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Controls Help Complex Ascend to 'Energy Star' Status

December 29, 2001
Lakeway Center is a commercial, class A Complex consisting of three buildings totaling over 1M rentable sq ft of office and retail space. One Lakeway is 14 stories and 289,000
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Wheels Turning for Energy Savings at High School

December 29, 2001
The anticipation surrounding the construction of a major new school facility is often tempered with concerns about long-term operating costs, particularly recently due to rapidly increasing utility costs. In Northville,
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Despite Tight Budget, Pool Project Comes Out on Top

December 29, 2001
Budgetary restraints were challenging, but they didn't foil attempts by engineers, architects, and contractors to construct a state-of-the-art natatorium for Mainland Regional High School in the Atlantic City, NJ, suburb
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SAS Institute Opts for 'Cadillac' Bas

December 29, 2001
There isn't much, if anything, that Jim Thomas, senior facilities engineer, doesn't know about the electrical and mechanical systems in the buildings at the SAS Institute campus near Raleigh, NC.
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Retrofit “Drives” Chiller Performance at One America Plaza

December 27, 2001
As energy deregulation continues to roil the California market, the retrofit of two 1,000-ton chillers with variable-frequency drives (vfd’s) at the One America Plaza office tower in San Diego last
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Museum Teaching Great Outdoors Relies on Indoor Comfort Controls

November 30, 2001
Since 1893, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery (Dayton, OH) has been providing hands-on learning to its visitors. Named in honor of Oscar Boonshoft, one of the museum's most dedicated friends, it
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Integrated System Helps Hospital Monitor Critical Bas/Energy Usage

November 30, 2001
Baptist Memorial Hospital (BMH) in Collierville, TN, is no ordinary health care facility. Since its opening in 1999, BMH has raised the bar when it comes to applying new technologies
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Pressed for Efficiency, High-end Laundry Irons Out Costs with Boiler Retrofit

October 24, 2001
Del Mar French Laundry in Monterey, CA, has been operating since 1932 when Cedo Gospodnetich's family came to America and started their new business in the height of the Depression.
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Drives Help Retrofit Score Big at Five Points

October 24, 2001
Leaking radiant panel valves had become an expensive maintenance problem for the Five Points Plaza building in Atlanta. Replacing the radiant ceiling system with a variable-air volume (vav) system could
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Steam Helps Crack Walnut Street System Update

October 24, 2001
The owners of 1845 Walnut Street in Philadelphia were presented with a challenge not uncommon to many building owners. They had a 32-yr-old building with a cooling plant the same
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