NEEA Q3 2018 Emerging Technology Report

Summer is here and temperatures are heating up making cooling a “hot” topic (pun intended). NEEA staff are actively investigating a variety of cooling technologies ranging from a heat recovery ventilator to clothing that keeps people comfortable over a broad range of environments. The heat recovery ventilator by Ventacity provides fresh air even in hot conditions without losing the cool air from the building. It also provides full economizing and night flush capabilities to further reduce the cooling load. Textiles researched by Standard University demonstrated the ability to cool the skin by 2-3 degrees C, enabling higher HVAC set points while maintaining comfort.

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