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TPC Sawgrass' new clubhouse reaches the green while cooling

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Thanks to a new $32 million clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass, the home of professional golf’s annual The Tournament Players Championship now has nearly as many sustainable and eco-friendly practices inside
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Done digging: Utah district warms up to piping alternative

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Faced with leaking underground chiller piping, the Salt Lake City School District needed a solution that would be leak-proof and inexpensive. A polypropylene pipe system ended up meeting those needs.As
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UV and a filter overhaul team up to clean up IAQ in Miami

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Five rows of four, 40-in UV lamps were installed from top to bottom in front of the return side of the A/C coil in this South Beach building, saving up
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Filtration test teaches Homewood schools how to pocket a profit

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According to the EPA, in terms of air quality, Jefferson County, AL had the highest number of “unhealthy days” of any county in the state, in 2007. Residents also experi-enced the state’s highest concentrations of air pollutants associated with asthma and other lung diseases. At particular risk: older adults and children.


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Fire protection pointed in right direction at Staybridge Hotel

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Staybridge Suites is a company going in the right direction. An all-suite hotel brand for ex-tended-stay guests looking for a residential-style hotel for business, relocation, or leisure, Staybridge boasts an impressive 10,655 rooms in 94 hotels. What’s more, the company has 11,226 rooms in the pipeline in the Americas, with another 230 rooms planned for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. So rapid is the company’s growth, it will reach its 100th hotel opening faster than any other brand in the upscale extended-stay market.
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Saint Xavier: a model student for getting the most from CFD

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Rather than simply adding another residence hall to their southwest Chicago campus using traditional design and building methods, Saint Xavier University seized the op-portunity to create a performance structure using the highest standards of green tech-nology available. One of the important examples of green technology used in Saint Xa-vier’s new Arthur Rubloff Hall is the use of displacement ventilation, in which ventilation air is delivered directly to heat sinks such as people.

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Colorado's plows work at 28° below, but the plow shops' cold days are over

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Infrared heaters positioned near the roof bathe this facility in warmth, even when the doors are open and the thermometer reads -28°.Maintaining a 9,156-mile highway system traveled by over 26.1
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Exhaust retrofit yields less labor, no odor for resort

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Fume collection units were installed at this casino/resort to eliminate food odors that were emanating into guest rooms.Located in Albuquerque, NM, Sandia Resort & Casino is an Indian gaming operation
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Pipes and performance protected at Philly condo high-rise

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Self-sealing pipe insulation was used in this 43-story condo project to keep out moisture and thwart mold.High-rise concrete structures offer excellent thermal efficiency but present a number of challenges during
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Flexible VAV systems prove the right fit for NYC space demands

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The VAV DX systems in this New York high rise help reign in utility bills while maintaining optimum temperature control.Flexible VAV systems prove the right fit for NYC space demands
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