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EPA Approves New Coolant for Car Air Conditioning

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 1, 2011)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final approval for a new refrigerant for use in motor vehicle air conditioning systems that does not deplete the ozone layer, which helps protect the environment and people’s health. The new chemical, HFO-1234yf, may now be used in air conditioning for new cars and light trucks. When ...

Chilling out: the road to greener air conditioning

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Oct. 5, 2010)

Air-conditioning units that use renewable energy, such as solar power or cold seawater, are approaching the commercial production stage - a milestone that could reduce climate change and help phase-out greenhouses gases known as HCFCs (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons). This was one of the key outcomes of a conference held in Cairo, Egypt last week to ...

Canada takes lead in turning waste heat into green air conditioning for electric cars

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 3, 2012)

Vancouver-based Future Vehicle Technologies Inc. (FVT) has already piqued the interest of driving enthusiasts with a high-performance electric sports car that uses just two litres of gas per 100 kilometres. The six-year-old company is going even greener with a technology that would overcome one of the biggest barriers to hybrid cars-finding a way ...

Cooling by sound - a new way to lower energy costs of air conditioning

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 6, 2010)

The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC),  is developing a new form of refrigeration that could be three times as efficient as existing forms. It's based on thermoacoustics, a technology that works for cooling at extremely low temperatures (such as for liquefying gases), but hasn't been used for cooling at room temperature (what you need for ...

New analysis provides business case for climate-friendlier air conditioning in India

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Jun. 25, 2013)

As India rapidly expands its automobile and room air conditioning usage, which could strain the country’s electricity grid and substantially add to global warming emissions, it has a unique opportunity to “leapfrog” outdated refrigerant technology and build domestic and export industries based on more climate friendly ...

Was it `the green Olympics?`

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Aug. 25, 2008)

Are the Beijing Olympics a signal that China can pursue both economic growth and a cleaner environment? When we look back at the Beijing Olympics, great sporting moments will stay with us. Watching Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt break world records made all the air quality concerns leading into the Olympics seem like distant memories. But before the ...

EPA approves new coolant for car air conditioning systems / better climate protection without harming the ozone layer

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 28, 2011)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final approval for a new refrigerant for use in motor vehicle air conditioning systems that does not deplete the ozone layer, which helps protect the environment and people’s health. The new chemical, HFO-1234yf, may now be used in air conditioning for new cars and light trucks. When ...

Residential heating and air-conditioning equipment market strives for energy efficiency, finds Frost & Sullivan

by Frost & Sullivan  (Jun. 17, 2010)

Consumers" demand to go green, along with higher energy efficiency, compels manufacturers to increase R&D spending for North American heating and air conditioning equipment. Not only will this help withstand competition for this market, it will also withstand volatile fuel prices that play a part in the demand for energy-efficient systems. ...

Four Seasons Hotel`s roof made 26% cooler, will reduce air-conditioning costs

by Trading Green Ltd.  (May 22, 2010)

The Four Seasons Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, is always looking for new ways of reducing energy costs and improving its environmental friendliness. The highest energy cost being air-conditioning, the most cost-effective way of reducing its cost is to protect the whole building"s envelope from solar radiations. ...

Green infrastructure in street canyons could reduce air pollution

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 8, 2012)

Planting vegetation in city streets could significantly reduce air pollution in urban street canyons, according to new research. Traffic pollutants are deposited on vegetation at a higher rate than on hard, built surfaces and could reduce the concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and PM10 in the air by as much as 40% and 60%, respectively, under ...

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