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Chiller Plant Upgrade Boosts the Bottom Line

Enerliance HVAC Optimization Software Combined with Trane Equipment Ensures Optimum Efficiency
Enerliance and Trane collaborated with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) to upgrade its outdated chiller plant and save the college a projected $629,000 in annual energy costs, while also making a positive contribution to the environment.


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Performance Contract to Cut Energy Use by 30 Percent at Appalachian State

Energy Savings Measures Will Be Installed in 28 Buildings Encompassing over 1.6 Million Square Feet
Pepco Energy Services Inc., a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings Inc., has signed a $16.3 million comprehensive energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Appalachian State University.


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Housing Continues to Climb Back to Normal

Nationwide Market Is Running at 86 Percent of Normal
Housing markets in 54 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI).


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WSU, Avista Collaborate on Smart Grid Project

Unpredictable Fluctuations in Renewable Energy Create Challenges for Utilities
One of the challenges of relying on renewable energy, such as solar and wind, is that changes in weather conditions can lead to sudden drops in the amount of power provided. One way utilities can handle this is by “shedding,” or reducing, some of their electrical load.


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Automated Logic Provides Control for World’s Tallest Data Center

The 32-Story, 1.2 Million-Square-Foot Tower Is Located in Lower Manhattan
Automated Logic Corp. (ALC), a leading provider of building automation systems, is providing critical building monitoring and control for Intergate.Manhattan, believed to be the world’s tallest high-rise data center.


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Church Recommissioning Project Yields Energy Savings, Utility Rebates

Payback Period for the Church Will Be Less Than Eighteen Months
Grace Church, a non-denominational congregation in Eden Prairie, Minn., is saving more than $100,000 annually in utility charges as a result of completing a recommissioning of its facility.


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Perdue Farms Headquarters Renovation Earns LEED Platinum

Renovation Includes High-Efficiency HVAC, Integrated Carbon Dioxide Sensors and Fresh Air Ventilation, and More
Perdue Farms announced that it has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum green building certification — the highest possible ranking — from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the renovation of its corporate office building.


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IGSHPA Keynote Urges Contractors to Stop Apologizing

Architect Calls Geothermal an Important Part of Reducing Energy Footprint of Buildings
Architect Eric Corey Freed specializes in green designs and makes extensive use of geothermal heating and cooling. That experience led the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) to invite him to deliver the keynote at this year’s Technical Conference and Expo. Here is a Q&A with Freed.


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New Ohio Efficiency Resource Fund to Help Upgrade Buildings

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Can Now Get Funding for Energy Efficiency Retrofits
Smaller businesses, schools, churches, and clinics throughout Ohio could potentially cut tens of millions of dollars a year off their energy bills using a new financial tool launched by the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE).


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Beth Israel Hospital Is New York AEE’s Energy Project of the Year

Hospital Installs Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System
The energy efficiency project at Continuum Health - Beth Israel Brooklyn has been named Energy Project of the Year by the New York City chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).


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