Sullivan Arena is second rink in the nation to use a CO2-based refrigeration system to generate its ice
January 18, 2016
The Alaska Aces, a professional hockey team in Anchorage, Alaska, and winner of three league-championship Kelly Cups, is skating on “greener” ice this season. It’s not the color of the ice that’s changed, but the effect it has on the environment and its money savings.
The challenge of this project was designing and modeling the building to meet stringent LEED standards
January 4, 2016
Wiegmann Associates announced it has completed work on a new LEED-certified refrigerated food distribution center for The Chefs’ Warehouse in Las Vegas. As engineer of record and mechanical and controls construction manager, Wiegmann designed and installed all refrigeration systems, HVAC equipment, and a building automation system.
Will be largest parks and recreation project in the state of Mississippi
December 21, 2015
Schneider Electric has announced the start of construction on a $5 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) project with the city of Tupelo, Mississippi. It is expected to reduce the city’s utility budget by 18 percent, saving more than $140,000 in annual energy costs or $2.8 million over the life of the project.
Over 50,000 feet of refrigerant piping needed to be carefully insulated
December 7, 2015
Many Clemson fans would gladly sit on a wooden crate and cool themselves with a hand fan in order to watch a game at legendary Memorial Stadium. Others require a more luxurious game day experience. For these more affluent fans, Clemson has completed a $25 million renovation including a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) system.
Cogeneration turns an otherwise lost energy source into efficient heating and cooling
November 9, 2015
Four microturbines will include an integrated hot water cogeneration module to allow for a simple mechanical connection to multiple-facility hot water systems, as well as absorption chilling, reducing equipment footprint and facilitating quiet, safe, and reliable operations for combined heat and power (CHP).
Offers a quicker pull-down time compared to other refrigerants
October 19, 2015
MTL Cool said its new line of display cases using R-441A offers improved efficiency compared to units running on either R-134a or R-290 (propane), with test data showing that the first of this line, the new NRC2 system, runs on a 17 percent lower charge and requires 17 percent less energy compared to units running on R-290.
Energy and facility improvements at public buildings expected to reduce costs by 33%
October 5, 2015
ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions, announced its ABM Building Solutions business is performing extensive energy and facility improvements to public buildings throughout Wyoming County in Pennsylvania.
The site provided opportunities to supply energy savings improvements across multiple systems
September 21, 2015
SmartWatt Energy has completed a major sustainability project for wire rope manufacturer Bridon American at its Hanover, Pennsylvania, facility. UGI presented a $100,000 rebate check to Bridon American during an event at the facility.
Tecogen® Inc. has announced the sale of a CM-60 combined heat and power (CHP) module to the Supreme Sports Club. In addition to providing electrical power to the facility, the CHP system will provide domestic hot water and pool heating at a far lower overall operating cost than the existing configuration, said Tecogen.