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Energy audit, personal guarantee sell management on booster system retrofit

February 2, 2012
Veteran New York plumbing contractor Evan Samouhos was so confident in the potential energy savings offered by a new domestic water booster pump system that he fronted the purchase himself.
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Chilled beams maintain comfort, look of historic hall

February 2, 2012
Energy efficiency and historic preservation are rarely synonymous. More often than not, one must be compromised for the sake of the other. Fortunately, the University of Arkansas found a way around such compromises when it came to the restoration and mechanical renovation of the school’s beloved Peabody Hall.
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Boilers help North Carolina brewer boost capacity

February 1, 2012
The largest craft brewer in North Carolina, Highland Brewing Company has grown considerably since it began operation in Asheville as a basement start-up using retrofitted dairy equipment in 1994.
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Chemical manufacturer exceeds local demands to go green

December 5, 2011
Crouched on the banks of Mount Hope Bay and the Taunton River, the city of Fall River, MA, traces its origins to settlers who, in 1659, drifted over from the Plymouth Colony.
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WIRELESS MONITORING FACILITATES DATA COLLECTION

December 5, 2011
Initially, Washington State Archives looked at traditional standalone dataloggers for its environmental monitoring. However, when Stoehr researched the Onset website, he determined that wireless data nodes offered significant benefits.
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Air curtain’s benefits go above and beyond

October 31, 2011
Besides prevention of energy losses and flying insect infiltration, a medical center maintenance staff discovered a new air curtain benefit; adding an integral awning to keep patrons dry during rainstorms and complement exterior building aesthetics.
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Boilers serve vital functions at life sciences facility

October 31, 2011
Research-based and technology-driven, Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. is a major Canadian biopharmaceutical company that recently inaugurated Canada’s largest livestock vaccine manufacturing facility. Located in Belleville, Ontario, Bioniche Life Sciences’ new Animal Health and Food Safety Vaccine Manufacturing Centre is a state-of-the-art $27 million plant equipped with the very latest and most advanced technologies, including two gas-fired LX-150 boilers from Miura, a manufacturer of ultra-low NOx modular on-demand steam solutions.
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Boiler company finds piping a good fit for testing loop

October 12, 2011
Featuring a corporate history dating to the early 20th century and cutting-edge technology such as the Crest® Condensing Boiler, Lochinvar® Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters, boilers, pool heaters, and storage tanks.
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Campus unclogs coils, frees up funds

September 6, 2011
“Too warm.” “Too stuffy.” “Not enough airflow.” These were just a few of the countless complaints that facilities managers of the Basic Medical Science Building at the University of New Mexico were receiving on a regular basis.
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Plastic cooling tower prevents tenant meltdown during heat wave

September 6, 2011
Last September, on what would normally have been a mild autumn day, Southern California was blasted by a record-breaking heat wave with temperatures spiraling upwards to 116°F in the Los Angeles basin. The heat was far above the normal highs, which would typically be in the mid-70s.
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