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Carbon Emissions – Are Heat Pumps The Next Big Thing?

A look at heat pumps and how they could help in offsetting carbon emissions 

According to National Renewable Energy Laboratory experts, air cooling is already responsible for 3.94% of yearly carbon emissions worldwide, which will only worsen as higher global temperatures continue to drive the growing need for air conditioning. Meanwhile, increased energy bills and a lack of gas supply are other significant concerns.

The prevalent climate change and energy issues call for serious efforts to implement result-oriented strategies to counter these challenges.

Heat Pumps to The Rescue?

Heat pumps seem to be viable, and they are gaining traction – particularly in the US and UK. They function by transferring heat from the outside air to water while generating cold air, thereby keeping homes cool.

According to a recent study, using heat pumps can help homeowners reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money on energy expenditures, and improve their health. The findings, published in Environmental Research Letters, indicate that heat pumps will lower emissions for two-thirds of households while benefiting one-third of US homeowners financially.

How Brian Bonar's Dalrada Corporation Can Help Alleviate Carbon Emissions

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Dalrada Corporation, the brainchild of Brian Bonar, was established in 1982 with a vision to transform meaningful ideas into solutions to serve humanity. Since then, the organization has expanded its operations to serve numerous business sectors. The subsidiaries help industrial, commercial, and consumer industries in various disciplines, such as science, health care, engineering, manufacturing, and technology.

Dalrada's high-temperature CO2-based heat pump offers clean heating and cooling without requiring combustion or fossil fuels. Dalrada Precision Manufacturing has extended its precision component and steel fabrication capabilities to facilitate the production of the Dalrada Likido heat pumps. The technology is promising, and the US government had selected Dalrada's heat pump as a green building pioneer to assist lead energy transformation via leveraging new technologies.

According to multiple studies focusing on the hotel industry, the most expensive utility bill is for electricity, followed by water and gas/fuel. Dalrada's Likido heat pump is installed by Dalrada Energy (Dalrada Energy Services) and is the subsidiary's flagship product. A low-carbon, integrated heating and cooling pump design provide an extraordinary remedy for reducing reliance on fossil fuels. Ultimately, this innovative technology has the potential to significantly reduce energy consumption and costs for hotels around the world.

Bonar, the group's Chairman, has a proven track record of turning startups into successful businesses via smart acquisitions and innovation. In addition to American Management Services LLC, he established Bezier Systems and, for 18 years, worked for IBM in Europe, Asia, and the US, including nine years as a visionary leader.

Bonar's Eventful Journey

Brian Bonar was born July 19, 1947, in Greenock, Scotland, in the United Kingdom. He earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from The City and Guilds of London Institute in 1969 and a master's degree in 1985 from Stafford University. He started his professional career as a procurement manager at IBM in 1969, the same year he graduated. At IBM, he was responsible for sourcing motherboards for various IBM computers.

He has served as a board director for multiple companies and organizations, including The Solvis Group, Warning Management Corporation, American Marine LLC, Alliance National Insurance Company, Trucept Inc., and The Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego.

Bonar is known as the "Lord Bonar of Wilcrick" in Cardiff, Wales, in the United Kingdom. He was named Cambridge’s Who's Who Executive of the Year in Finance.

He is the Chairman of Trucept, Inc., and the Chairman and CEO of Dalrada Financial Corporation.

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