Small to medium sized buildings make up the vast majority of buildings. Many existing buildings are inadequately insulated, use outdated, inefficient HVAC technologies, and have poorly functioning control systems. This poses a pressing renovation need, notes BSRIA, and also a host of new business opportunities.
Lynn Dison, an applications engineer at RAE Corp., shares the wisdom of six decades
April 4, 2016
Looking back on a refrigeration technology career stretching over six decades, Lynn Dison, an applications engineer with RAE Corp., said that he knew from the very start of it all that he would be at home in the industry for his entire career.
BMS, electrical distribution, and field devices ensure energy and operational efficiency
March 21, 2016
Located in Zuidas, Europe’s fastest growing business and knowledge district, The Edge in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is heralded as the world’s most sustainable office building. Officially opened in May 2015, this 40,000-square-meter, multi-tenant, Class A office building was conceived by OVG Real Estate.
Garage ventilation utility fees reduced from $5,100 to just $237 a year
March 7, 2016
The Nagle Energy Solutions (NES) digital garage ventilation system was able to achieve a 95.4 percent reduction in both kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumption and peak kilowatt (kW) demand at the corporate headquarters of Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco.
City is guaranteed over $2.4 million in energy savings over 15 years
February 22, 2016
Ameresco Inc. announced that through a partnership with the Strategic Initiatives Division of General Services and with funding provided by Denver’s Environmental Health Department, the city and county of Denver has entered into a nearly $2 million energy savings performance contract with the company.
Project is expected to save the Salvation Army upwards of $850,000
February 8, 2016
American DG Energy Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to provide its On-Site Utility™ combined heat and power (CHP) solution to the Salvation Army Greater New York Divisional Headquarters in New York City.
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.