We were asked by a NASA Engineer to submit our Patented Relative Humidity control process to JUMP / FEMP for consideration, so here we are! We hope that the following information will allow us to earn your vote to have our technology evaluated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory! We are Energy Efficiency and Relative Humidity control “Subject Matter Experts” for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The High Efficiency ...more »
Problem: With the mounting pressure of climate change and the rising number of new consumer electronic products/appliances coming to household, there is a strong urging need and social responsibility to encourage behaviors for efficient energy consumption. Yet, changing human behaviors is among the toughest problems to solve. With the power of behavior economics and user-centered design, how might we help the general ...more »
Green Gone Mobile. The problems we’re addressing: ------------------------------------------- 1 - A tremendous amount of energy is wasted in the existing housing stock in the United States every day because people don’t understand the value of simple energy related decisions they make. 2 – Most energy providers only have one negative touch-point with their customers each month (the bill!) Our Solution: ------------------ ...more »
HONEYWELL COMPRESSORS CALL FOR INNOVATION ACTIVE HONEYWELL COMPRESSORS CALL FOR INNOVATION ACTIVE Our Claim: We decided early on to design an advanced compressor to replace the conventional units employed in current 1 to 5 ton HVAC systems. Our objective was to develop a compressor that would overcome all the major issues that have plagued the rotating compressor that has served industry for the better part of a century. ...more »
Our design combines volatile organic compound (VOC) readers/sensors and advanced germicidal light waves to commercialize our Variable Dose Evaporative Coil Optimization (ECOs) systems to achieve continuous sustainable peak coil efficiency in package units. The innovative energy saving technology we are presenting is the Evaporative Coil Optimization systems (ECOs) using advanced germicidal light waves for coil cleaning ...more »
Vacuum Insulating Panels (VIPs) are a terrific idea in theory because they can insulate buildings so well. But errant nails, long-life sealing, and cost are still concerns. Active Insulating Panels (AIPs), a variation on VIPs, addresses these problems. Instead of permanently-sealed VIPs made of fairly expensive molecular barriers, AIPs can potentially be made of relatively inexpensive ABS plastic that resists thermal ...more »
Moving and treating water uses 4% of the energy consumed in this country, but residential water consumers have no way of connecting their water consumption to the energy being used. In heat waves, for instance, people tend to use more water, compounding the chances of blackouts. For electricity consumers, regional grid operators have created smartphone apps to alert the public to dangerous demand levels during heat ...more »
The Scene The existing utility distribution network throughout the country provides a perfect vehicle for the implementation of a large-scale energy monitoring and efficiency system. We propose to leverage the existing utility networks and their partnering contractors to provide a large-scale installation of readily available energy and consumption monitors. The monitors would receive input data from users through ...more »
Problem: Fossil fuels constitute roughly 81% of the global energy source. Global warming, accompanied by the extreme levels of pollution in cities, are far beyond manageable and sustainable levels. The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that more than 80% of people living in urban areas are exposed to air quality that exceed the WHO limits. So why have we not yet converted to sustainable energy sources? Solution: ...more »
A Smart Phone application that serves as a home or building energy management dashboard (Residential Single-Family or Multifamily buildings) and creates evolving energy challenges for occupants and home/building owners. The application relies on data from a smart meter or external CT sensors in the home's service panel and uses internal algorithms to disaggregate end-uses based on load profile. This sensor/algorithm ...more »
Today’s typical design, construction and operation methods have several disconnects that prevent the original design intent from fully being embedded into the building’s control intelligence. Worse yet, no building performs exactly as originally modeled in the design process, and most current control approaches are static and do not adapt or optimize to real operating conditions. Building control systems tend to degrade ...more »
Often, HVAC control system providers spend an awful lot of time to create graphics necessary to depict and display the HVAC system parameters on the control screen.
A breathable envelope is a durable envelope. In an industry offering a wealth of building materials and processes all designated for the building envelope it is impossible to apply a one case fits all combination of materials. The purpose of the building envelope is to keep external elements out of the building, that’s the easy part. Creating a breathable air tight enclosure is the difficult part. Choosing a building ...more »
The Comfort Eye is a low-cost IR- sensor for the monitoring of Mean Radiant Temperature in indoor spaces. The IR sensor, a thermopile array, is mounted on a scanning device (pan and tilt system to be mounted on the ceiling or wall) to measure surfaces temperature and calculate mean radiant temperatures for different positions. A working protype is actually done, it has been validated in both lab and real environments. ...more »
Increase the first hour rating of a water heater by 15-30% without violating any of the competition restrictions.