Today we are joined by Vince Romanin, CEO of Gradient, a company developing an innovative new wall-mounted heat pump system that aims to address climate change in three key ways: by replacing fossil-fuel based heating mechanisms with electrical-based heating, by using less harmful refrigerants, and finally by mitigating the effects of climate change (more extreme temperature) by providing climate control to our buildings. All of this, while focusing on the consumer and placing the wall-mounted heat pumps in a unique form factor that gives users their windows back. Listen in as Vince patiently walks us through our questions on thermodynamics and how heat pumps work, and as we learn about this tremendous opportunity to both combat climate change and mitigate its effects.
Check out Gradient's website here: https://www.gradientcomfort.com/
If this kind of innovation sounds interesting to you, they are hiring! https://boards.greenhouse.io/gradientcomfort
You can also follow the team on social media
When you're done listening to the episode, be sure to spend at least 10 hours staring at the Sankey diagram on http://energyliteracy.com/. This is the one that we talk about toward the end of the show that tracks the energy flow of the entire nation in one convenient plot.