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Heating - Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Heating - Ventilation and Air Conditioning

  • Heating- Ventilation and Air Conditioning

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems supply fresh air and condition the indoor air temperature and humidity of a building. HVAC is reported as the key energy user (37%) in US buildings (WBCSD, 2008), accounting for 59% of the energy used in China commercial buildings in 2000 (Levine et al., 2007). Therefore, HVAC is a key component of climate change mitigation potential in the building sector.

  • Energy Savings in buildings

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    Technologies and measures which are aimed at reducing the use of energy in buildings could have several advantages, such as lower energy bills, increasing comfort of living or working, and reduced impact on the environment, including reduction of CO2 emissions. The options considered for energy savings particularly leading to CO2 emission reductions include the following:

  • Instituto de Investigación Geológico y Energético

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Ecuador
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    TA proponent

    IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The institute aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the Ecuadorian society, through the implementation of energy efficient and energy renewable policies and projects.

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • More Cost-Effective & Safer LED Theatrical Illuminating Device

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Background: The University of Florida is seeking companies interested in commercializing an innovative cost-efficient and safer LED form of the traditional theatrical lighting system. The system utilizes LED technology to provide a more efficient light source that last up to up 10 years under continuous 24 hour operation compared to incandescent sources with a 6 month life span under the same 24 hour operation.

  • New Capacitive Method for More Efficient Power Generation

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Many commonly used machines require moving and stationary parts to generate electricity. Conventional rotating electrical machines utilize magnetic fields and/or a change in inductance between moving parts to produce electricity; however moving parts such as slip rings require maintenance and create dust and arcing and magnetic-based generation is expensive and uses rare earth materials depleting the limited supply.

  • A method and process to quantify energy savings and carbon offsets real-time for buildings

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Researchers at Santa Clara University have developed a robust easy-to-implement and cost effective method to quantify real-time energy efficiencies of building facilities based on carbon offsets. This carbon meter can be used to forecast energy demand and to predict energy savings from better HVAC systems or better building materials. It can also be used to optimally size both existing and new HVAC systems boosting energy savings by 10-50%.