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Commercial Water Heating Timeline

• In the 1870s, an English inventor named Maughan introduced the concept of heating water instantly by burning fuel. A Norwegian inventor, Edwin Ruud, followed up in 1889 with a fuel heater incorporating storage and commercialized the idea in the United States.

• Nineteenth Century inventors George Babcock & Stephen Wilcox introduced a safe fuel fired boiler which made steam from water. The distributed steam had many uses including heating water. Twentieth century innovators such as John Cleaver introduced the packaged boiler concept thereby enhancing the commercial viability of the application.

• In 1902, Willis Carrier invented air conditioning, a method of transferring heat from where it is objectionable to where it was unobjectionable. One such AC method is the vapor compression cycle. This cycle was later reversed to be used in heating and is commonly known as a heat pump.

• In the later part of the twentieth century, adaptations to normal air conditioning systems allowed the system to reclaim some of the heat normally discharged. These are commonly known as heat reclaim systems.

• CoTherm's Renewable Energy Water Heating system is a twenty-first century innovation producing a buildings’ domestic hot water at the final use temperature while simultaneously furnishing 10-30% of the buildings’ air conditioning. Through this process, no fossil fuel is used and very little additional electricity is expended.

   Innovator Presentations and Events

November 7-8, 2011 ~ Caimbridge, MA
Innovator Poster Presentation
Marine Renewable Energy Conference

3rd Annual New England Marine Renewable Energy Center Technical Conference
For the 3rd year in a row, engineers, scientists, policy makers, device developers, government agencies will gather to share information about their ocean energy devices and best practices. Read more...

January 21-25, 2011 ~ Chicago, IL
Innovator Conference Paper Session
2012 ASHRAE Winter Conference

2012 ASHRAE Winter Conference
ASHRAE is pleased to be returning to Chicago for the 2012 Winter Conference. Members have the chance to discuss and examine the latest topics in the building industry, such as high performing buildings and integrated design, as well as participate in technical tours.

Innovator Presentation - Data Centers: – “The Prospect of Hydrothermal Net-Zero Energy Data Centers” scheduled for Sunday, January 22, 2012: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Hilton Palmer House Chicago

Innovator Presentation - Heat Exchangers: Benefits and Models “Hydrothermal Energy – Sustainable Benefits for Island and Coastal Communities” scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2012: 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM – Hilton Palmer House Chicago Read more...

September 2010 ~ Cairo, Egypt 2010 International Conference...Beyond CFC's
2010 International Conference...Beyond CFC's...Sept 30 - Oct 1 2010...Cairo, Egypt
The theme of the conference is “Road to Climate Friendly Chillers: Moving Beyond CFCs and HCFCs”. Special emphasis will be to identify means to encourage and assist chiller owners, building managers and other end-users in developing countries to undertake activities in the chiller sub-sector (including alternative refrigerants management and chiller replacement strategies) that result in environmental and economic benefits. Read more...

October 2010 ~ Palm Beach, Florida
2010 Sustainable Florida Conference...Oct 12-15...Palm Beach Gardens, FL

2010 Sustainable Florida Conference...Oct 12-15...Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The 2010 Sustainable Florida Conference presented by Florida Power and Light will be held in Palm Beach Gardens on October 12-14, 2010. It is an exciting conference that will feature speakers and exhibitors from public and private sectors highlighting their accomplishments, challenges and opportunities in adopting and implementing sustainable development principles. Read more...