Energy Efficiency Improvements Include Lighting and HVAC Upgrades
October 7, 2013
Yuba County and Chevron Energy Solutions have announced the county government’s first solar power installation. The solar installation is expected to generate over 1 megawatt of electricity at two sites and, together with a set of energy efficiency measures, reduce the county’s annual energy purchases by 50 percent.
Thermal Storage Tanks Make More Efficient Use of the Variable Supply of Wind Energy
September 23, 2013
CALMAC, a leader in energy storage systems, has announced the installation of its IceBank® energy storage tanks at the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) in Ireland. CALMAC’s tanks are being used to successfully store energy from a large on-campus wind turbine in the form of ice.
Polypropylene-Random Piping Provides Advantages for Brewing Operation
September 9, 2013
EPIC Brewing Co. has been continually expanding and improving its production facility/retail outlet with an eye to the future. When head brewer Kevin Crompton was first introduced to Aquatherm’s polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe systems he knew he was onto something.
Advanced Plastic Cooling Towers Help Ensure Reliability
August 19, 2013
The advantages of using high-density polyethylene (HDPE)-based “plastic” cooling towers have been well received in the commercial and industrial sectors of the United States. Now the technology is being introduced internationally, with installations at two notable projects in the Middle East.
A/C Savings Redirected Toward Maintenance and Purchase of Grinding Equipment
August 12, 2013
Coolerado has announced that Ram Grinding, a high-precision industrial grinding facility located in Arvada, Colo., has been able to save over $5,000 annually in cooling costs for its 7,200-square-foot facility through the use of Coolerado’s indirect evaporative cooling technology.
Honeywell to Oversee Operation and Maintenance through 10-year Agreement
August 5, 2013
Honeywell announced it has been awarded a $37 million project to build and provide ongoing service and maintenance on a power facility for Airbus’ new assembly site in Mobile, Ala., the aviation company’s first aircraft manufacturing operation in the United States.
Silver Bullet’s Technology Reduces Water, Electricity, and Chemical Use in Buildings
July 22, 2013
A historic downtown hotel, the Willard InterContinental, and three top D.C. property developers and owners, joined with Silver Bullet, a water treatment company, to introduce a commercially available system that significantly increases building sustainability by cutting water, electricity, and chemical use in commercial buildings.
Cost-Efficient Control and Visualization for Water Recooling Systems
July 8, 2013
A manufacturer which has been building water recooling systems for more than 20 years started relying on PLC-based controllers in 1995. Now, the company has taken the next technological step to make its solutions even more flexible, economical, and sustainable.
Hybrid Units Provide a 12 Percent Reduction in Resort’s Energy Bill
June 10, 2013
The Cove at Yarmouth, located in West Yarmouth, Mass., was throwing money down the drain with its former hot water heaters. Eventually, the resort’s general manager decided to make a change. Murphy’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing recommended the Eternal hybrid water heater.