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SmartStruxure Solution Provides Tenant Comfort and Energy Efficiency

Helps in Attaining LEED Certification
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Lincoln Property Co., a national real estate services firm that manages One Burlington Business Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, for an equity firm, turned to Schneider Electric for assistance when the owners decided to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.


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Honeywell Helps Coe College Graduate to Next Level of Sustainability

Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Energy Loan Will Fund Building Retrofit Project
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Honeywell has launched a campus-wide energy efficiency retrofit project for Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that is expected to decrease the college’s electricity use by 25 percent and natural gas consumption by almost 50 percent, and deliver approximately $220,000 in guaranteed energy and operational savings each year.


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Upgrades Enable School District to Save More Than $160,000

Schools Improve HVAC and Lighting, and Raise Their Energy Star Ratings
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The Fort LeBoeuf School District in Pennsylvania is saving more than $160,000 annually after completing a multi-phase facility enhancement program. InsideIQ™ Building Automation Alliance member SmartEdge completed HVAC, controls, and other upgrades designed to lower utility costs and resolve infrastructure problems.


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QA Graphics Provides BAS Graphics for High-End Residential Project

Included Custom Graphics for the Site Plan, Navigation, Semi-Realistic Floor Plans as well as 3D Graphics
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QA Graphics, a provider of design services for the building automation industry, has completed a unique residential building automation system (BAS) graphics project for New England Energy Controls Inc. (NEEC).


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Telkonet Improves Senior Housing Comfort in Denver

Energy Management System Helps Improve Resident Comfort and Reduce Costs
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Telkonet Inc. announced the installation of its EcoSmart energy management system at Denver Housing Authority’s (DHA) Barney Ford Heights subsidized housing facility. Located in downtown Denver, Barney Ford Heights provides subsidized housing to nearly 100 seniors.


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Boosting Cooling Tower Price-Performance Ratio

Value Added Can Tip the Scales
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When evaluating the purchase of most types of capital equipment, the obvious factor to consider is price/performance. Yet, an important factor that most people would agree should not be overlooked is value added, an amenity or service — such as warranty or engineering assistance — that substantially increases worth.


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Bluestone Completes Energy Efficiency Retrofit for Milton Academy

Efficiency Project Will Save Milton Over 1 Million Kilowatt Hours
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Bluestone Energy Services LLC announced that it has upgraded the mechanical, controls, and lighting systems at Milton Academy, an independent college preparatory boarding and day school, as part of a campus-wide energy efficiency retrofit.


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Test Tools Take to the Cloud

Measurement Data Links with Smartphones
By Peter Powell
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Familiar Fluke test tools have found their way to the cloud. Fluke Connect™ has been developed to allow technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to smartphones for secure storage on FlukeCloud™. The cloud system also allows colleagues access to the same data.


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Putting Energy Saving on the Menu

McDonald’s Cuts Costs and Increases Sustainability Thanks to Energy Management
By Chris Monson
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McDonald’s has recognized the benefits of building energy management systems, and has installed solutions from Trend Controls in restaurant outlets across northern Europe. This not only reduces costs, but helps make the renowned hamburger seller one of the world’s most sustainable quick service restaurant chains.


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Fiberglass Duct Wrap Plays Integral Role in Indianapolis Hospital’s LEED Strategy

Goal Was to Meet ASHRAE 90.1 Requirements, While Providing Highest Indoor Environmental Quality
By Jim Voitel
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Currently on track to become the nation’s first certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver hospital, the new $754-million Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus in Indianapolis places a considerable emphasis on green design.


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