Erfan Rasouli, Emily Fricke and Vinod Narayanan were recipients of the Science and Technology for the Built Environment Best Paper Award
WCEC presents at the IEA Heat Pump Conference on a Multi-function Heat Pump (MFHP) system that uses one outdoor unit to provide both domestic hot water (DHW) along with space cooling and heating.
New laws and funding push ventilation to boost air quality and slow spread of COVID-19. But experts cite too many loopholes and not enough consistency.
New Published Paper by WCEC that Experimentally and Numerically Characterizes the Performance of a Novel Cooling and Heat Recovery System
In this study a M−cycle heat and mass exchanger was used as a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) to recover energy from the exhaust air stream during winter and as an IEC during summer to cool the ventilation air.
Western Cooling Efficiency Center research featured in an article published by the Energy Institute at Haas. Replacing your home HVAC system with a new heat pump reduces carbon emissions significantly. But when should you make the change?
The Western Cooling Efficiency Center at UC Davis is trying to develop new air technology that addresses problems with the grid and the challenges of climate change using our current AC systems.
Washington building code proposal prompts debate as Inflation Reduction Act could spur heat pump use.
Do-it-yourself air filters are safe, effective and can be used to protect your lungs from California wildfire smoke.
Modeling Impacts of Ventilation and Filtration Methods on Energy Use and Airborne Disease Transmission in Classrooms
This paper seeks to understand and analyze the trade-offs between airborne infection probability and energy consumption of ventilation systems for a simulated classroom in 13 cities across the US.
Seeley Climate Wizard Hybrid: Packaged Roof Top Unit with Integrated Heat Pump and Indirect/Direct Evaporative Cooling
It is estimated that 75% of commercial building floor area in California is conditioned with packaged systems. The emerging technology assessed in this study is the Seeley Climate Wizard (CW) Hybrid, which is a packaged RTU that integrates a heat pump with an indirect-direct evaporative cooling (IDEC) system that is designed as a direct replacement for a traditional RTU.