Mistbox Offers an Efficient Solution for Central Air Conditioning Systems

Mistbox cools your air conditioner to cut energy consumption Gizmag, June 25, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomainPictures According to its creators, the Mistbox is a simple device that can be retrofitted to central air conditioners that improves their efficiency and reduces operating costs by pre-cooling the incoming outside air used to cool the condensing coil. It works … Read more

Building Controls that Give Employees the Power to be Comfortable

Enduring Summer’s Deep Freeze New York Times, July 4, 2015. Image credit: jarmoluk Why is America so over air-conditioned? It seems absurd, if not unconscionable, when you consider the money and energy wasted — not to mention the negative impact on the environment from the associated greenhouse-gas emissions. Architects, engineers, building owners and energy experts sigh … Read more

Global Economic Growth and the Environmental Impact

Cool homes, hot planet: How air conditioning explains the world Washington Post, April 27, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomanArchive Air conditioners in the United States are commonplace — they’re in some 90 percent of our homes, where they consume 5 percent of total U.S. electricity. But we’re not where the growth will happen. Rather, it’s in warm … Read more

Haier Introduces the First 3D Printed Air Conditioner

ductless HVAC heat pumps

Valerie Eacret for Zondits, March 25, 2015 The applications of 3D printers are expanding rapidly, from shoes to hearts to sports cars, but this is the first time Zondits has seen it used for air conditioning. Printing an air conditioner allows customers to select the exact size they need, which can reduce energy if the … Read more

HP Energy Pack Allows Demand Management through Internet of Things

Valerie Eacret, March 13, 2015 Hewlett-Packard has developed the Internet of Things Platform and Energy Management Pack, which allow utilities to control how much energy is used by certain equipment. It can use big data and two-way communication to adjust energy consumption, if residents’ deviation from their typical patterns of energy use shows that they … Read more

Environmental & Safety Concerns Create Controversy for World Cup in Qatar

Gita Subramony for Zondits, March 11, 2015 The early planning stage for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been rife with controversy. Allegations of bribery have surrounded the location selection process. Additionally, the exorbitant costs for the event and Qatar’s questionable human rights record have added fuel to the flames. Another issue is the … Read more

The Pros & Cons of New Air Conditioning Technology for Tall Buildings

air conditioning

A More Efficient Air-Con Solution for Tall Buildings Sourceable, February 23, 2015 Air-conditioning for tall buildings can be a challenge for a number of reasons. As you build taller you have to contend with variance in ambient temperature and wind which is a particular issue when you exceed 60 storeys With air-conditioning typically accounting for … Read more