DELTA

Jan. 2017 - Dec. 2017 · ARPA-E Research Project

Every year, more than 12% of all domestic energy is used to condition spaces for occupant comfort.  Yet, more office occupants are dissatisfied (42%) than satisfied (38%) with their thermal environment.  Building-scale solutions fail to address the underlying issue with dissatisfaction: different people prefer different thermal conditions at any given time.


The DELTA project addressed this problem by building a suite of wirelessly-powered personal comfort devices.  Designs were based on human-subject testing and FEA Simulations.

 
Collaboration with WiTricity.