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California-based McDonald’s goes green and gold

August 28, 2012
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

August 22, 2012
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

August 2, 2012
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

August 1, 2012
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

May 2, 2012
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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Internet provider deploys filter screens to save motor and labor energy

May 2, 2012
With 10 LEED certified facilities and millions of additional square feet in the works, a well-known global Internet company committed to running green facilities was facing cooling and maintenance challenges at several of its data centers.
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Family-owned business’ production solution runs through new piping

February 2, 2012
As former commercial fishermen who decided to develop their own line of organic oils, the Barlean family was no stranger to innovation. A manufacturer of nutritional lipids products based in Ferndale, WA, family-owned Barlean’s Organic Oils LLC grew so rapidly that it soon needed its own fish-oil production facility.
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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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