HVAC Retrofits

Energy efficiency loan financing proving to be a stable, low-risk investment

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Energy efficiency loan financing is proving to be a stable, low risk investment with low default rates and large-scale potential,
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December BIM event coming to Washington

By Robert Beverly
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The National BIM Conference is concurrent with Ecobuild America and hosts a wide assortment of sessions.
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Campus unclogs coils, frees up funds

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“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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Calculating Life-Cycle Cost

Detailed calculations can unearth hidden savings.
By Paul Avery
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Whether at work or in our personal lives, we all try to be smart shoppers. We’ll go that extra mile to save a few percent on upfront purchase costs but every so often miss the big picture by not taking total cost of ownership (TCO) into account.
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Plastic cooling tower prevents tenant meltdown during heat wave

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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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Financial exchange trades up to modular fan system

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Located in this city’s famous Loop commercial center, the 600-foot-tall Chicago Board of Trade Building (CBOT) houses the world’s oldest futures and options exchange. Until recently, the building also housed a pair of aging built-up systems that were beginning to worry management.
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Building Oversight Management: Revisited

By Larry Clark LEED® AP
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A lot has happened since the author’s 2008 article. It’s prime time to revisit expectations for BAS and chiller optimization controls, and then have a look at several of today’s options for anyone managing chilled water flow to wring the last drop of efficiency out of a system.
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Modular boilers give bottling operation a taste of higher efficiency, lower emissions

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Innovation has thrived in Philadelphia since Ben Franklin invented bifocals, the lightning rod, and the wood stove that bears his name more than two centuries ago. This tradition of innovation
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Renovating HVAC systems at Air Force Base achieves energy goals

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Two energy recovery units saved this Air Force Base hangar $24,500 in heat recovery costs. United States Air Force personnel sought a solution to renovate the makeup air and exhaust
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Low-Hanging Fruit In The Data Center Orchard

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Forget high-tech or high-expense fixes for a minute. Have you tried to bump efficiency by looking for the  next aisle over, deploying a Trim and Respond strategy, or trying the soon-to-be-famous Paper On A Stick approach? Some of the biggest names in the data center universe think that you plant the seeds of real savings with some mighty simple steps.
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