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NORESCO Selected for $14 Million Performance Contract

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

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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Stevens Institute of Technology Installs CHP System, Natural Gas Chiller

American DG Energy Inc. is supplying clean electricity, heating, and cooling to Stevens Institute of Technology via a combined heat and power (CHP) system and natural gas engine driven chiller, which are owned and operated by American DG Energy. Stevens pays only for the energy it uses and avoids all capital, installation, and operating costs.
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University's IT and Facility Operations Combined on a Common Platform

By employing Johnson Controls, a leader in technology contracting, and Cisco, a leader in Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking systems and advanced technologies, Ave Maria University successfully converged 23 systems, from information technology (IT) to facility operations, on a single Internet IP network.
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Solar Energy Powers California Winery

Eos Estate Winery is not only harvesting some of the finest grapes in California’s Central Coast wine country, it’s harnessing a trifecta of solar energy solutions from Conergy, headquartered in Denver, to meet all of its energy needs, making it among the first energy-sustainable wine brands in the United States.
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CertainTeed Insulation Products Reach New Heights in Comcast Center

Towering over the Philadelphia skyline at 58 stories, the city’s new Comcast Center is a high-performance sustainable building, with an abundance of features that will conserve energy and reduce impact on the environment. CertainTeed products, including batt insulation and duct wrap insulation, are featured throughout.
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Air Innovations Creates Cooling System for Produce Ripening

Air Innovations announced that it has developed a cooling system for produce ripening for THERMAL TECHnologies, an OEM that sells backroom banana quality control systems to supermarkets and wholesale food clubs. The system is said to provide uniform temperature control and help eliminate handling damage.
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School Districts Nationwide Save Over $153 Million With Help From Honeywell

Honeywell is providing school districts a range of services and technology designed to shrink their utility bills and environmental footprint. This is possible through infrastructure upgrades - including new, high-efficiency boilers - and more innovative solutions like wind turbines and solar panels.
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New Store Will Be First LEED Certified Supermarket in New York

Price Chopper Supermarkets, a Golub Corp. company, is building one of the nation’s most environmentally friendly food stores. The new store in Colonie, N.Y., will be able to generate 60 percent of its own power using UTC Power fuel cells and will be the first LEED certified supermarket in the state of New York.
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Settled Dust and Airborne Particulate Pilot Study

The Trane Residential Systems CleanEffects™ air cleaning system reduces accumulation of dust on surfaces in homes according to anecdotal reports received by Trane from customers who have purchased the product. Environmental Health & Engineering Inc. (EH&E) conducted a pilot investigation to evaluate the accuracy of these reports.
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