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Optimization process locates cure for pharma lab's energy ailments

October 1, 2010
Software monitoring saved a San Diego pharmaceutical lab 45% in energy costs.The U.S. pharmaceutical industry consumes nearly $1 billion in energy annually. Lab facilities often have environmental and cleanroom requirements
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Chilled beams teach quiet cooling to architecture students

October 1, 2010
Chilled beams installed at the Marywood University School of Architecture reduced energy consumption and saved space.Colleges and universities are changing the way they approach construction projects, and Marywood University is
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Alaska city asks air handlers to handle 175-mph

October 1, 2010
Modular outdoor AHUs supply 62,000 cfm of supply air to the city of Unalaska’s power house in extreme conditions.Nothing is easy in the Aleutians. Thus, a project to install necessary
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Engineering firm uses software to solve demand mystery, avoid rate hike

October 1, 2010
Submetering and energy profiling were used at this Nebraska office building to cycle on equipment and save money in energy costs.When the time came for Morrissey Engineering, Inc., a successful
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Audit, retrofit exhibit multiple benefits for Maine museum

September 1, 2010
An energy audit saved this Maine museum 40% in electricity costs and reduced its carbon footprint by 54,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.The Maine Discovery Museum, located in Bangor, ME, seeks
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Custom flue pipe retrofit works wonders in a tight space

September 1, 2010
Non-standard 15-in. diameter liners with smaller, custom flanges helped a boiler retrofit fit into the CHA Flannery Senior Apartments in Chicago.Like many buildings of its era, the 47-year-old CHA Flannery
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Humidification makes surprising difference for seniors and staff

August 1, 2010
A new steam humidification system and air exchangers improved IAQ and reduced skin problems for residents of the Middletown Home in Middletown, PA.Humidification makes surprising difference for seniors and staffWhen
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Filters remove corrosive elements, improve air quality

July 1, 2010
Anyone questioning whether air curtains can prevent vehicle emissions and cold winter air infiltration at restaurant drive-thru window stations needs only to talk to Arby’s store #5775 employee, Jessica Varga.If
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Ring protects bearings, calms motors at Time & Life Building

July 1, 2010
Bearing rings installed on the VFDs at the Time & Life Building in New York’s Rockefeller Center protect from electrical bearing damage. Preventive maintenance at a prominent Manhattan building illustrates
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Fastener manufacturer cools down fuel costs with infrared

June 1, 2010
Infrared heating saved this aerospace manufacturing plant $183,000 in combined energy and maintenance costs.Saving energy and improving comfort for over 100 employees topped the list of priorities for Adam Leiferman,
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