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JCI joins city for Milwaukee Energy Efficiency launch

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An initiative that promises to make Milwaukee one of the most energy-efficient cities in the nation has been launched by the city and Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls.


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

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


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BiQ’S Better Buildings

By Robert Beverly
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CABA spots building smarts in Philly, Toronto, and Ottawa.
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Family-owned business’ production solution runs through new piping

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As former commercial fishermen who decided to develop their own line of organic oils, the Barlean family was no stranger to innovation. A manufacturer of nutritional lipids products based in Ferndale, WA, family-owned Barlean’s Organic Oils LLC grew so rapidly that it soon needed its own fish-oil production facility.
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Energy audit, personal guarantee sell management on booster system retrofit

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Veteran New York plumbing contractor Evan Samouhos was so confident in the potential energy savings offered by a new domestic water booster pump system that he fronted the purchase himself.
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Boilers help North Carolina brewer boost capacity

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The largest craft brewer in North Carolina, Highland Brewing Company has grown considerably since it began operation in Asheville as a basement start-up using retrofitted dairy equipment in 1994.
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Gateway City Apartment Builiding Goes Single-Pipe

By Dan Vastyan
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This large complex is welcoming a host of new arrivals, from new boilers and chillers to an overhaul of its hydronic strategy. Avoiding a whole lot of drilling was one benefit of their new design choice. Balancing first cost, maintenance costs, and the system itself were additional positives for keeping all 225 units comfortable and affordable.
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Commissioning Fire Alarm Systems

By Timothy Thatcher, P.E.
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This month, our life safety coverage arrives from the commissioning side. From design phase to tips on navigating a seemingly untenable number of observations, and on to post-testing tasks, here’s one consultant’s solid reference to keep you and your client from getting unnecessarily alarmed.
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Motors For Use With VFDs

By Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CSI-CCS, CCPR
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The questions can pile up quickly when it’s time to specify a motor to pair with a variable drive. The information available sometimes leaves one wondering just as much about the information that is unavailable. Will a decision hold up not only in the actual application but also possibly in court? Wade into compatibility, spec terms, partial loads, and more as we try to get this motor running.
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