Archinect - News 2014-08-01T05:49:22-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/84462546/is-wristify-the-solution-for-personalized-heating-cooling Is "Wristify" the solution for personalized heating/cooling? Archinect 2013-10-18T18:10:00-04:00 >2013-10-22T20:38:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d62ffd433d5d9dca16a41bd7c35fa2ed.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The intent is to save energy by controlling the temperature of an individual person, rather than an entire building, a goal that anyone who's ever turned on a personal space heater in a frigid office building in July can get behind. The team just won $10,000 from MIT's Making And Designing Materials Engineering Competition, which the inventors will use to improve the prototype and the algorithms that automate the pulses.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/47313995/a-field-guide-to-ac-units A Field Guide to AC Units Archinect 2012-05-04T19:31:00-04:00 >2012-05-07T11:05:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l8/l8b2aqzn3oe664kk.jpg" width="514" height="120" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though it pervades the landscape of many of our cities, we rarely appreciate how window units continue to shape our homes and street walls. The basic design of a window unit has remained mostly the same since it appeared on the market in 1935 &ndash; that is to say, functional and bland. But instead of designing a more elegant object, we have allowed AC units to become visual background noise.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>