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  • R&D: Thermoelastic cooling

    Researchers at the University of Maryland are developing a new "thermally elastic" metal alloy for use in advanced refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. This two-state alloy alternately absorbs or creates heat in much the same way as a...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Caloric cooling: state of the art and perspectives

    A recent IJR article reviews the most significant results obtained over the past ten years in the field of magnetocaloric cooling and more recently in the field of electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling. It also presents the...

    • Publication date : 2019/11/29
  • Vapour-compression alternatives to serve future HVAC applications

    A March 2014 report* prepared for the US Department of Energy by Navigant Consulting identifies and evaluates 17 technologies which could potentially replace traditional vapour-compression technology in residential and commercial HVAC applications

    • Publication date : 2014/07/01
  • US research projects to cut AC energy consumption

    The 15 projects selected by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) – within the Building Energy Efficiency Through Innovative Thermodevices (BEETIT) are developing new approaches and technologies for building cooling equipment and air...

    • Publication date : 2012/09/19
  • Next-generation HVAC technologies

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced nearly USD 8m to advance research and development of next-generation HVAC technologies offering significant energy and cost savings in new and existing buildings.

    • Publication date : 2015/10/23
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Evaporative cooling without adding humidity

    Scientists at the University of Harvard have designed a prototype evaporative cooling system called Cold-SNAP that effectively cools air at low cost for both dry and humid climates.

    • Publication date : 2020/05/26
    • Subjects: Developing country, Technology
  • The benefits of 3D printing in refrigeration and air conditioning

    The various applications of 3D printing in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning highlight possible tremendous advantages in terms of energy efficiency and cost minimisation.

    • Publication date : 2020/05/27
    • Subjects: Technology