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Energy Retro-Cx

December 2, 2011
Month 3- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: K-12 School Building Unit Ventilator System Application — Solution Implementation and Monitoring, Measuring, and Benchmarking
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Large Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

September 6, 2011
With the help of advances in intelligent controls and a shift in design mindset, these systems can steer buildings toward smaller equipment sizes and associated savings. Review three projects and consider the benefits of keeping an upcoming project in the loop.
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Thermal Energy Storage Benefits And Sensible Systems

July 1, 2011
Some thermal storage media are familiar to most of us, but what about gravel? Or lake water? See how those can work in the right environments, and tuck this away as a general refresher on thermal storage concepts and options for use in hospitals, data centers, and elsewhere.
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Case In Point

Energy savings give bank a higher rate of return

May 1, 2011
An energy analysis paid for itself at this Illinois bank by identifying energy savings opportunities. When Jason Vogelbaugh, director of Energy Solutions at Alpha Controls & Services, (Schneider Electric’s Rockford,
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Getting Into The Flow

May 1, 2011
Commercial system experts see flow as a key step to optimizing system efficiency. Cutting down required tubing size, insulated PEX for district systems, and variable-speed pumps to pin down a chiller’s exact needs are three points of attack in the modern campaign against waste.
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MAXON - Don't Operate Unaware

April 5, 2011
Gain Insight into Valve Performance
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Prognosis for chiller strategy: no hotspots, two-year payback

April 1, 2011
VFDs and a new chiller reduced this Texas hospital’s carbon footprint. With large central utility plants, over-taxed HVAC systems, and ever-increasing utility costs, many hospitals face the dual problems of
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Avoid Hydronics Headaches

March 3, 2011
From checking out valve chatter to maintaining optimal condenser water flow, consider a few quick reminders from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for a proactive, preventive O&M strategy to keep your water distribution system quiet and efficient.
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California's first LEED® Gold winery picks radiant cooling

February 1, 2011
Radiant cooling was used at the Hall St. Helena winery in CA to save energy and maintain precise control over the winemaking process. When hydronics contractor Robert Reid saw
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Piping helps Portland revitalization project save and offer gas

January 1, 2011
A flexible gas piping system allowed tenants to add custom gas appliances such as professional gas ranges at this Portland, OR, apartment complex.The revitalization of the Pearl District - an
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On-Demand This webinar reviews how to determine power requirements of facility loads; electrical characteristics and impact of different types of loads such as large motors and UPS systems on power supply sizing; acceptable power sources and other constraints applied by building codes; and how software tools can be used to simplify the process of calculating backup power requirements.  

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