Department of Energy to Invest in R&D for Power Saving Technologies in Buildings

Category: Construction News
Published: Jul 29, 2014

The US Department of Energy announced the future funding of research and development into new and more-efficient HVAC Systems. The investment will equal about $14 million.
Some of the institutions which will be receiving funding are the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the Alcoa Inc.
The project these entities aim to develop are an ultra-efficient air conditioning based on an air-bearing rotary heat exchanger; a hybrid energy modeling method that combines physics-based simulations with in-situ measured temperature data to create a more robust model for retrofit analysis and a an enhanced foam thermal insulation for commercial window systems that is placed between the inner and outer frames of the window to prevent temperature transfer.
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