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Water innovation ‘fantasy league’

Envirotec Magazine

An event with a strong track record for selecting technologies that go on to succeed in the water arena, BlueTech Forum (Vancouver, 7-8 June) has selected its first tranche of “innovation showcase” companies.

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

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

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

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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


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

This green wall uses upcycled clay tiles for natural cooling

Inhabitat - Innovation

These clay tile planters are an alternative to plastic flower pots

CleanTech Innovation Showcase Day 3- Track #1 Recap

CleanTech Alliance

Written by Lindsay McCormick, notes provided by Jon Okun Presenting company track #1 on day 3 of the CleanTech Innovation Showcase consisted of three presenters: Advanced Data Cooling Technologies (ADC), E2Metrix, and Molecule Works. First, Niall Davidson from Advanced Data Cooling Technologies (ADC) talked about the increased prevalence of data centers and how they’re set […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase innovation recap showcase

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

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

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. Innovation in liquid air energy storage.

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

‘Fantasy league’ reveals future of water innovation

Envirotec Magazine

Event organiser BlueTech Research has announced the first “innovation showcase” companies who will appear at the BlueTech Forum event in Vancouver, Canada, on 7-8 June 2022. They have created a dream lineup of innovations to be showcased at BlueTech Forum 2022. “I

Why should the Asian Development Bank care about sustainable cooling?


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.

Energy efficient bamboo device in Vietnam is a cooling system


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

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.

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

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

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

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

Why compatible components are a must for liquid cooling systems


As EV charging liquid cooling system designers look for areas to optimize thermal management efficiency, sustainability and reliability, they have started to explore innovative system components. Sponsored by CPC.

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.

Sponsored content: Green chiller is cool choice

Envirotec Magazine

As we grow our energy requirements grow with us, we’re excited about this innovative combination of technology and eco-friendly refrigeration – representing the final step in our ambition to be self-sufficient in renewable energy.”.

Passively cooled Californian beach house channels Australian vibes

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

'Hovering' gardens passively cool this energy-efficient home

Inhabitat - Innovation

This contemporary home is defined by its hanging gardens

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

REBRANDED transforms factory-rejects into cool streetwear


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

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

Groundfridge uses insulation, not electricity, to stay cool


The Groundfridge refrigerated cellar by Dutch designer Studio Floris Schoonderbeek cools using natural insulation and a battery-powered ventilation system

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

12 Cool Tech Innovations That Contribute To The Greater Good

Forbes Green Tech

Experts from Forbes Technology Council share their favorite tech innovations that genuinely contribute to the greater good

The future of the fashion industry requires innovative circular systems


The future of the fashion industry requires innovative circular systems. Yitzac has innovated again around the creation of a yarn system that allows us to produce stronger-than-traditional virgin yarns that are also higher performing than traditional synthetics.

Cool collaboration? Firms showcase SIM card made from recycled refrigerators

Envirotec Magazine

” “This innovation project with Veolia will support our telecom customers in their ecological transition by transforming waste into environmentally responsible SIM cards,” said Emmanuel Unguran, Vice President, Mobile Connectivity Solutions at Thales.”

This home in Vietnam stays cool with a rooftop rainwater sprinkler

Inhabitat - Innovation

This modular housing model conserves water and produces twice the energy it needs through solar panels

These ultra-cool, vintage-style travel trailers can go off the grid for a week

Inhabitat - Innovation

Handcrafted in California by Bowlus Road Chief, these aluminum-clad travel trailers offer race car-inspired aerodynamics that provide the smoothest ride possible. Additionally, the incredible campers can even go off the grid for various periods of time before needing recharged

An Upstate New York studio heated and cooled without fossil fuels

Inhabitat - Innovation

With retirement and grandchildren on the horizon, a Manhattanite couple reached out to GRT Architects to design their new home in upstate New York's Dutchess County

Solar-powered umbrella uses the sun to cool you down


So it makes sense that the same umbrella could be adorned with solar panels and allowed to collect the sun’s energy in order to provide a cooling result Sun umbrellas are an ubiquitous scene on coastal beaches, offering shade from the blistering sun.

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.

Solar helps make this cool Austin tower net energy neutral


Austin's iconic skyscraper The Independent designed by Rhode Partners has just achieved LEED Gold status and won the 2022 Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Award of Excellence as the Best Tall Building — Residential. This net energy neutral project is the only one in Texas to receive the award