Do Air Filters in HVAC Systems Offer Protection Against Coronavirus Indoors? It Depends

Do Air Filters in HVAC Systems Offer Protection Against Coronavirus Indoors? It Depends

Outlet Full Name: Discover Magazine
News Date: July 17, 2020
“Pistochini saw this while studying ventilation in California public school classrooms. She and her team inspected the recently-updated HVAC systems in 104 classrooms across the state and found that 51 percent were installed incorrectly or had faulty filters or fans…”

Leading Change

Leading Change

Outlet Full Name: Energy Services Today
News Date: March/April 2020
“In April 2006, the University of California-Davis (UC Davis) became the first institution of higher learning in the nation to form academic research center exclusively dedicated to energy efficiency.”

Designing the Most Effective Heat Exchanger

Designing the Most Effective Heat Exchanger

Outlet Full Name: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
News Date: 02/11/2020
High-temperature heat exchangers could reduce the amount of fuel needed to power many industrial processes, reducing costs and improving energy efficiency along the way. But first, researchers need to find the best way to create those high-temperature, high-pressure, efficient, and compact heat exchangers.

A researcher designed ‘anti-solar’ panels that generate electricity in the dark of night

A researcher designed ‘anti-solar’ panels that generate electricity in the dark of night

Outlet Full Name: CNN
News Date: 02/05/2020
Solar panels, true to their name, don’t technically work at night. But a California researcher claims he’s found a way to keep them generating power long after the sun sets.
Jeremy Munday, a professor in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California – Davis, is working on a panel prototype he says could do just that.