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How Commercial Building Owners Can Save this Winter

The winter season is unpredictable, and nobody knows what frigid weather may be coming up in 2013. Tozour Energy Systems, an HVAC equipment and service provider, offers a short list of tips for commercial building owners and operators to help them save on their energy bills this season.


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CALMAC Thermal Energy Storage Creates a Cool Canvas at Sierra College

CALMAC announced the installation of its IceBank® thermal energy storage tanks at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif. The installation of the energy storage system at the outdoor Campus Center resulted not only in efficient cooling and cost savings, but art students use the tanks as a palette for painting their artistic expressions.


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Kings County Teams with Chevron to Cut Energy Costs, Save $12 Million

Kings County and Chevron Energy Solutions announced completion of a solar and energy efficiency program expected to reduce energy costs at 23 sites within the county. This work marks the third phase of a sustainability program that Kings County embarked on with Chevron Energy Solutions in 2004.


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New Roof and Attic Design Improves Energy Efficiency in Summer and Winter

A new kind of roof-and-attic system field-tested at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been developed to keep homes cool in summer and prevent heat loss in winter, a multi-seasonal efficiency uncommon in roof and attic design.


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New Chillin' Brew Panels Keep Beer at Coldest Possible Temperature

Entropy Solutions Inc., a bio-based specialty company, has announced the launch of Chillin’ Brew™ panels, a new product designed and engineered to keep beer at the absolute coldest temperature possible.


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Autodesk Helps Huntair Turn Operating Rooms into Cleanrooms

Autodesk Inc. has announced that Huntair Inc. has utilized Autodesk’s software to develop a unique new airflow delivery system that has the potential to reduce healthcare-acquired infections.


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What is Community Shared Solar?

According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), about three in four residential buildings have physical restrictions to going solar. However, things are changing, and in the last several years or so, “shared solar” has started to take root in many states across the country. What exactly is shared solar?


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Monterey County Office of Education Flips Switch on Solar and Efficiency Project

The Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE), along with Chevron Energy Solutions, unveiled a new solar power and energy efficiency project that is expected to reduce MCOE’s overall energy demand by as much as 75 percent while yielding an expected savings of $2.2 million during the first 25 years of the project.


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Florida A&M Selects Siemens for $12.2 Million Performance Contract

Florida A&M University (FAMU) has chosen Siemens to implement a $12.2 million performance contract that is expected to save the university approximately $1.2 million in equivalent guaranteed annual energy savings.


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Thermal Energy Storage Slashes Peak Demand at McConnell Air Force Base

CALMAC has announced the successful installation of its IceBank® thermal energy storage tanks at McConnell Air Force Base (AFB) in Wichita, Kan. By implementing thermal energy storage, the base is able to reduce the costs associated with round-the-clock cooling and reduce peak demand charges.


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