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Cisco Saves by Improving Exhaust Recirculation in Data Center

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Cisco Systems achieved an estimated saving of $120,000 per year in energy costs via simulation of a data center. Simulation results were used to guide the placement of floor grilles and blanking panels that lowered IT equipment inlet temperatures, making it possible to raise the chilled water set point by 8°F.
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Upgrades to Save Community College System Over $65 Million

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Lone Star College System in Texas is updating facilities across eight campuses to be more comfortable, safe, and sustainable for students, staff, and visitors. Johnson Controls is overseeing the energy savings program that is projected to save more than $65 million in energy costs over the next 20 years.
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Taco Bell Operator Rolls Out Energy Management System to Over 50 Locations

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Advanced Telemetry, developer of the EcoView™ smart energy and resource management system for business and residential applications, announced that Cotti Foods Corp., one of the nation’s largest Taco Bell franchisees, is deploying the EcoView Commercial system in all of its 50-plus Southern California locations.
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Comparing Motor Technologies

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Historically, the two predominant motor types in the HVAC industry have been permanent split capacitor (PSC) single-speed motors and 2.3 electronically commutated motors (ECMs) with variable-speed capability. A third motor type, constant torque motor technology, is quickly becoming popular.
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Fan Technology Helps Rock Legends Play in Comfort

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When FEA Consulting Engineers began work on a $60 million expansion to a state-of-the-art concert venue in Las Vegas and was deciding on the right airside system to keep the top-notch talent comfortable, the firm turned to Mechanical Products Nevada Inc. and to Fanwall Technology® by Huntair Inc.
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Radiant Heat Eliminates Condensation for New Museum

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SSHC, Inc. announced that the new Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston has installed the company’s ENERJOY® Radiant Heatmodules to prevent condensation issues. The radiant panels are installed near the skylights of the museum and work with a control system that senses condensation.
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Liquid Desiccant Cooling and Dehumidification Cuts Energy Costs

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Duty Free Americas Inc. reduced warehouse electricity costs 25 percent and eliminated moisture-related damages to goods by installing DuCool’s desiccant cooling and dehumidification systems. The installation made it possible to maintain constant conditions of 76°F and 52 percent relative humidity even in the hot Miami summer.
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Coca-Cola Enterprises to Use Fuel Cell Technology From UTC Power

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UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced that it will supply two of its new PureCell® Model 400 fuel cell systems to provide on-site electricity and heat for Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) production facility in Elmsford, N.Y.
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NORESCO Selected for $14 Million Performance Contract

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NORESCO, a subsidiary of Carrier Corp., was selected by the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) to implement a guaranteed energy savings agreement worth $14 million. Structured as a performance contract, the project will enable the state to implement facility improvements at four sites.
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Pa. Capitol Complex Buildings Upgraded for Energy Savings

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Siemens Building Technologies Inc., working in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of General Services (DGS), has completed a performance-based contract to reduce energy consumption at the Commonwealth’s Health & Welfare Building and Labor & Industry Building.
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