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From Good To Great: Optimizing Your Chiller Plant

By Timothy Angerame and Ken Scheepers
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Texas Women’s University found that continuous energy monitoring and verification paid off well, yielding savings above and beyond an existing performance contract. The authors explain how measuring and managing can defeat the usual suspects that drag down plant performance. Is yours hiding some untapped greatness?
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Chiller Startup & Shutdown: Worth Doing Right

By Rick Nadeau, P.E.
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Commissioning, tracking performance data, and paying attention to detail during startup and shutdown can raise performance while lowering expenses.
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Controller helps fast food restaurant save energy, maintain control

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When Ross Cailotto, the owner of R.E.C. Service Corp., heard about the KE2 Evaporator Efficiency controller (KE2 Evap), he knew he had found the solution. Before having the KE2 Evap, replacing an old Beacon system with mechanical controls meant moving product from the walk-in to temporary storage while the refrigeration system was off for 8 hrs or more.
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Internet provider deploys filter screens to save motor and labor energy

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With 10 LEED certified facilities and millions of additional square feet in the works, a well-known global Internet company committed to running green facilities was facing cooling and maintenance challenges at several of its data centers.
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Let's Get Rid Of The One-Year Warranty Phase

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Four building pros weigh in on the concept.
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Energy & Environmental Management Is A Team Effort

Organize the players and communicate the successes.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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This past March, I asked the question, “Do you have a corporate sustainability plan?” and recently I was discussing this topic with a director of a physical plant for a major college on the East Coast. He commented, “Energy conservation and environmental management should be a team effort.”
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December BIM event coming to Washington

By Robert Beverly
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The National BIM Conference is concurrent with Ecobuild America and hosts a wide assortment of sessions.
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Campus unclogs coils, frees up funds

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“Too warm.” “Too stuffy.” “Not enough airflow.” These were just a few of the countless complaints that facilities managers of the Basic Medical Science Building at the University of New Mexico were receiving on a regular basis.
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Building Oversight Management: Revisited

By Larry Clark LEED® AP
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A lot has happened since the author’s 2008 article. It’s prime time to revisit expectations for BAS and chiller optimization controls, and then have a look at several of today’s options for anyone managing chilled water flow to wring the last drop of efficiency out of a system.
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Low-Hanging Fruit In The Data Center Orchard

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Forget high-tech or high-expense fixes for a minute. Have you tried to bump efficiency by looking for the  next aisle over, deploying a Trim and Respond strategy, or trying the soon-to-be-famous Paper On A Stick approach? Some of the biggest names in the data center universe think that you plant the seeds of real savings with some mighty simple steps.
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