• Theme: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning

    You’ve probably noticed the heat your computer produces while processing tasks, becoming a wasted byproduct of other activity. But what if it could be transferred and reused? The Q-rad heater by Qarnot is designed to do just that. According to Qarnot, “the heat generated by all the data centers in the world could...

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    “Too big, too light and impossible to control in flight,” aviation specialists said—apart from Dassault—believing the challenge unattainable. Contrary to belief, the Solar Impulse 2 ended its ’round-the-world flight in July 2016 without having consumed a drop of fuel. Powered only by the sun’s energy, and piloted by...

    The Fire Line Automatic 3 by Planika took first place for the iNovo iSaloni Tech award. An endless line of fire ignites due to the connection of multiple units, which are controlled with any smart device through a Wi-Fi system. The FLA 3 also connects to any Smart Home System and makes for a beautiful addition both...

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    The French ministry for Ecology sponsored the Clover Street Lamp project for Paris Climate Conference 2015. The selected designer, Mathieu Lehanneur, invented the urban lighting furniture collection Clover. The lamp resembles a tree: a wooden pole—only local wood used—with three petals on top that house the lighting...

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    At this year’s Batimat, several companies displayed innovative water and room heating products. Cinier makes sculptural radiators from a proprietary limestone-based stone product, while Cosy Art uses resin for its decorative radiant heating units. Twido’s energy-saving water heaters can be incorporated into...

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    As the goal to reduce energy consumption grows for countries around the world, the French launched the Energy Transition for Green Growth in 2014. The plan calls for the post-oil era and a stronger, more sustainable energy model where prices, depletion of resources and environmental protection requirements are...

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    Atop one of the seven summits sits, at 4,000 meters in altitude, the new eco-hotel located on the Southern side of Mount Elbrus, Russia: LEAPrus 3912. The building resembles a space station with its three separate LEAPs1 units and two newly designed s2 units in tube form. Stefano Testa, one of the two founders of...

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