Sustainable Cooling Technologies – Natural Refrigerant Air Conditioning
In this session the trainer addresses Building Science and Services (BSS) professors to enable understanding of the courses related to fundamental science concepts underlying the technology, operation principles, environmental and cost benefits, safety and technical constraints. The trainer further aims to ensure that professors are equipped with adequate knowledge to convey the environmental, spatial and structural implications, to the students, for using this technology in comparison to conventional HVAC systems for their building design. The trainer addresses the following key takeaways: 1. That the teachers are able to recognize, and further help their students to realize that these are already commercially available and implementable technologies. They are sustainable technologies and not alternative. 2. The Teachers are able to recognize that the technology will be mainstreamed in a few years and hence the familiarity/fluency with it will be a part of professional competence for architects, 3. That space, structure and environmental implications of technologies are understood from an architecture student’s perspective to apply them in their design studios, 4. The environmental benefit of this technology as it replaces f-gasses, 5. Safety implications and application constraints.