air conditioning

  • Evapolar Is A Mini Climate Control System For Your Desk

    Evapolar Is A Mini Climate Control System For Your Desk

    Office workers enjoy many amenities. They have clean bathrooms, water, and access to a microwave. But what they don’t have control over is their climate. In offices it is either blindingly cold or absolutely sweltering, with no middle ground. Therefore, office workers may enjoy the Evapolar to help even things out. The Evapolar is basically a little fan that runs air over a… Read More

  • Ambi Climate Wants To Make Summers In Asia More Bearable 

    Ambi Climate Wants To Make Summers In Asia More Bearable 

    Created by a Hong Kong startup, Ambi Climate is the latest entrant in the smart air conditioner market. The smartphone-controlled device is designed to work with split-unit air conditioners that have an infrared sensor and use machine learning to keep your home at a comfortable temperature while reducing energy consumption. Ambi Climate’s first target markets are in Asia, but it plans… Read More

  • Building Robotics Lands $1.14M Seed Round From CCV, Google Ventures And Other Angel Investors

    Building Robotics Lands $1.14M Seed Round From CCV, Google Ventures And Other Angel Investors

    Building Robotics, a startup that makes intelligent software systems for office buildings, has raised $1.14 million in a seed round led by Claremont Creek Ventures (CCV), Google Ventures, Formation 8, Navitas Capital, Red Swan Ventures and other angel investors. The Oakland, Calif.-based company says it will use the funds to add expertise in building management, development, back-end operators… Read More

  • Maker Of Energy Efficient Air Conditioners, Coolerado, Closes $7.2 Million

    According to a new SEC filing, Coolerado— the Denver-based manufacturer of super energy-efficient air conditioning systems for residential and light commercial use— has closed a $7.2 million investment led by NewWorld Capital Group, and joined by Spring Mountain Capital. The relationship between the clean tech investors and Coolerado was announced in October, without any… Read More

  • AirScape whole house fan is an ultra-quiet cheaper, greener alternative to A/C

    As the economy worsens and our wallets slim, an AirScape whole house fan sounds like a simple way to go green and save some money. While traditional whole house fans are noisy and power-hungry, the AirScape fans are ultra-quiet and energy-efficient. Payback on the AirScape is much faster than solar. Also, reducing electricity use means reducing CO2 emissions, so you’re reducing your… Read More

  • Using the sun to cool down those hot days

    Driven by the long reaching goals of the Montreal Protocol, drafted in 1987 and since signed by 191 countries, technology continues to achieve success for the ozone reducing accord. The worldwide reduction of CFC pollution has slowed the destruction of the ozone layer. Improvements continue as we head towards target dates of 2030 (2020 for developed nations) to cease the use of HCFCs… Read More

  • Say goodbye to workplace swamp ass with the 'Suzukaze' air conditioned seat cushion

    Air conditioned clothing company, Kuchofuku, has developed the “Suzukaze,” which I’m pretty sure is Japanese for “ass de-moistifier,” but don’t quote me on that. According to Japan’s Corporate News Network,  This Kouchou Cushion features a new material inside called the super spacer which has the strength to support the person’s weight and… Read More

  • Hot? This liquid-cooled shirt should fix that

    It’s kind of ridiculous, but apparently some racers wear these when they’re going to be in a car for a long time with no air conditioning; it looks foolish but I guess it works. This article describes the various problems drivers have with heat – I never thought about it, but dehydration and heat exhaustion can be a serious issue when you’re driving a hot car in the… Read More

  • LG Fuses Art And Air-Conditioning Together As ARTCOOL

    Damn those Europeans! The finest fashion, the fastest cars, and now priceless works of air-conditioning! Apparently, air conditioners haven’t caught on in Europe as much as LG has liked them to. So as a strategic new approach to marketing an air conditioner, LG has unveiled its new line of units called ARTCOOL. In a nutshell, it basically is an air conditioner with a picture frame on… Read More