green cooling initiative: Best practice example

Project: Energy efficient building cooling for the tropical climate

In cooperation with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, Sustainable Design & Consulting LLC (SDC) implemented a project to test space conditioning systems termed “comfort islands”.

Comfort island provide locally limited comfort conditions for occupants, hereby avoiding the conditioning of an entire space. Localized spaces with comfort islands are not dehumidified, and therefore a large amount of cooling for latent heat removal can be spared. Ideally installed comfort islands can provide energy savings of up to 70% compared with conventional space heating.

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