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School builds efficiency lesson plans around open-systems flexibility

March 2, 2003
The Simcoe County District School Board in central Ontario, Canada has 115 school and support buildings spread over almost 2,000 square miles. It sought to incorporate more consistency, efficiency, and
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Rooftop units teach economy and ecology lessons

March 2, 2003
More than 45 years after its construction, Benilde-St. Margaret's School (BSM) in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park, MN, recently completed a $12 million renovation and expansion project. In
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Air cooled chillers, ice storage end afternoon holidays for NC students

March 2, 2003
"Our goal was never again to dismiss school because of classroom heat." Bill Gilbert had an ambitious mission, because as energy director for the Johnston County school district near Raleigh,
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Major retrofit serves as HVAC pacemaker for Sacred Heart

March 2, 2003
When maintenance and energy bills begin to outweigh the cost of a new HVAC system, it's time for an update. Smith Air Conditioning in Ville Platte, LA equipped Sacred Heart
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With aquarium's controls, Chicago is penguins' kind of town

January 24, 2003
In addition to creating a 26% reduction in energy consumption between 1996 and 2001 (despite significant renovations and expansions) the new BAS has allowed the John G. Shedd Aquarium to
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Dual compressor brings less noise, lower costs to high-rise

January 24, 2003
After two cooling seasons, a 575-ton, dual centrifugal chiller installed in the Harbor Point Condominiums building has exceeded the 30% savings on electric usage estimated by the engineering firms. As chief
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It's academic: Medical center benefits from enhanced BAS

January 24, 2003
Northwestern Memorial Hospital sought the ability to allow its staff members the ability to adjust the temperatures in patient rooms, intensive care rooms, laboratories, and surgery suites. Northwestern Memorial Hospital
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Refrigeration Retrofit Creates Energy Savings On Tap

December 23, 2002
Few consumers think much about how their favorite beer winds up in their local tavern or store. If they live in Kern County, CA, the "King of Beers" comes to
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Combined Heating Plant Serves Three Schools, Provides Huge Savings

December 23, 2002
L'Anse is a community of 4,500 located in the west-central portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. In 1998, voters passed a bond referendum for $9,855,000 for the purpose of building a
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Canadian testing lab sees positive data from gas humidification system

December 23, 2002
Electric utility and maintenance costs at the Region of Waterloo (ONT, Canada) Water Testing Laboratory had become more than the budget could bear, according to Brian Bechtel, coordinator of energy
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