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 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.
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.
COVID-19 has permanently or temporarily altered numerous aspects of our lives. The importance of ventilation and ASHRAE recommended air changes per hour in mitigating the effects of coronavirus cannot be overstated.
Research Team Selected for $4.6 M Department of Energy Award to Advance Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power
Concentrating solar-thermal power technologies can help eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector.
A District Energy System Design Could Cut More Emissions for Proposed Davis Innovation Sustainability Campus
Homes and businesses use over 25 percent of California’s energy. With a number of different space heating and cooling technologies available to developers, it is important to understand and quantify potential greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts.
Market Transformation Research Group Publishes Study on Human Factors and Indoor Air Quality in Schools
While technical solutions to ensure adequate air exchange are crucial, this research focuses on teachers’ perceptions and practices that may also have important implications for achieving a safe classroom environment
WCEC Newly Published Journal Article on Greenhouse Gas Emission Forecasts for Residential Heat Pumps
Newly published article aims to inform policymakers about the greenhouse gas emission impacts of heat pump deployment in residential homes.
Refrigerants used in vapor-compression air conditioners and heat pumps have been the subject of environmental regulations requiring the need to develop alternative solutions with lower global warming potential (GWP). In general, there is a trade-off when choosing alternative refrigerants between safety, performance, and GWP.