Energy Efficient Technologies for Heating and Cooling
Clean Technology 2008

Energy Efficient Technologies for Heating and Cooling

W. Beeton
Emerson Climate Technologies, US

HVAC IAQ Energy Efficient Technologies

Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today. Rising global temperatures causing changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels and receding glaciers. Global warming exists, and there is no longer any debate over the issues causing it -- greenhouse gas emissions from increased energy use. Worldwide, over half of commercial buildings’ and household energy use goes toward heating and cooling. This is not going to change. Industry uses more than one-third of the energy consumed in the U.S. and globally energy consumption will continue to grow as economies like Brazil, China, and India continue to expand. What can change is the equipment and technologies used to conserve and manage energy consumption in our homes, offices, and factories. For the commercial and industrial sectors, there are solutions that can control and manage all lighting, refrigeration, and HVAC systems, as well as all the anti-condensate heaters. When employed these systems can reduce HVAC/R energy consumption and operating costs substantially. While some of these technologies require major capital investment, many do not. Green building and construction today requires that construction engineers understand all of the energy efficient technologies that exist today which can bring comfort and match local needs while contributing to the prevention of global warming. Attendees Will: • Gain a working knowledge of current, cost-effective technologies for commercial and industrial lighting and HVAC applications.