a cooler path for existing building sustainability

Blind Spot created by air conditioning

You probably know that the last 5 years were the hottest on record. But did you know that Air Conditioning consumes 10% of global electricity production and is responsible for 5% of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions? And the demand for air conditioning is spiraling out of control, as the number of AC units in the world will double by 2025 and triple by 2050 to 5.6 Billion units.

“Growing demand for air conditioners is one of the most critical blind spots in today’s energy debate. 

Fatih Birol, International Energy Agency
Executive Director

the climate impact of HVAC in buildings

Commercial and residential buildings – use 40% of our energy and 70% of our electricity. Buildings emit over one-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, which is more than any other sector of the economy. Blue Frontier’s R&D 100 Award-Winning Climate-Friendly Building Cooling Technology has the potential to avoid gigatons of future emissions. Blue Frontier reduces the climate impact of buildings by slashing air conditioning energy use by 60 – 90%.  Blue Frontier improves indoor air quality, delivers superior cooling comfort and works like a battery to store renewable, clean, and low-cost energy.

Blue Frontier Attributes

♦ Patented, novel climate-friendly, low-cost design
♦ Hyper Energy Efficiency 
♦ Decouples energy consumption from cooling supply
♦ Long-Duration / Low-Cost Energy Storage
♦ Independent Control of Temperature and Humidity
♦ Improved Ventilation – 30% Fresh Air
♦ Key technology to achieving Zero Net Energy Buildings
♦ ~ 80% Reduction in Operating Expense

achieving the cost-effective carbon-free grid

Energy Savings

Reduces air conditioning energy consumption by 60 – 80% when compared to the best available technology.

Peak Demand

Eliminates the problematic hot weather-driven, costly and polluting peak electrical demand associated with air conditioning.

energy storage
clean peak

Embedded low-cost / long-duration energy storage allows our system to act like a battery.  It efficiently stores and shifts renewable energy to reduce afternoon peak demand.


distributed control

Designed as an aggregated distributed energy resource with cloud-based artificial intelligence control.


partnering for success

Third Derivative, a joint venture of Rocky Mountain Institute and New Energy Nexus, has selected Blue Frontier in its inaugural “Cohort 417.” Blue Frontier is one of 50 companies selected from a global application process, more than 620 startups from 61 countries answered the call. Third Derivative brings startups, investors, corporations, and market, regulatory, and policy insights into the one program, working closely together toward a common goal: to increase the success and speed to market for climate innovation. 

CalTestBed, the Nation’s largest clean energy testbed ecosystem, has selected Blue Frontier in partnership with the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center to perform dynamic performance testing of Blue Frontier’s hyper-efficient, non-vapor compression, energy storage, Packaged Rooftop AC unit. More than $6 million in testing vouchers were awarded to 26 clean energy entrepreneurs at the Inaugural California Test Bed virtual Symposium hosted by New Energy Nexus and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. The CalTestBed Initiative is a California Energy Commission (CEC)-funded effort to speed the commercialization of clean energy technologies. The program is led by New Energy Nexus in partnership with the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Blue Frontier’s founders have been collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the past 5-years and have executed an exclusive global license to commercialize their 12, R&D-100 award-winning patents. The IP covers a revolutionary approach to cooling buildings. The low-cost design provides independent control of humidity using a liquid desiccant solution and temperature, using a novel indirect evaporative cooler.

In partnership with the Syracuse University Center of Excellence in Energy Systems Innovations, Blue Frontier is working with the support of NYSERDA to bring manufacturing and living wage jobs to the state of New York. Blue Frontier aligns with New York’s Reforming Energy Vision by increasing energy efficiency, reducing peak demand, lowering carbon emissions, saving money, using renewable energy, and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

The  Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator  (IN2), is a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s  National Renewable Energy Laboratory  (NREL).  Blue Frontier is one of ten companies selected to participate in 2020. The grant will further the fundamental research of Blue Frontier’s revolutionary hyper energy-efficient building cooling solution.

The Rocket Fund is a partnership which includes Caltech, the Emerging Technology Coordinating Council group of six California utilities, the San Diego based  Moxie Foundation,  and a consortium of industry and incubator partners. The program was created to provide vital funding for building commercial prototypes necessary for field testing technology and securing potential customers. Blue Frontier received one of seven grants issued in 2019.

About Our Company

Blue Frontier is a CleanTech startup, whose mission is to transform buildings into sustainable, comfortable and interactive spaces. Our first step to achieving this goal is the commercialization of a revolutionary air conditioning technology. By targeting air conditioning we are solving an array of problems associated with the biggest individual energy and demand setting component in buildings.  From the Duck Curve to peak load management, to humidity control and integration of renewable generation resources.