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Country And Western Fans Keep Their Cool At Traveling Music Festival

November 21, 2000
A temporary air conditioning system was used to keep country fans cool in the tents at the traveling George Strait Country Music Tour.When the nine-city, George Strait Country Music Tour
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Against The Odds, College Finds Route To Energy Upgrade

November 20, 2000
Minnesota's stately Gustavus Adolphus College wanted to monitor its own steam and electricity usage, but a single electricity meter on campus, not to mention a natural disaster, made that an
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Florida Schools Give Retrofits An 'A+' As Growth Looms

November 20, 2000
A cogeneration system and new central chilled water loop are already paying off for the University of Florida. Now, a 34-building performance contract retrofit should save another $4 million annually.These
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'Chiller Dialysis' Helps Hospital Out Of A Jam

November 20, 2000
"Increased energy use" is not a popular phrase with people responsible for large comfort cooling chillers. "Down time" is even further down on the list. Unfortunately, recent research suggests that
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Efficiency Is Gaining Steam At Duquesne

November 20, 2000
Pittsburgh's Duquesne University installed chillers on the sloped floor of a space previously used as a parking deck.Duquesne University in Pittsburgh features one of the most comfortable urban campuses in
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Sun Sets Its Sights On New Headquarters

October 20, 2000
Neither mud nor a cramped schedule prevented Phase 1 of the new Sun Microsystems (Broomfield, CO) campus renovation from coming in with built-in savings and time to spare.As Sun Microsystems
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Insulation Gets Second Tour Of Duty With Ammonia Sphere

October 20, 2000
Despite the Florida heat, the ammonia in the storage sphere of PCS Phosphate (White Springs, FL) must remain at 40°F around the clock.Since 1965, PCS Phosphate (White Springs, FL) -
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System Cures Scaling Blues For New Orleans Hotel Chillers

October 19, 2000
New Orleans is a hot bed for cool jazz, hot and spicy food, and old-fashioned, Cajun-style Southern hospitality that is second to none. So when one conjures up images of
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No Playing Around: YMCA Fire Gives Design The Ultimate Smoke Bomb Test

October 19, 2000
After settling down at home to watch the 11 p.m. news, mechanical engineer David Andiorio was horrified to see live coverage of a fire at the Camp Hill, PA-based YMCA
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Wisconsin Central Gets On Track With Retrofit

October 19, 2000
The timing couldn't have been better. Wisconsin Central, a regional railroad located in Fond du Lac, WI, needed help in 1995 with its hvac system. Wisconsin Central received a direct
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