Q1 2024 Emerging Technology Newsletter

2024 is off to a strong start for the Emerging Technology team. In addition to the progress on existing efforts, several new projects got underway including testing of commercial heat pump dryers, a commercial secondary window field study in collaboration with the California Energy Commission, participation in the development of vacuum insulated panels for easy exterior building retrofits, and the site selection of luminaire level lighting controls with integrated HVAC field test. Additionally, ENERGY STAR® and the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) released a draft test procedure for micro heat pumps as an addition to the room air conditioner specification, which is expected to be adopted the first half of 2024. Lastly, the U.S. DOE launched a $2 million prize to advance American-made secondary glazing systems. Read on for a complete overview of what was accomplished during the first quarter.

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