Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Projects

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Below are current heating, ventilation, and air conditioning projects.

Adhesive Bonding of Aluminum and Copper in HVAC&R Applications
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory — Oak Ridge, TN Partner: 3M — Maplewood, MN
AS-IHP System Concept Sketch. Image credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TNPartner: Lennox
Screenshot of the 2015 Ocean Exchange branding.
Building-Integrated Heat & Moisture Exchange (SBIR Phase 2B)
Lead Performer: Architectural Applications – Portland, Oregon Partner: Oregon State University – Corvallis, Oregon
CBERD: Advanced HVAC Systems
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - Oak Ridge, TNPartners:- -- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) – Berkeley, ...
A conceptual vapor-compression cycle design (left of storage tanks) for the commercial integrated heat pump, as well as a conceptual representation of how this packaged rooftop unit would integrate with the water heating system of a commercial building (solar water heater optional). Image credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Commercial Integrated Heat Pump

Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN Partner: Nortek Global HVAC – O'Fallon, MO

Latest prototype being constructed of a compact Thermoelastic Cooling System. Image courtesy of Maryland Energy and Sensor Technologies and BTO Peer Review.
Compact Thermoelastic Cooling System

Lead Performer: Maryland Energy and Sensor Technologies, LLC – College Park, MD

Data Analysis from Ground Source Heat Pump Demonstration Projects
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Design and Manufacturing of High-Performance, Reduced Charge Heat Exchangers
Lead Performer: University of Maryland — College Park, MD
Mechanical Solutions Inc. will use the latest modeling techniques, in combination with decades of experience and market leader Fantech, to produce a high-efficiency radon fan design. Source:  Mechanical Solutions Inc.
Development of an Innovative, High-Efficiency Radon Fan
Lead Performer: Mechanical Solutions Inc. – Whippany, NJ Partner: Fantech – Lenexa, KS
Evaluation of Safe Refrigerant Charge Limits for Flammable Refrigerants
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Fuel Cell Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN Partner: Be Power Tech Inc. – Deerfield Beach, FL
Gas-Fired Absorption Heat Pump
Lead Performer: Stone Mountain Tech. Inc. – Johnson City, TN
Electrocaloric Calorimeter. Image courtesy of United Technologies Research Center and BTO Peer Review.
High Efficiency Solid-State Heat Pump Module

Lead Performer: United Technologies Research Center – East Hartford, CT

High-Efficiency Low Global-Warming Potential (GWP) Compressor
Lead Performer: United Technologies Research Center – East Hartford, CT
High-Efficiency Low Global-Warming Potential (GWP) Packaged Rooftop System
Lead Performer: United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) — East Hartford, CT
Credit: United Technologies Research Center
High-Performance Commercial Cold Climate Heat Pump

Lead Performer: United Technologies Research Center - East Hartford, CT Partners: Carrier Corporation - Farmington, CT

Higher Efficiency HVAC Motors
Lead Performer: QM Power, Inc. – Lee’s Summit, MOPartners: United Technologies Research Center – East Hartford, CT
HVAC, Water Heating, and Appliances R&D
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Improved Braze Joint Quality Through Use of Enhanced Surface Technologies
Lead Performer: Trane—La Crosse, WI Partner: University of Illinois—Champaign, IL
Disney Research China. Image courtesy of CERC team.
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
Lead Performer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Berkeley, CA
International HVAC&R R&D Collaboration
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Low-Cost Electrochemical Compressor Utilizing Green Refrigerants for HVAC Applications
Lead Performer: Xergy Inc. – Seaford, DE Partners: -- University of Delaware - Newark, DE -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Mechanical Solutions, Inc.'s ultra-small centrifugal compressor concept will facilitate low-GWP refrigerant adoption.<br />Photo Credit: Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
Low-Global Warming Potential HVAC System with Ultra-Small Centrifugal Compression

Lead Performer: Mechanical Solutions Inc. – Whippany, NJPartners: Lennox International Inc. – Richardson,