Impact

The question is — how should energy consumption and energy production interact? A sustainable thermal future depends on a new standard of power to heat ratios.


Implications of Residential and Commercial Energy Infrastructure

Global heat energy uses account for roughly 50% of global energy consumption and contributes approximately 40% of the global CO2 emissions. Of that, 46% is consumed in buildings primarily for warming spaces and generating hot water. However, it is projected that only 22% of that energy globally will be generated by clean energy by 2024.  

Impacts of residential water heating. Impacts of residential water heating.
Total energy costs Total energy costs
% of us energy demand % of us energy demand
Impacts of residential water heating. Residential water heating
Total energy costs $9 billion
% of us energy demand 3–5%
Impacts of residential water heating. Water and waste water utility sector
Total energy costs $4 billion
% of us energy demand 3–4%

“CleanTek Thermal’s disruptive products address the core issues surrounding our ability to address global climate change, reducing our global consumer consumption of energy to generate heat for comfort or convenience. Incrementally innovations in heating technology are poised to have little impact on climate change, as new electrically generating heat methods like CTTs are part of an unknown advancement in heat generation.”

Alan Witthuhn, CleanTek CEO.


Environmental Impact of HomeS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The carbon footprint of household energy use in the United States

"Residential energy use accounts for roughly 20% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. Grid decarbonization will be insufficient to meet the 80% emissions reduction target for 2050 due to growing housing stock and continued use of fossil fuels (natural gas, propane, and fuel oil) in homes."

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A review of the sustainability of residential hot water infrastructure

"Residential water heating is linked to the primary source of waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States and accounts for greater energy demand than the combined water/wastewater utility sector. Furthermore, home water heating is the second largest energy consumer in the home and thus represents an integral part of the water-energy nexus."

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Heavy road salt use in winter is a growing problem, scientists say

"'The issue of road salt has been out in front of us for decades but has received very little attention until the past five years,' said Rick Relyea, a biological scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute near Albany, New York. 'Then we see, my goodness, it is everywhere, and it is a growing problem.'"

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Salt runoff can impair lakes

"Road salt practice has proven to be an effective method at keeping our paths safe since the 1940’s. In fact, depending on the severity of the winter, Michigan has applied between 343,200 to 759,248 tons of road salt per year to our state highways alone."

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Road Salt Works. But It’s Also Bad for the Environment

"As snow and ice melt on roads, the salt washes into soil, lakes, and streams, in some cases contaminating drinking water reservoirs and wells. It has killed or endangered wildlife in freshwater ecosystems, with high chloride levels toxic to fish, bugs, and amphibians, according to the Environmental Protection Agency"

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Heat

"Accounting for 50% of global final energy consumption in 2018, heat is the largest energy end-use and contributes 40% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. About 50% of total heat produced was used for industrial processes, another 46% was consumed in buildings for space and water heating and, to a lesser extent, for cooking, while the remainder was used in agriculture, essentially for greenhouse heating."

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Our Commitment

Commercialize a new form of heat-generating products that are eco-friendly, more affordable, and openly accessible to the world.

Environmental

Our commitment is to accelerate our ability to globally combat climate change by limiting the carbon footprint required to generate heat and reducing our reliance on environmentally damaging salt in cold weather climates.

Energy

Our commitment is to reduce the energy required to generate heat in the most widely used residential and commercial applications, ease the pathway for direct clean-energy heating products, and address our growing concerns around global electrically constrained grid infrastructure.   

Economic

Our commitment is to make heat more affordable through the unparalleled energy efficiency of our products and to ensure the essential element of heat is accessible for all.