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Preventive care: controls retrofit gives a healthy present to hospital

January 1, 2010
A BAS was installed on the St. Vincent Health System campus in Arkansas, saving an estimated $1 million and improving O&M.Established in 1888 in Little Rock, AR under the name
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Hospital meets pressure to perform by reducing pressure drop, filtration costs

January 1, 2010
Emory University Midtown Hospital in Atlanta saved money by changing filters based on performance instead of a calendar date.Like many other health care providers, Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare is keenly aware
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What to do when the piping replacement needs a replacement?

November 1, 2009
Polypropylene was used at this Florida retirement community to repair the piping system and save 10% to 15% in first cost.Water challenges, chemical interactions, and other factors led an Orlando
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Boiler retrofit burns off CT manufacturers' gas consumption by 25%

November 1, 2009
New boilers reduced this Connecticut manufacturing facility’s energy costs.In 2007, after nearly ten years in service, countless repairs, deteriorating efficiency, and four consecutive increases in annual natural gas consumption, OFS
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Active chilled beam cooling reduces energy usage 20% in genomics lab

October 1, 2009
Computational fluid dynamics were used to design a chilled beam system for the Genomic Science Building on the University of North Carolina campus. The installation is expected to deliver a
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Muskogee Community Hospital incorporates UVC, geothermal en route to LEED® Gold

October 1, 2009
A geothermal system installed at the Muskogee Community Hospital in Muskogee, OK will save the hospital approximately $144,000 in heating, cooling, and maintenance costs, the hospital predicts.Muskogee Community Hospital in
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Chilled beams win over the humid South

October 1, 2009
A chilled beam installation at the Charles H. Townes Center for Science at Furman University in South Carolina is forecast to save the university 31% in energy costs, which equals
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It's no illusion: VFD technology boosts chiller performance in Las Vegas resort

August 1, 2009
Pacific University used 25% less gas and electricity by installing a zone-controlled heating and cooling system in one of its student housing buildings.In the desert city of Las Vegas, there
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Bronx zoo's green effort gets assist from high-density plastic cooling system

August 1, 2009
High-density polyethylene cooling towers have eliminated corrosion at the Bronx Zoo. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Bolduc ©WCS.)In many ways, the Bronx Zoo stands in stark contrast to its home in
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Boiler retrofit modernizes system while freeing up showroom floor space

June 1, 2009
A boiler retrofit, including the addition of zone control, cut the heating bills of this generator distributor in half.When Modern Group Ltd. (a privately owned distributor of material handling, construction,
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