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Articles Tagged with ''retrofits''

Energy Efficiency Leaders Convening for EE Global in Orlando March 27 – 29

March 2, 2012

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.
September 6, 2011
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

September 6, 2011
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

September 6, 2011
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

August 24, 2011
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

August 1, 2011
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

August 1, 2011
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

July 1, 2011
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

July 1, 2011
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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Low-speed fans team with UV light to improve IAQ at Rwandan hospital

July 1, 2011
Low-speed fans provide needed ach at this remote mountain hospital. All buildings, regardless of age, are susceptible to IAQ deficiencies. Chemical exposure from new construction, tight building envelopes, and humidity
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Improving Cooling and PUE in Existing Data Centers

On-Demand This webinar will provide cost-effective practical tips and feasible retrofit solutions that can be implemented in operational data centers to address some cooling issues and improve energy efficiency.

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