Like sunscreen for your home, our patented Heat Abatement Technology (HAT) consists of scientifically nano-engineered materials that are easily applicable to any existing buildings, reducing their heat absorption by up to 30%. Less heat means less air conditioning, which means less energy demand, and fewer greenhouse emissions. A revolutionary solution to address global warming and reach the greenhouse emissions reduction targets of the Paris Agreement.
How does it work? HAT consists of composite nano-materials with tailored electromagnetic spectral properties. These materials can become functional elements of any buildings for enhanced thermal management, i.e. reducing energy needed for cooling buildings exposed to the sun.
HAT can be applied to existing structures as well as to the production of new building materials. Going forward, all existing and new structures can conserve energy with the Daniels Family Sustainable Energy Foundation's patented applications.
Due to climate change, the air conditioning of buildings has become the largest source of energy demand. Most energy production still relies on on fossil fuels, therefore manmade global warming is creating a vicious circle where we demand more energy to cool our homes and offices, and thus contribute to climate change with increased greenhouse emissions. Solutions proposed include more efficient AC units, but that may be more than a generation away. Our technologies allow for immediate implementation and achieving an energy-reduction target of up to 30%.
According to the International Energy Agency's report The Future of Cooling, the majority of energy demand for air conditioning is coming from countries in the tropical regions, or with energy production still reliant on coal, oil or natural gas, all producing greenhouse gas emissions which worsen global warming. By 2040, a 197% increase in the number of AC units worldwide is expected, increasing energy demand exponentially and making it very difficult for countries to meet the greenhouse-gas reduction targets of the Paris Agreement. HAT will provide a much-needed solution to this problem.