To determine technologies and innovations that will change the HVAC industry in the coming decade by providing a list of such innovations and a brief explanation of why each one was selected.
INNOVATIONS CHANGING THE HVAC INDUSTRY IN THE COMING DECADE
Movement-Activated Air Conditioning
This system is among the latest air conditioning designs in the HVAC industry. The system detects movements through a sensor that turns off the HVAC or adjusts the thermostat. In simpler terms, the air conditioning only comes on when people are present.
This prototype shows the future of HVAC systems and how they will feature more "compact and portable designs that save both energy and utility costs."
The movement-activated air conditioning system has found its use particularly in "green buildings where it's crucial to turn off air conditioning and heating to unoccupied rooms."
Thermally-Driven Air Conditioning
Thermally-driven air conditioning was developed as a "low-cost alternative to traditional A/C units."
This air conditioning system functions using solar power supplemented by natural gas, making it highly efficient and effective. It eliminates the cost of electricity, and its design makes it a more efficient cooling system than any other system available.
However, this technology has not been widely adopted and might take several years before being integrated massively into the US market.