Written by Max Ma, ERS In the pre-industrial world, those seeking refuge from the blistering summer heat might have turned to ice harvested from mountain tops or caves. Such a precious form of cool technology was made obsolete with the advent of mechanical air-conditioning. However, now that electric demand charges make us sweat more than […]
This report was originally prepared for and published by NEEA. Condensing rooftop units (C-RTUs) have been identified as an efficient natural gas technology with energy savings potential in Northwest commercial buildings. C-RTUs face several challenges in becoming a widespread technology, including higher upfront cost, added complexity managing condensate, contractor unfamiliarity with the technology, and limited […]
This article was originally written by Genoa Blankenship, pnnl.com, July 8, 2019 Greek mathematician and physicist Archimedes set off an historical evolution of the mechanical pump after he invented the screw pump around 200 BC. Despite the universal presence of the mechanical pump, a tool for moving gas or liquid, a replacement has long been […]
This article originally appeared on ACHR News on March 11, 2019 The global geothermal market is forecasted to reach $4 billion in 2024 While geothermal still represents just a fraction of the overall energy market, a renewed interest in energy efficiency and clean, electric technologies is creating a favorable environment for growth. Per a December 2018 study […]
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.
The Top 10 Myths of Ductless Technology And the Top Mini-Split Myths Are … Written by Robert Beverly, achrnews.com, November 14, 2018 Some beliefs, like Greek mythology, last for generations because they contain a valuable lesson. Others, like these, are just ready to become ancient history. Here are 10 myths about VRF, mini split, and ductless […]
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 […]