Posts Tagged: energy

Green Material for Cooling Identified

Researchers from the UK and Spain have identified an eco-friendly solid that could replace the inefficient and polluting fluids used in most refrigerators and air conditioners  When put under pressure, plastic crystals of neopentylglycol (NPG) yield huge cooling effects—sufficient to make them competitive with conventional liquid coolants. In addition, the material is inexpensive, widely available… Read more »

ACEEE 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts Ranks #1 as Most Energy Efficient State for 8th Year in a Row  As the US government loosens environmental rules, states are investing more in energy efficiency and delivering increased power savings, according to the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. This 12th annual report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), identifies the leaders… Read more »

UVM – STEM Complex | Pumped Glycol Energy Recovery System

Project Name: University of Vermont STEM Complex  Architect: Freeman, French & Freeman, Inc. Mechanical Engineer: BR + A Consulting Engineers Mechanical Contractor: VHV Company Equipment: OA Intake and EA Discharge Plenums Manufacturer: Konvenkta, Size: 148,300 CFM DAC Sales Engineer: Brad Carpenter Project Overview: The University of Vermont’s $104 million investment in a new Science Technology… Read more »

Highest Performance in the Smallest Space — Konvekta’s New Generation System Controller Eiger

Energy Efficiency at its Peak! System performance and energy recovery rates of 70-90% are achieved with the new generation “Eiger” System Controller! The special design of Konvekta’s high-performance coils with headers on both sides of the coil ensures cross-counter flow and achieves almost pure counter current. This is a prerequisite for high energy efficiency in… Read more »

SMARDT Chillers win Energy Award at Citizens Bank Data Center, Medford MA

Citizen Bank Data Center, Medford, Massachusetts SMARDT, Danfoss Turbocor & Southern Air Win Association of Energy Engineers Award for Citizens Bank Installation The New England Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) recently announced its 2007 Energy Awards Projects. Among the award winners were Southern Air and Citizens Bank for the Citizens Bank data… Read more »

Energy-Efficient Makeup Air Units

Topic: Energy-Efficient Makeup Air Units Guest Blogger: Hugh Crowther, P.ENG., Ashrae Member Unless you live in paradise, delivering makeup air to most buildings is expensive.  Table 1 shows the amount of work it takes to heat and cool air (based on Chicago  conditions) for a standard rooftop unit (a unit that recirculates air with typical… Read more »

Pumped Glycol Energy Recovery | Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

Topic: High Performance Run Around Energy Recovery Systems Guest Blogger: Rudolf Zaengerle, Ph. D. Konvekta USA, Inc There is some confusion about the terms ‘efficiency’ and ‘effectiveness’:  Efficiency ASHRAE defines ‘temperature transfer efficiency’ (or sometimes ‘enthalpy transfer efficiency’ if enthalpy is used instead of temperature) as follows: μT = (TE1 – TE2) / (TE1 –… Read more »

Pumped Glycol Energy Recovery | Konvekta – System Performance Monitoring

Konvekta is the only supplier of high efficiency pumped glycol run-around energy recovery systems in the world.  They have been in the business of pumped glycol energy recovery  since 1949.  That’s all they do.  Konvekta offers complete systems – high performance heat exchangers, energy recovery system controls and hydraulic assembly. Konvekta high-performance energy recovery systems… Read more »

Pumped Glycol Energy Recovery | Konvekta Energy Recovery System Controller

Konvekta is the only supplier of high efficiency pumped glycol run-around energy recovery systems in the world.  They have been in the business of pumped glycol energy recovery  since 1949.  That’s all they do.  Konvekta offers complete systems – high performance heat exchangers, energy recovery system controls and hydraulic assembly. Konvekta high-performance energy recovery systems… Read more »