Building Technology, HVAC, Intelligent Efficiency

Furnaces Continue to Waste Gas Under Trump Administration

1 Oct , 2020  

aceee.org, 10/01/2020. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) moved one step closer today to blocking a future administration from cutting the amount of natural gas wasted by furnaces and water heaters. Two of the biggest energy needs in most buildings are heating the air and heating the water. According to DOE, they together account for 62% […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Building Electrification: Why is it Such a Hot Topic in Efficiency?

9 Sep , 2020  

greentechmedia.com, June 5, 2020. Buildings were first electrified nearly 150 years ago. So, why is it that “building electrification” is now among the energy industry’s most popular buzzwords? Most buildings run on multiple fuels. They use electricity to power lights, refrigerators and electronic devices. And they consume fossil fuels such as natural gas or propane to power […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

Heating to Become a Greater Focus in Decarbonization Efforts

26 Aug , 2020  

greentechmedia.com, June 5, 2020. Current conversations around the energy transition often focus on the power and transportation sectors. But decarbonization of other sectors, such as heat, is also critical to meeting national and regional climate targets. Heat makes up 35 percent of global energy consumption, and when it comes to space heating, direct combustion of fossil […]

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Building Technology, Emerging Technology, HVAC

CO2 Heat Pumps Become a Promising Solution for Hotels

27 May , 2019  

heat pumps

After six months of operation in a Norwegian hotel, an all-in-one CO2 heat pump saves 59-69% of energy compared to an electric boiler.

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

The Transition from HCFCs to Ammonia Refrigerants

23 May , 2017  

Energy Efficiency ammonia refrigerants

Will the heat pump market move towards natural refrigerants? Last week at the DeCarb Heat conference in Brussels, Belgium, Eric Delforge of Mayekawa Europe told this website that the transition from HCFCs to ammonia that has already taken place in the European industrial sector is also possible in the rest of the heat pump sector. […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

HVAC Startup Introduces Climate-Change-Friendly Ductless Heat Pumps

1 Apr , 2017  

ductless HVAC heat pumps

Brian McCowan, ERS, for Zondits April 1, 2017, Dallas, TX. “My mother always told me, ‘Wally, when life gives you lemons, we Terras make lemonade.’” That statement from Wallace Terra introduced a new line of modular heat pumps designed to be compatible with a changing climate. According to Terra, of the startup Terrafirma, the heat […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Amsterdam to Reduce Natural Gas Usage

15 Dec , 2016  

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Currently, 90% of the homes in Amsterdam use natural gas to provide heat. City Lab takes a look at how the Netherlands’ capital is planning on moving away from natural gas as a heat source. The city is planning on switching buildings over to a district heating system, starting with […]

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Building Technology, Emerging Technology, Whole Building

Investigating the Incremental Costs of Ten Emerging Technologies

15 Jun , 2016  

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits ERS recently partnered with the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) to investigate the incremental costs of ten emerging technologies. The study includes full and incremental costs, as well as considerable, relevant technical information. Multiple research methods were used for each technology, including market actor interviews, web research, project invoice review, […]

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Building Technology, Emerging Technology, HVAC, Interviews

A Zondits Interview: Integrating Geothermal Heat Pumps with Conventional Building Systems

27 Feb , 2014  

Process Efficiency

Zondits reached out to Greensleeves and asked their President and CEO to speak about geothermal systems in general and more specifically about using Greensleeves’ patent-pending software.

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