Although it’s only 25% complete, the Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA) ongoing $75 million conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled buses is already saving more than 2.5 million gallons of diesel fuel and emitting 100 tons less bus emission contaminants annually in the greater Columbus, Ohio, area.
Energy efficiency isn’t just for commercial spaces and residential homes — schools are also aiming to provide healthy and clean environments for children. However, high energy costs can be a significant drain on school resources.
Boston’s New Waterfront initiative has created an influx of business and new housing where sea meets land. Boston’s revitalized Seaport District now sports a harbor walk that meanders through shops, fine restaurants, and upscale neighborhoods.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.