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Stanford Moves to Electricity-Based Heating, Cooling

Stanford Moves to Electricity-Based Heating, Cooling | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Stanford University is transitioning from a 100 percent natural-gas heat and power cogeneration system to an electricity-based, combined heating and cooling...
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Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator by Yuriy Dmitriev » Yanko Design

Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator by Yuriy Dmitriev » Yanko Design | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

A non-sticky gel surrounds the food item when shoved into the biopolymer gel, creating separate pods. The design features no doors or drawers, and the food items are individually cooled at their optimal temperature thanks to the robot. And since it can take any orientation (hung vertically, horizontally, and even on the ceiling), and can be modified in size, you can fit it in any apartment.

 


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Hans De Keulenaer's comment, February 8, 2012 8:10 PM
More gadget than practical. Not really for families, but great for storing drinks in a bachelor's appartment.
Hans De Keulenaer's comment, February 8, 2012 8:19 PM
Great out-of-the-box thinking. I can not see it really working for a family where a million things are taken out of the fridge for breakfast, and which needs to store fresh items (who wants non-packages foods in contact with gel). But it could work for example in a bachelor's or student's appartment for storing drinks.
Roberto Bogge's comment, February 9, 2012 6:47 AM
I agree with you. It's just a curiosity. A new concept with a lot of possible application, but it's should be re-thought for the daily use on a larger scale. Otherwise it will remain an object of pure design without a real application. Surely also the price will limit the possibility of being traded on large market sectors.
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Using math tools to improve energy efficiency of courtyards

Using math tools to improve energy efficiency of courtyards | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
While some may wonder how our ancestors managed to realize similar solutions in architecture throughout the different cultures around the world, researchers from the University of Seville (Spain) propose that climate played a major role in that process. They also used mathematical tools to reveal the phenomenon that the temperature inside the typical Mediterranean courtyard is cooler than that of the street.

The proposition of architect Juan Manuel Rojas, who developed a mathematical tool able to assess the complex thermodynamic behavior of the courtyard along with two lecturers at the University of Seville, is to use this cooler air inside the courtyard instead using air conditioning extractor units on rooftops or outer walls.
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Introduction to Trigeneration Systems

Introduction to Trigeneration Systems | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Trigeneration is one step ahead of cogeneration that is the residual heat available from a CHP system.

Trigeneration refers to the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heating and cooling from the combustion of a biomass fuel or a solar heat collector. Conventional coal or nuclear-powered power stations convert only about 33% of their input heat to electricity. The remaining 67% emerges from the turbines as low-grade waste heat with no significant local uses so it is usually rejected to the environment.
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