Elon’s Home HVAC — Is It Time For “The Building Company”?

CleanTechnica

Hey Elon, I saw you again mentioned the idea to release a next generation home HVAC system. That sounds totally awesome. I know that I’d buy one and tons of people would buy one, too, but I know you like to dream big.

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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.

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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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Tesla’s Octovalve Enabled A Staggering 10% Increase In Range For The Model Y

CleanTechnica

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Green New Deals For The World Are Green Good Deals

CleanTechnica

The Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5°C C global warming, air pollution kills over 7 million people worldwide each year, and diminishing fossil fuel resources portend social instability. Yet, recently, world leaders at the United Nations Madrid climate talks failed to agree on a path forward.

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Tesla Model Y vs. Model 3 — Owner & Former GM EV1 Engineer Shares Details

CleanTechnica

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[Blog] HVAC Industry Trends: 7 Things Every Contractor Should Know

Home Energy

The past year has seen many developments in HVAC technology and the industry as a whole. For contractors, understanding these HVAC industry trends is key for maintaining competitiveness in the space.

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Building Electrification: Opportunities For Job Training While Sheltering In Place

CleanTechnica

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500,000 US Clean Energy Jobs at Risk from COVID Effects

CleanTechnica

COVID-19’s serious toll not just on public health but on jobs is visible all around us: across our economy, shuttered shops, idled factories, cancelled events and travel, rush hours devoid of the usual traffic.

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7 Reasons Why Tesla Will Benefit From The Crisis — #2 Diversification

CleanTechnica

Cathie Wood, the founder of Ark Invest, has repeated many times that in a recession or economic downturn disruptive companies gain pace and expand their competitive advantage versus incumbents.

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Energy Efficiency Is A Core Target For Machine Learning

CleanTechnica

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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.

Techie Nurse Chatting Tesla Ventilator, How To Make A Mask — CleanTechnica Top 20 In April

CleanTechnica

April flew by, right? Oh, no, never mind — April was 8 years stuffed into one calendar month. Looking back on the top CleanTechnica articles of the month, some feel like they were an era ago. It's also weird that the top 3 were about ventilators, masks, and motorcycles. What a month.

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Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey: Climate Solutions Are At Our Fingertips

CleanTechnica

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[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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7 New(ish) Tesla Patents

CleanTechnica

Tesla is an innovation powerhouse. As part of that, it publishes a fair number of patents. We don't get around to publishing stories on every interesting patent we see, so here's a quick roundup of Tesla patents published in recent months that we haven't covered.

Tesla 2020 Predictions

CleanTechnica

Starting from this year onwards, I will place my predictions for the next 12 months in article form. Most of these predictions are based on historical facts or behavioural economics, and I would be happy if I am 50% correct by end of next year.

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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

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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

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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?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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. It's debatable whether venture capital is the best way to fund cleantech startups at scale.

Sustainable Manufacturing Guide: Getting Started

Green Business Bureau

Keeping cool or hot air in to ensure your HVAC units are not overworking will not only decrease energy usage drastically but also significantly increase the longevity of your HVAC units due to decrease in usage.

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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Could indoor air quality become part of the post coronavirus playbook?

GreenBiz

Could indoor air quality become part of the post coronavirus playbook? Joe Snider. Fri, 05/15/2020 - 01:29. Here is what we know, or think we know, about COVID-19: it can spread through the air.

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Energy Efficiency as a Service: Having Cake and Eating It Too

GreenTechMedia

Their differences can be summarized across three considerations: Range of energy measures : While most firms aspire to provide a broad range of energy conservation measures, some focus on a specific type, which can include LED retrofits or HVAC upgrades.

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Eco Friendly Building Basics For Small Business

Green Business Bureau

Fortunately there are a slew of new modern, more energy-efficient HVAC systems that are available for your building that will lower energy consumption and lower your bills. eSub Constructions’s article, 7 Ways the HVAC Industry is Becoming Greener , is a great place to start looking for a solution to your outdated inefficient HVAC systems.

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New York’s Power Use Crumples During the Coronavirus Shutdown

GreenTechMedia

hours on weekdays — the times when most office buildings and other businesses would be turning on lights, HVAC systems, elevators and other major electric loads.

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Now is a great time to optimize energy in buildings. You'd think.

GreenBiz

For example, facility managers could reduce the run time of HVAC systems (responsible for about 40 percent of energy consumption), turn off lights in unoccupied spaces (lighting is responsible for 20 percent of energy use) or unplug appliances that aren’t needed (which account for about 33 percent of buildings’ energy use). Now is a great time to optimize energy in buildings. You'd think. Sarah Golden. Fri, 05/08/2020 - 00:43.

Ice Energy, Thermal Storage Evangelist, Files for Bankruptcy

GreenTechMedia

Even when utility contracts pay for the system, finding customers takes time and money, as does convincing them to insert a new device into their HVAC system. Ice Energy filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in December, in a setback for small-scale thermal energy storage.

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DistribuTech: Itron and Landis+Gyr Take Smart Meter Energy Disaggregation Mainstream

GreenTechMedia

That resolution of data can delivery fairly accurate predictions of how much energy major loads like HVAC or appliances, but it can’t deliver the more fine-grained insights available to technologies that can sample directly from building circuits.

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