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Energy recovery system earns top marks at Rhode Island school

February 29, 2012
Designing a new high school to be 40% more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1 – 2001 energy requirements is a feat in itself. To achieve this degree of efficiency on a very limited capital budget while designing a state-of-the-art, energy-demanding technical high school is an even greater feat.
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Innovation in Renovation: A Hunt for Gold

February 28, 2012
What does a full-scale modernization on a 90-yr-old federal building and courthouse look like when it aims for federal energy goals and LEED status? Chiller plant and hot water/boiler overhauls are just the start. Aggressive lighting and water treatment/conservation strategies also contribute to the GSA’s effort to throw the book at this Alabama retrofit.
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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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Archives stay cool with wireless environmental monitoring

December 5, 2011
Protecting historical data is critical for giving an accurate view into the past and providing insights into our present. Now organizations such as the Washington State Archives are taking advantage of wireless environmental monitoring to ensure optimal storage conditions for both their paper records and digital archives.
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Educating by Example

October 31, 2011
Through a flexible design incorporating radiant heating and cooling, demand ventilation, energy recovery, and VAV, Manhattan’s Cooper Union leads its class in sustainable performance in classrooms, labs, and beyond.
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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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