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Superheated steam makes the grade in Ivy League

June 1, 2010
Back-pressure steam turbines reduce Princeton’s carbon footprint by 1,200 pounds annually.In 2008, Princeton University developed a sustainability plan to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by the year
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Hotel succeeds with waterfront views, upfront BAS needs

June 1, 2010
The Hilton San Diego Bayfront has an integrated controls system that allows for programming of the AHU and central plant and for demand control and energy efficiency sequences.Rising 30 stories
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Property manager recovers utility costs after submeter retrofit

May 28, 2010
Park Plaza Condominiums, a nine-level mixed-use property in Pittsburgh, achieved electrifying results after retrofitting more than 120 submeters over a 35-day period.Located a few blocks from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie-Mellon University, Park
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Grocery store finds going green is second nature

May 1, 2010
A state-of-the-art refrigeration system has saved 40% in energy costs and removed 29 million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere.When Giant Food Stores opened the doors to its new Harrisburg,
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Fan array makes a fan of The Joint

May 1, 2010
The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas lowered sound levels and kept its cool after an AHU retrofit.The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel &
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Small valves introduce big changes to Czech high-tech campus

April 1, 2010
The Park business center in Chodov of the Czech Republic saved 52% in one month thanks to the installation of flow limiting and control valves.In the six years since it
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A new water treatment law nudges a manufacturer to savings

March 1, 2010
A chemical-free water treatment plan has reduced Playtex Products’ discharge water by 60% and has resulted in a 43% reduction in water use, saving the company money.In 2007, Delaware’s Kent
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Indianapolis school's physical education center sports colorful, high-performance ductwork

March 1, 2010
More than 3,000 ft of ductwork was installed during construction of Avon High School’s multi-purpose gymnasium. The exposed ductwork was chosen because it could be painted gold, one of the
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In Lincoln's Museum, Artifacts Rely on Fine-Tuned Controls

February 1, 2010
One hundred VAV controllers are tied to a series of sensors and AHUs to maintain the collection of priceless artifacts at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, IL.Looking back,
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Heat transfer fluid helps Winter Olympians make the leap to greatness

January 1, 2010
The Nordic Ski Jump at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, uses a glycol-based heat transfer fluid to keep the ramp surface frozen for competition.In February 2010, the
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