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VSD Retrofit For Lab Fume Hood Exhaust System

When you’re a student working with toxic chemicals, jarring alarms are not exactly a desired part of your process.
By Justin Blanchfield
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Control recommissioning in existing buildings presents an excellent opportunity to not only save energy, but to fix operational deficiencies and work with the building’s occupants to reduce complaints.
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Chill Out: A Mechanical Study And Chiller Upgrades Revive School Infrastructure

Heating and cooling upgrades for a preparatory boarding school nestled among the trees in Pottstown, PA, wove together the best of 1950s innovation with today’s energy standards
By Amy Meadows, CPSM and George “Gig” Settle, Jr., P.E., LEED® AP, C.E.M., C.M.
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The Hill School, referred to as Hill, was founded in 1851 as The Family Boarding School for Boys and Young Men.
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More Than Just Fun And Games

This project team left nothing to chance when it came to designing a five-story mixed-space facility for a Chicago gaming company.
By Travis Steinmetz, P.E., LEED AP
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This project team left nothing to chance when it came to designing a five-story mixed-space facility for a Chicago gaming company. They also dealt a full hand of space-specific tactics: upgraded DX units, a dedicated variable-speed kitchen exhaust system, underfloor air, and better motors and drives improved the odds for efficiency. Pull the handle on this project story to get to the payoff.
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Natatorium dehumidification goes swimmingly, aided by geothermal and heat recovery

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The city of Côte Saint Luc in Quebec recently opened its new Aquatic and Community Centre with a cost of $18 million. While this may seem like a hefty price tag, the city will be saving millions of dollars on energy costs, thanks in part to the center’s HVAC system.
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ABB to purchase UK-based Dynamotive

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Automation company ABB has announced its intention to buy Dynamotive Ltd.


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A Lesson Plan For Sustainability

The Medical University of South Carolina implemented broad energy efficiency im-provements without incurring capital costs.
By John F. Plack Jr., P.E.
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Today, many state institutions of higher learning and healthcare facilities face reduced budgets, aging infrastructure, and rising energy costs. According to the EPA, colleges and universities spend close to $2 billion each year on energy. These institutions are seeking innovative ways to renew facilities, improve energy efficiency, and reduce energy costs. One option gaining some renewed momentum is the Energy Savings Performance Contract (EPSC).
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Retrofitting Rutgers

By Michael D. Kornitas, CEM, LEED®
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Identifying motor retrofit opportunities in cooling towers, air handlers, exhaust fans, and circulating pumps reflects the no-stone-unturned strategy Rutgers employs in energy management.For those motors, boiler upgrades, and future projects, the university regularly seizes on multiple incentives opportunities — ranging from utility offers to good old-fashioned intraschool competition — to teach efficiency in action.
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Earning A+ is no sweat for VSH compressors at William & Mary

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Although it’s the second-oldest college in America, the College of William & Mary boasts the oldest college building in the United States, the Sir Christopher Wren Building, which was built in 1695 before the founding of nearby Williamsburg, VA. Now fast-forward to the 1960s, when the college expanded to accommodate Baby Boom students.
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Energy Retro-Cx

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Month 3- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: K-12 School Building Unit Ventilator System Application — Solution Implementation and Monitoring, Measuring, and Benchmarking
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Soft starters: ABB

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The company has released the PSE soft starter family, a compact soft starter with two-phase torque control.
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