In shadow of U.N. summit, climate entrepreneurs compete for spotlight and funds
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Inventor Anirudh Sharma wants industries to let him harvest their air pollution, the head of one of many companies using the global spotlight on New York this week to win attention for a new corporate crop of...
7AC Technologies Selected For Project As Part of Energy Department Award to Help Industry Address High Performance Computing Challenges
These projects will address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing proposed in partnership with companies and improve energy efficiency across the manufacturing industry through applied research and development of energy technologies.
IN² Profile: 7AC Technologies Takes High-Efficiency Air Conditioning to a New Level
As part of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN²) program, 7AC Technologies has developed a liquid desiccant evaporative technology that will result in a 40-50% energy savings for commercial buildings. The IN² program launched in October 2014 and is part of Wells...
7AC Technologies Clears New Venture Funding
7AC Technologies has landed $6.2 million in new equity venture capital financing, according to an SEC regulatory filing.
7AC Technologies Nets $5 Million Funding
7AC Technologies has received $4.9 million in new venture investment, according to an SEC regulatory filing.
7AC Wins Outstanding Venture Award at 2012 NREL Industry Growth Forum
The NREL’s 25th Industry Growth Forum attracted nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and policymakers to Denver. The two-day forum highlighted clean energy industry technology and business developments.
3M Invests in 7AC’s Technology
3M New Ventures identifies and invests in highly innovative companies and disruptive new technologies with strategic relevance for 3M.
How to Fight Disease in the 1880s: Fresh Air
America’s ambivalence about wearing masks has played a part our Covid-19 woes. But there’s another factor beginning to receive a closer look as the virus tears through some of the hottest parts of the U.S.: Our zealous – and rather unusual – insistence on living and working in spaces that are largely sealed off from the outdoors.
As the world heats up, converting to energy-efficient cooling systems will curb greenhouse gas emissions
As the world heats up, converting to energy-efficient cooling systems is a major way to curb greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change, according to a new report from the U.N. Environment Programme and the International Energy Agency.
Air Conditioning May Be Spreading COVID
As COVID-19 cases rise rapidly throughout the South, some scientists believe there could be an important, but overlooked factor in the spread of the virus in the region--air conditioning.
Air Conditioning Is the World’s Next Big Threat
With temperatures in Europe and everywhere else soaring, demand for air con is booming. The extra power demand may cause a vicious circle on warming.
Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040
A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”
Your Afternoon Pick-Me-Up, Reimagined
Forget coffee. Air-conditioner maker works on service to jolt drowsy workers awake with cool air
Air-con addicted Singapore seeks new ways to escape urban heat trap
Air-conditioning, once hailed by the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as the greatest invention of the 20th century, threatens to compromise the wealthy city-state’s comfortable way of life. Are there better ways to cool the tropical metropolis?
The AC Industry Conundrum: Cooling Is Warming the Planet, but Market Failures Are Preventing the AC Industry from Innovating
Already a staggering 2.2 billion people, 30 percent of the world’s population, are at risk of potentially deadly heat exposure for more than 20 days per year; and by 2100, up to three-quarters could experience this risk. Comfort cooling, such as air conditioning, is no longer a luxury, but increasingly a necessity for health, productivity, and at the extreme, survival.
Air-conditioners do great good, but at a high environmental cost
The rapid growth in their use makes it urgent to limit the damage.
Why Air Conditioning Is a Life-Saver — and a Danger
Extreme heat recently melted roads in the U.K.; hit a record-shattering 120°F in Chino, Calif.; and led to more than 70 deaths in Quebec. These cases illustrate a vexing paradox for scientists and policymakers: air conditioning keeps people cool and saves lives but is also one of the biggest contributors to global warming.
The World Wants Air-Conditioning. That Could Warm the World.
But there is growing concern that as other countries adopt America’s love of air-conditioners, the electricity used to power them will overburden electrical grids and increase planet-warming emissions.
If You Fix This, You Fix a Big Piece of the Climate Puzzle
There’s no single solution for climate change, but there is one that would be more effective than others. What do you think it is?
HVAC Industry Prepares for Rooftop Regulations
New efficiency regulations set to go into effect in less than one year
Is The U.S. Failing To Lead On Climate Change?
Kigali Agreement Creates ‘Orderly Phasedown’ of HFCs
An exclusive interview with AHRI’s Stephen Yurek
Large Corporations Are Driving America’s Renewable Energy Boom. And They’re Just Getting Started
“But there’s still a lot more work to do.”
Phasing Down Hydrofluorocarbons
US Department of Energy
The Kigali HFC Amendment and its Potential Worldwide Impact
Associations, manufacturers, reclaimers hail international phasedown agreement
Nations, Fighting Powerful Refrigerant That Warms Planet, Reach Landmark Deal
New York Times