Articles Tagged with ''retrofits''

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Alaska federal building warms to GSA requirements with wood pellet boiler

Wood pellet boilers were a key innovative component of the recent $4.7 million upgrade at the Ketchikan Federal Building in Ketchikan, AK. The 1930s-era, six-story building had a 47-yr-old steam boiler system that was at the end of its useful life and was providing inconsistent heat to the building.
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Energy Efficiency Leaders Convening for EE Global in Orlando March 27 – 29

The event will be co-hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy and its affiliated Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance.


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Calculating Life-Cycle Cost

Detailed calculations can unearth hidden savings.
Whether at work or in our personal lives, we all try to be smart shoppers. We’ll go that extra mile to save a few percent on upfront purchase costs but every so often miss the big picture by not taking total cost of ownership (TCO) into account.
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Plastic cooling tower prevents tenant meltdown during heat wave

Last September, on what would normally have been a mild autumn day, Southern California was blasted by a record-breaking heat wave with temperatures spiraling upwards to 116°F in the Los Angeles basin. The heat was far above the normal highs, which would typically be in the mid-70s.
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Financial exchange trades up to modular fan system

Located in this city’s famous Loop commercial center, the 600-foot-tall Chicago Board of Trade Building (CBOT) houses the world’s oldest futures and options exchange. Until recently, the building also housed a pair of aging built-up systems that were beginning to worry management.
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Evaporative condensers

The PC2 evaporative condenser from Baltimore Air Coil is a counterflow, induced draft, axial fan unit that operates between 41 and 2,506 ammonia tons.
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Commissioning: Equipment Startup And Commissioning

The once fairly calm phase could now be a key to nipping integration issues in the bud.
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Modular boilers give bottling operation a taste of higher efficiency, lower emissions

Innovation has thrived in Philadelphia since Ben Franklin invented bifocals, the lightning rod, and the wood stove that bears his name more than two centuries ago. This tradition of innovation
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Better Project Delivery: Health Care Infrastructure Projects

Here, our long-time forward-thinking columnist uses a common hospital scenario to walk you through the shift from Design-Bid-Build to an Integrated Project Delivery approach. See how the job can get done with similar personnel on a considerably shorter schedule, resulting in a greater team investment in the project’s success and yet more time to get on to other work.
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Thermal Energy Storage Benefits And Sensible Systems

Some thermal storage media are familiar to most of us, but what about gravel? Or lake water? See how those can work in the right environments, and tuck this away as a general refresher on thermal storage concepts and options for use in hospitals, data centers, and elsewhere.
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