Gallery: Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco-Designs From Day 2!

The Evapco display did a nice job of describing what thermal ice storage is. Think of it as the HVAC version of a hybrid car. Huge tanks of water are chilled at night and then can be sourced to cool off the building in the day. This dramatically reduces the size of chillers a building needs and shifts the energy demand from expensive peak load hours to cheaper power at night. The company’s smallest unit is rated at 700 tons of cooling an hour.

We got to see the Windtronics WT6500 wind generator for Honeywell up close and this thing is big. It’s energy production is built around the outer ring which is a revolution in design. It also starts spinning with very little wind, in fact the display unit was rotating using a just a box fan.

Collins Wood is an FSC lumber provider from California and is one of the first companies to adopt the FSC standard. They caught our attention with this fantastic bike who’s frame is made entirely with FSC wood. While the bike may not be for sale their lumber is and comes from a forest that has been developing sustainable harvesting techniques since 1855.


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1 Comment

  1. GrowingHero November 19, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Very exciting! Thanks for the great post!

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