About Close Comfort

In 2007, Professor James Trevelyan first invented the prototype for what would become the Close Comfort personal air conditioner. Over the next 6 years, James worked with his engineering students at the University of Western Australia to gradually develop and realise his dream of energy-efficient, localised air conditioning technology.

In the summer of 2013, Professor Trevelyan arrived at the foot of the Himalayas, to conduct tests in some of the hottest areas of Pakistan. Despite nightly indoor temperatures reaching 41°C (with 70-80% humidity) the results achieved actually exceeded expectations.

After 2 further years of market research and testing in different countries and climatic conditions, the first Close Comfort units went on sale to customers in 2016.

Since then, our company’s focus is on continued research and development to further improve and enhance the performance and experience of our personal air conditioning solutions.

At Close Comfort we are committed to providing sustainable solutions to cool a warming world.

Articles and interviews with James Trevelyan

World Engineering Convention 2019

Interview & Featured Speaker

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Engineers Australia medal for meritorious service

August 2019

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Sydney Morning Herald Article

June 28, 2018

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West Australian of the Year 2018

Professions Category

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News.com.au Article
Introducing Close Comfort

Jan 7, 2018

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Video interview with Professor James Trevelyan

Oct 25, 2017

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Health Professional Radio Podcast

Oct 30, 2017

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TED Talk 2013

Ending Poverty: What Engineers Can Do

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