Firefighters, soldiers and athletes have at least one hazard in common: In warmer climates, they often find themselves at the mercy of extreme heat. Hot environments can sap energy, inhibit mental clarity, hinder performance and cause serious health problems, including dehydration and heat stroke. The solution: Glacier Tek’s Cool Vest, powered by PureTemp. Read more
Photo: The Original Cool Vest maintains a comfortable 59° F for up to 2½ hours in 100°F heat and recharges in minutes.
The 370,000-square-foot mixed-use building in Manhattan has made the list of the Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2015. It features a thermal energy storage system that makes ice at night, when electricity is cheaper, to help cool the structure during the day. Read more
Video: How phase change material works.