R&D Magazine: "Rethinking HVAC Technology"
How do we sustain the rapid growth in the global heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market using current vapor-compression technology? Developed for commercial applications during the first half of the 20th century, modern vapor compression refrigeration systems power the air conditioning in our homes, office buildings, and cars, as well as satisfy our residential and commercial refrigeration needs. While vapor compression is a very mature and relatively inexpensive technology, it is nearing the limits of potential energy efficiency improvements, and yet its use still represents a substantial proportion of our energy consumption, second only to lighting in the U.S. alone.
In this feature story published by R&D Magazine, guest author and CaloriCool® Director Vitalij Pecharsky discusses the pursuit of an alternative technology that offers great potential to meet future demand. Read More