climate change

R&D Magazine: "Rethinking HVAC Technology"

July 25, 2017

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.

NY Times highlights need to 'fix' air conditioning technology

July 14, 2017

New York Times climate change writer Lisa Friedman's article "If You Fix This, You Fix a Big Piece of the Climate Puzzle" highlights the need to "fix" air conditioning technology now to have a significant impact on climate change. According to the article, growing economies in developing nations will mean an additional 1.6 billion air-conditioners by 2050 that will require increased generating capacity of thousands of new power plants.