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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Residential Sector Grapples With Lingering Effects of Pandemic

12 Nov , 2020  

Patrick Hewlett, ERS The fact that our reality has transformed tremendously since the infection of COVID-19 is nothing new, and like many other industries, the world of energy efficiency is not the same as it was pre-pandemic. Much of this change has been brought upon by the shift of work and social lifestyles to remote, […]

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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, Lighting

LLLCs Shed Light on Future Commercial Energy Savings

20 Feb , 2020  

This article was originally published on neea.org on Feb. 11, 2020. Commercial buildings represent about 19 percent of U.S. energy use; of that, about 20 percent is lighting. To take the next big leap in lighting efficiency, the Northwest is turning to a promising solution: luminaire level lighting controls (LLLCs). LLLCs combine LEDs with integrated controls […]

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Building Technology, HVAC, Interviews

A Zondits Interview: BetterBricks High Efficiency HVAC Technology

27 Aug , 2018  

Zondits recently connected with Maria Murphy, Senior Program Manager at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), who is working to bring high-performance HVAC solutions to the market. NEEA is a collaboration of over 140 utilities and efficiency organizations working together to advance energy efficiency in the Northwest on behalf of more than 13 million consumers. BetterBricks […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

Efficient Heating and Cooling a Focus for NY Clean Energy Plan

27 Mar , 2018  

New York REV

Clean Heating Is Part of NY’s Energy Efficiency Solution Written by Sneha Ayyagari & Miles Farmer, nrdc.org, March 16, 2018. Achieving New York’s climate and clean energy goals hinges upon a comprehensive and ambitious plan to increase energy efficiency savings in New York across all fuels. As NRDC and a large coalition of advocates expressed […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

The History of Air Conditioning and the Future of Thermal Design

21 Feb , 2018  

air conditioning

Jesse Remillard, ERS, for Zondits A recent episode of the 99% Invisible podcast explores the origins of air conditioning (A/C) and how the widespread adoption of central air systems affected building designs thereafter. The 99% Invisible podcast is all about the things that largely go unnoticed but are essential to the modern world we live […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

The 3 Most Critical Areas of the HVAC Profession

15 Sep , 2017  

HVAC Big 3: Sizing, Installation, Maintenance Contracting Business, September 5, 2017 1. The Importance of a Correctly-Sized System When you are installing an HVAC system, calculate heating and cooling loads using a recognized method (ACCA Manual J), and ensure you install the smallest sized system that will meet these load requirements (ACCA Manual S). When […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

Greener Standards for HVAC’s Are Becoming a Trend

18 Aug , 2017  

HVAC’s Role in a Greener Future Contracting Buisness, Aug 10, 2017 As industries of all sorts adopt greener standards, HVAC professionals are doing their part to ensure climate control technology isn’t contributing to global climate change. HVAC systems account for almost half of all energy used in a typical American home. This means that these […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

First Transcritical CO2 Store Opened in New South Wales

4 Aug , 2017  

Transcritical CO2 Store

Woolworths’ first transcritical CO2 store r744.com, July 23, 2017 On 16 May retail giant Woolworths opened its first transcritical CO2 store, in Colebee, New South Wales. Designed for ambient temperatures of up to 45°C, fitting the robust system has helped to train local HVAC&R talent along the way, laying the foundations for future growth of natural refrigerant-based […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Researchers Develop Prototype MultiPack CO2 HVAC Unit

14 Jul , 2017  

Motor

Prototype CO2 HVAC unit developed with ejectors r744.com, July 6, 2017 In a competitive residential air conditioning market traditionally dominated by HFCs, the researchers hope the MultiPACK will help CO2 to become a commercial reality in this field of application. “We are looking for partners interested in a demonstration site (in a hotel, spa, etc.,” said […]

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