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Important developments in more efficient air conditioning

Important developments in more efficient air conditioning

With the changing climate, we are seeing greater deployment of air conditioning. While we can reduce the need through energy renovation and passive designs, the trend towards greater air conditioning will continue. Geoff Smith, Emeritus Professor in Applied Physics, University of Technology, Sydney, writes on The Conversation website about a new approach that uses fluid-filled … Continue reading

Consumers benefiting from energy efficiency standards

Consumers benefiting from energy efficiency standards

It is encouraging to see that the Consumer Federation of America has reported to the Department of Energy of the benefits that consumers are enjoying from important federal minimum energy performance standards. This is their article on YubaNet.com from Nevada County, California. Are comparable calculations available for Europe?   New Analysis Shows Energy Efficiency Standards … Continue reading

We need a new approach to staying cool

We need a new approach to staying cool

Air conditioning has made modern living bearable in many cities. The percentage of homes and offices with air conditioning in warm countries is increasing at a staggering rate. Surely, since we know how to build passive buildings, there must be a way of significantly slowing the rate of deployment. John Vidal writes in The Observer … Continue reading