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Energy Demon At The Door

April 1, 2011
Having lived with an ancient heating system and no cooling for years, a Pennsylvania congregation now sings the praises of the updated hydronics and new mini-splits that brought a mechanical renaissance to the church’s various spaces.
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University enjoys the fruits of system integration in former tomato field

March 3, 2011
Ave Maria University, located in southwest Florida, opened its doors to students on August 27, 2007. As the first new Catholic university built in the United States in more than
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Robotic storage facility protects exotic collectibles with wireless sensors

March 3, 2011
When your primary worker is a 70-ton robot, you try your best to stay out of its way. Such is the case at RoboVault, an ultra-modern, high-tech storage facil-ity in
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IAQ: Florida's Teachable Moment

March 3, 2011
An engineer with the 9th-largest school district in the United States writes about the IAQ testing and final report that his district commissioned. From offices to classrooms to cafeterias and restrooms, the monitoring was extensive. Read the results and some author comments about acceptable IAQ in schools, the possibility of overdoing fresh air, and the associated costs.
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Fan, BAS spread a warm feeling to start Alaska schooldays

March 1, 2011
A 12-ft diameter low-speed fan provides destratification to cut the morning temperature recovery for this elementary school down to 15 to 20 min.Designing a landmark school in the unforgiving Alaskan
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California's first LEED® Gold winery picks radiant cooling

February 1, 2011
Radiant cooling was used at the Hall St. Helena winery in CA to save energy and maintain precise control over the winemaking process. When hydronics contractor Robert Reid saw
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Better filtration, better fertility?

February 1, 2011
New filters and a monitoring system helped the Carolina Conceptions Fertility Clinic increase its success rate. Since Carolina Conceptions Fertility Clinic opened its doors in August 2006, it has become
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LEED Platinum Performance for Mercy Corps

February 1, 2011
Inside this nonprofit’s new headquarters in Portland, variable refrigerant flow teamed with zonal heat exchange, 100% DOAS, daylighting, CO2 sensors, and more to deliver comfort while bringing actual energy usage in under the design target of $0.83 per year.
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Hospital heeds second opinion on boilers for central energy plant

January 1, 2011
New dual-fuel boilers help save this Alabama hospital 35% to 50% in fuel costs annually.The recently completed Shelby Baptist Medical Center (SBMC) $94 million South Tower Project in Alabaster, AL,
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Piping helps Portland revitalization project save and offer gas

January 1, 2011
A flexible gas piping system allowed tenants to add custom gas appliances such as professional gas ranges at this Portland, OR, apartment complex.The revitalization of the Pearl District - an
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