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Health care air conditioner replacement turns into no tall order

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New York City is certainly renowned for the quantity and variety of tall buildings towering over the Manhattan skyline. Many of these structures are at a point where age has taken its toll on mechanical systems and now require replacement. Even if they are still operational, today’s new A/C systems are more energy efficient, making it cost effective for changeout.
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Cancer center finds peace and quiet with duct liner

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A lot will happen under the single rooftop of the new Wesley Long Cancer Center in Greensboro, NC. The 33,000-sq-ft addition to the Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center includes a business office, lobby/waiting area, admitting, phlebotomy lab, breast cancer treatment, exam areas, chemotherapy, an auditorium, and education classrooms.
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Colorado hotel checks into rebates for sensors, lighting upgrades

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When you check into a hotel, you fully expect to be able to control the temperature of your room. The downfall to providing customer comfort is that it can raise energy costs if a room cools down or heats up when nobody is in it.
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All you can heat: Tankless water heating solves chain restaurants’ problems

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Hot water is the lifeblood of any restaurant kitchen operation. Lacking a sufficient and ready supply at the correct temperatures, as prescribed by local health authorities, facility management usually has no choice but to lock the doors until the problem is fixed.
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Iconic cool: TES and chiller retrofit eases system strain from the other side of Rockefeller Center

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Rockefeller Center is one of the most recognized commercial properties in the world. Defining midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Center encompasses the six square blocks between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas from 48th to 51st Streets. The landmark property consists of approximately 8 million rentable sq ft in ten buildings with unique, internationally recognized architectural features.
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California-based McDonald’s goes green and gold

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Beginning as manager trainee and crewperson, respectively, Tom and Candace Spiel have risen within the ranks of the McDonald’s system to own and operate nine restaurants in southern California. In 2010, they rebuilt their first McDonald’s, which originally opened in 1966. They chose to rebuild it to LEED® Gold standards, incorporating eco-friendly and energy-efficient features.
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Fan terminals elevate raised-floor office project

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Critchfield Mechanical, Inc. an HVAC engineering firm in Menlo Park, CA needed a cost-effective and energy-efficient perimeter zone ventilation solution.
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New York craft brewer hops on benefits of boiler retrofit

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Word of mouth is a potent ingredient in craft brewing, the fastest-growing segment of U.S. beer making. Defined as producers of fewer than 6 million barrels annually, craft brewers tend to share best-practice tips with the same enthusiasm that beer lovers have for the unique brands and flavors they create.
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Innovative nursing home uses enthalpy wheel to take care of the budget, too

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Founded in 1928 by Elizabeth Hart Shields Eddy, Eddy Village Green skilled nursing care center began as a 19-bed nursing home in Troy, NY.
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Controller helps fast food restaurant save energy, maintain control

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When Ross Cailotto, the owner of R.E.C. Service Corp., heard about the KE2 Evaporator Efficiency controller (KE2 Evap), he knew he had found the solution. Before having the KE2 Evap, replacing an old Beacon system with mechanical controls meant moving product from the walk-in to temporary storage while the refrigeration system was off for 8 hrs or more.
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