How solar-charged HVAC keeps trucking cool

GreenBiz

How solar-charged HVAC keeps trucking cool. To reduce fuel consumption — which by extension decreases emissions — trucking fleets are using auxiliary electric battery HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) units in combination with solar panels installed on truck roofs.

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How Does a Control Valve Work in an HVAC System?

The Environmental Blog

Almost every HVAC system consists of pressure control valves that help in the smooth operation of the entire unit. From maintaining a specific pressure in the circuit to keeping the system pressure under control, the control valves play a crucial role in keeping the HVAC system safe. . Most HVAC systems operate within a specific pressure range. Without absolute control of these forces, the fluid components in the HVAC system may get damaged.

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What’s It Like to Be an HVAC Installer or Technician?

GreenTechMedia

What do HVAC technicians do? “Our HVAC technicians respond to emergency calls, troubleshoot and determine next steps as needed,” says Lednyak. ” What skills does an HVAC technician need? Different HVAC companies may tackle problems of varying complexity.

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[Blog] The Future of HVAC is Smart

Home Energy

The HVAC industry is not known for its quick rate of change, but when change comes, it shifts the industry dramatically. The introduction of scroll technology, SEER requirements that transformed system efficiency, smart Wi-Fi thermostats that changed how we interact with our systems, and the looming technician shortage that is

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Global search uncovers proven innovations in clean energy, climate solutions

GreenBiz

Clean Energy HVAC Innovation EntrepreneurshipInspiration from the longlist of finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards.

5 Reasons to Switch to Green HVAC Technology

Energy Refuge

Fortunately, there are green HVAC technologies available that can make a difference. Right now, you can claim a tax break when you have a new HVAC system installed. Enhance Your Existing HVAC Systems. There are several examples of green HVAC technology on the market that improve HVAC systems’ performance and make them more energy-efficient and ecologically-friendly. There is mounting evidence that HVAC systems are associated with better overall health.

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

GreenBiz

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

[Blog] Avoid These Pitfalls When Installing HVAC Sensors

Home Energy

Modern HVAC systems are getting smarter, which means they need sensors to tell them when to keep the house cool and when to let the temperature climb a little bit to save power when no one is home. These sensors serve a specific purpose, but they can be tricky to

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Renesas unveils integrated LIN interface sensor signal conditioner for EV HVAC Systems

Charged

HVAC plays a significant role in EV battery range, and OEMs are looking for ways to improve system efficiency while maintaining high performance and staying within tight cost constraints,” said Renesas VP Christian Wolf. With the ZSSC4132, customers can access a complete SSC solution that is already LIN certified, allowing them to easily and cost-effectively scale their HVAC system development for mid-range up to high-end EVs and hybrids.”.

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How solar-charged HVAC keeps trucking cool

AGreenLiving

How solar-charged HVAC keeps trucking cool Mike Roeth Tue, 08/11/2020 – 00:01 When most businesspeople travel for their jobs, they retire to their hotel room at the end of the day. To reduce fuel consumption — which by extension decreases emissions — trucking fleets are using auxiliary electric battery HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) units in combination with solar panels installed on truck roofs.

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Indoor Air Quality – How Cleantech Can Deliver a Healthier Future

CleanTech Group

Cleantech Insights Resources & Environment Sector Insights Sector Watch Air Quality HVACThe World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 92% of the global population live in areas where air pollution exceeds safe limits. Following global lock-downs.

This AI-driven energy efficiency app in Madrid's metro has many fans

GreenBiz

Artificial Intelligence Blockchain Energy & Climate HVAC Information Technology Transportation & Mobility Energy EfficiencyThe software has helped Metro de Madrid reduce its energy costs by 25 percent so far.

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How roasters and retailers can support farmers and make coffee more sustainable

AGreenLiving

Business Green 100-percent airline-plans corporate strategy food-systems hvac longlist offsetting-and renewable energyCollective action is needed. Here is the original: How roasters and retailers can support farmers and make coffee more sustainable.

Global search uncovers proven innovations in clean energy, climate solutions

AGreenLiving

Business Green 100-percent ashden clean energy fuels-and hvac longlist renewable energyInspiration from the longlist of finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards. Go here to read the rest: Global search uncovers proven innovations in clean energy, climate solutions.

Delta lifts off with $1 billion pledge to become carbon neutral

AGreenLiving

Business Green 100-percent aircraft-renewal airline-plans ashden aviation clean energy corporate strategy fuels-and hvac longlist offsetting-and renewable energy weight-reductionThe airline plans to invest in aircraft renewal, sustainable jet fuel, weight reduction, and CO2 offsetting and sequestration projects. Read the original post: Delta lifts off with $1 billion pledge to become carbon neutral.

Clean Energy Business Network Weekly Bulletin- July 23

CleanTech Alliance

MEMBER CONNECTIONSXChanger system offers 30% HVAC improvementThe XChanger is a forced heating and cooling air management […]. Source: CEBN, July 23, 2020 This week, Senate Republicans plan to release details of their COVID-19 aid package, CRES Forum hosts an event (today) addressing climate change plans among conservatives, and a coalition of mayors from cities across the world releases a COVID-19 recovery blueprint.

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Onsite Utility Services Announces the Launch of the Hospitality Clean Air as-a-Service Solution

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Delavan, Wisconsin - As hotels strategize to reopen and operate in today's new COVID environment, hotel owners and managers are scrambling to upgrade their HVAC systems to provide a safer, healthier indoor environment for workers, tenants, customers and students

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Companies Continue To Drive Demand For Clean Energy

Forbes Green Tech

The corporate market for renewable energy is set to break new records, thanks to falling prices, new financial instruments and the spread of the energy transition to transportation and HVAC. Markets such as China and Japan are set to see policy changes that will help markets there take off

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No room for solar on a high-rise? Seek out a parking deck

Solar Power World

Often, rooftops are riddled with obstructions like HVAC units, and there isn’t enough roof surface on high-rises to build a solar system that could offset significant electricity use — not to mention… The post No room for solar on a high-rise? Locating open surfaces that can host solar arrays large enough to offset a substantial amount of energy can be a challenge in cities.

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Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia 2020

Eco-Business

Into its 6th edition, the event will showcase HVAC-R, Water, Electrical and Solar Technologies, that cools and powers industrial plants, commercial and residential buildings The annual Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia is the region's leading trade community gathering for energy-efficient solutions in MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing) and Renewable Energy.

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[Blog] Which Refrigerant Has The Lowest GWP?

Home Energy

Knowing which refrigerant has the lowest GWP will allow HVAC contractors to take the opportunities As you probably know, 2020 will see the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implementing stricter rules concerning refrigerants in the United States. Specifically, HCFC refrigerants will no longer be produced in or imported into the United States.

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Lightning eMotors wins $45-million powertrain order from ABC Companies

Charged

With more than 500 components, and a multitude of custom-built systems including intricate wiring harnesses, DC fast charging systems, control software, framework, and several of the high-voltage HVAC components, we developed the powertrain in less than a year.”.

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Why Empty Office Buildings Still Consume Lots of Power During a Global Pandemic

GreenTechMedia

Shutting down key building systems like heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) can lead to unhealthy air or corrosion in boilers and chillers. HVAC accounts for a far greater portion of energy use, about a third or more for most buildings, and it can’t be shut off completely. That limits most HVAC energy-saving efforts to reducing run times, adjusting equipment sequencing, reducing static air pressure settings and other non-essential tweaks, Mendelson said.

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BMW i Ventures invests in Software Motor Company developing switched reluctance technology

Charged

BMW i Ventures will invest in Software Motor Company (SMC), a Silicon Valley-based company with experience with HVAC retrofit motors. Ryan Morris, Executive Chairman of SMC, said, “HVAC retrofit was the first step to drive adoption of our technology. SMC will use the funding to expand its product line and bring to market its full-stack Building Operating System (BOS) platform, designed to optimize energy and maintenance through intelligent automation.

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Sponsored content: Edinburgh welcomes whisky galore

Envirotec Magazine

Working with Harley Haddow who designed the M&E element of the project and FES Stirling who were the contractors, Grundfos supplied the complete HVAC system as well as delivering the peace of mind fire system.

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I Converted a Home Fully to Electricity. Here’s How It Worked — and What It Cost

GreenTechMedia

It is more cost effective to add solar and storage than to improve the efficiency of the building shell, or to replace existing HVAC equipment prior to its end of life with new high efficiency equipment. Barry Cinnamon is CEO of California's Cinnamon Energy Systems.

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A Home Buyer’s Guide to Green Homes

The Environmental Blog

One example is effective insulation and windows which can help to lock in heat during the winter, and cool air during the summer, requiring less usage of HVAC systems.

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Linear Labs to build new electric motor plant in Texas

Charged

The research and production center will create electric motors for EVs, robotics, HVAC and last-mile micromobility, in addition to various industrial applications. The city of Fort Worth and electric motor company Linear Labs have signed a $68.9-million economic incentive package. Linear Labs plans to secure a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to support thousands of new, skilled jobs over the next 10 years.

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Freebee deploys Lightning Systems’ EVs for on-demand public transport

Charged

Tim Reeser, Lightning Systems CEO, said, “Our EV powertrain and battery solution is configured and installed to support features such as wheelchair lifts, aftermarket HVAC systems, and third-party seating configurations. Freebee, a Florida-based operator of on-demand public transit vehicles, has ordered six Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350 HD passenger vans from Lightning Systems.

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What It Will Take to Achieve the Internet-of-Things Promise in Buildings

GreenTechMedia

Billions of those devices — sensors, intelligent lighting and HVAC systems, control systems — are being deployed in commercial buildings and industrial facilities. For the last decade and a half, we’ve been hearing about how the internet of things (IOT) will completely reshape how our buildings operate — and how people operate within them.

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Major Storage Integrator Trend: Cabinet Enclosures See an Uptick in Popularity

GreenTechMedia

Each individual cabinet comes fitted with a limited number of battery racks, along with an HVAC and fire detection and suppression system, thus enhancing their safety profile. This is an excerpt from the full Q3 2020 U.S. Energy Monitor report. Cabinets are all the rage today.

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This new cooling technology also prevents viral spread

GreenBiz

This new cooling technology also prevents viral spread. Gloria Oladipo. Thu, 10/08/2020 - 00:40. In the face of dangerous heat waves this summer, Americans have taken shelter in air-conditioned cooling centers.

Why the District of Columbia is a leader in energy efficiency

GreenBiz

This is important because besides the greater comfort from improved HVAC systems and better security from improved exterior lighting, the projects reduce household energy expenditures, leaving people with more money to spend on what it more important to them. .

AI doesn’t have to be a power hog

GreenBiz

This is very valuable because when the whole HVAC system of the whole building can be more efficient, you can significantly lower the balance of energy consumption in major buildings.". AI doesn’t have to be a power hog. Heather Clancy. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 02:15.

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Linear Labs raises $6 million to expand EV motor manufacturing in Texas

Charged

Clients for these motors include global OEMs in automotive, micro-mobility and industrial pump applications, as well as residential and light commercial HVAC. Electric motor manufacturer Linear Labs has raised an additional $6 million in funding to further develop manufacturing capabilities and grow its employee base.

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Emerson Acquires OSI for $1.6B as Grid Edge Software Landscape Consolidates

GreenTechMedia

In the latest example , Emerson, one of the country’s biggest industrial, commercial and residential automation and HVAC systems providers, is acquiring OSI Inc.

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Trane Helping Schools Cut their Energy Bills in Half

Green Market Oracle

A performance contract signed with HVAC manufacturer Trane Inc. Trane is far more than just a leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment, they also offers cost saving projects and renewable energy efficiency solutions. In addition to high efficiency roofs and windows, the $19 million improvements made to the Dighton-Rehoboth district’s schools include high-efficiency boilers and a smart automated HVAC system with energy management capabilities.

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Gentherm and GM find microclimate comfort system reduces energy use up to 69% in cold weather

Charged

Yet, when we look at the interior cabin of today’s vehicle, the HVAC and thermal management approach has only seen minor incremental changes over the last 50 years.”. Gentherm, a developer of thermal management technologies, has published the results of a study it performed in partnership with GM to understand the real-world effectiveness of a ‘microclimate’ comfort system in reducing energy use in EVs.

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WoodMac: 6 Cleantech Startups to Watch

GreenTechMedia

ParityGo is artificial intelligence for HVAC systems. Treau aims to cut HVAC and refrigeration energy intensity in half using lightweight polymer heat exchangers, compressors and expanders. In addition to moving away from using oil and gas in buildings, improving the energy efficiency of HVAC systems is also an important step in decarbonization.” It's debatable whether venture capital is the best way to fund cleantech startups at scale.

Hyundai/Kia’s new EV heat pump technology

Charged

When each car was driven in temperatures of -7° C (19° F) with the HVAC system activated, they were able to maintain 90 percent of their driving range compared to journeys undertaken at an ambient 26° C (79° F). Hyundai and Kia have revealed the details of their new heat pump system, which is designed to maximize EV driving range in low temperatures. The automakers say the heat pump maximizes the distance that EVs can travel on a single charge by scavenging waste heat to warm the cabin.