New HVAC, water heating, and appliance technologies that work without conventional refrigerants are critical for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to reach its long-term goal of cutting building energy use in half and reducing environmental impacts. For the past 100 years, heat pumps, air conditioners, and refrigerators have relied on vapor compression to operate. However, conventional refrigerants used in vapor-compression equipment contribute to global climate change when released into the atmosphere.
Low Cost Electrochemical Compressors Utilizing Green Refrigerants for HVAC Applications Award Number: DE-EE0007040 CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Building Technologies Office Date: 05/19/2015 Location(s): DE Office(s): Golden Field Office
With the help of the Energy Department’s State Energy Program, Brandywine CAD Design, Inc. set out to create a new workspace. The long-term goal: qualify for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating -- something that they hope to achieve by mid 2014. Learn more.
The continued success of America’s auto industry depends on innovation and next-generation technologies that consumers all over the world increasingly demand -- and the Energy Department is playing an important role in this global competition.
Thanks to a grant from the Energy Department's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, a community in Delaware was able to install a solar array that is saving taxpayer's money on town utility bills.
Beach season may have ended months ago, but just a short jaunt from the shore, an administration building in Ocean View, Delaware, is soaking up the sun -- saving taxpayer dollars on town utility bills. Learn more.