling

Inhabitat - Innovation

These clay tile planters are an alternative to plastic flower pots

Passively cooled Californian beach house channels Australian vibes

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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

'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

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

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

Will Southeast Asia warm to climate-friendly cooling?

Eco-Business

Eco-Business asked Professor James Trevelyan how the region can stay cool without cooking the planet [PODCAST] Air-conditioning is in hot demand in Southeast Asia, but the energy-guzzling technology exacerbates climate change.

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

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

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

Cooling a hidden threat for climate change and sustainable goals, says Oxford study

Envirotec Magazine

Past research suggests that growing international demand for cooling has the potential to drive one of the most substantial increases in greenhouse gas emissions in recent history. A new study, led by the University of Oxford and published on 19 October in Nature Sustainability , sets out a framework for delivering sustainable cooling. It also examines cooling needs in the context of sustainable development, and finds that this is a global blind spot.

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

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.”

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

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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

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

AGreenLiving

Italian firm Barberio Colella Architetti and architect Angelo Figliola have unveiled a futuristic vision for an urban oasis in Abu Dhabi that combines cutting-edge technology with low-tech systems to stay naturally cool in extreme climates.

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 The post AeroShield Materials Targets Heating and Cooling Emissions by ‘Super-insulating’ Windows appeared first on Greentown Labs. MEMBER SPOTLIGHT AeroShield Materials buildings cooling efficiency heating windowsAeroShield Material’s glass-based aerogel.

A geometric double roof promotes natural cooling at this Tropical Chalet

Inhabitat - Innovation

This four-bedroom villa relies on perforated brick for natural ventilation while remaining protected from the elements

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

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.

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

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

5 Cool eco-Friendly Gift Items for a Timeless Party Look

Green Living Guy

We love to surprise our friends and family with cool gift items, however choosing gifts for people is not an easy task. The post 5 Cool eco-Friendly Gift Items for a Timeless Party Look appeared first on Green Living Guy.