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.
Town addresses energy efficiency and infrastructure upgrades in 32 municipal buildings
August 17, 2015
Ameresco Inc. and the town of Framingham, Massachusetts, announced they are partnering on a comprehensive $6 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to improve town buildings and increase operational efficiency.
Solar helps nonprofit affordable housing developer achieve LEED Platinum certification
August 3, 2015
In the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, stands a newly constructed 53-unit affordable housing complex called Sol y Luna Apartments. To maintain long-term affordability, the project includes solar photovoltaic and solar hot water systems designed and installed by Los Angeles-based solar company Promise Energy.
Ultraviolet light disinfection eliminates mold growth on coils
July 20, 2015
Unfortunately for indoor mushroom farmers, the very environmental conditions that produce bumper mushroom crops — subdued light, high humidity, and cool temperatures — also promotes mold growth in farm air conditioning systems resulting in lower heat transfer efficiencies, high maintenance costs, and premature failure.