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Wireless Energy Management Cuts Energy Bill by 37 Percent

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MeshNetics and BFM AB have announced the successful deployment of the ZigBee-based wireless energy management system called Link2Web at an industrial facility in Sweden that reduced the facility’s energy costs by 37 percent over the course of one year.
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Ice Storage Technology Improves Manufacturing Environment

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When outside air temperatures approached more than 95°F, FiberLok’s process area temperature would exceed tolerance, resulting in lost production time. To combat the problem, the company installed two Ice Bear® systems and cooling coils in existing ductwork downstream of the conventional a/c system.
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Canadian Triple-A Office Building Aims for LEED First

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The RBC Centre is Canada’s first major triple-A office building designed to target LEED Gold New Construction (NC) certification. The installation of raised floors with underfloor air distribution throughout 1.2 million square feet of office space significantly contributes to the structure’s LEED certification.
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Innovative PTAC Solution Provides 50 Percent Energy Savings

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Two imaginative building engineers came up with a renovation solution for replacing an office building's 500 packaged terminal air conditioning (PTAC) units that helped save over 50 percent in HVAC energy costs.
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Standby Power Meets Critical Needs at Children's Hospital

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The exterior of Alberta Children’s Hospital looks like a random stack of colored building blocks - and that’s what the kids who had a hand in its design wanted. It represents the hospital’s goal - responding to children’s needs. From state-of-the-art medical facilities to standby power that ensures continuous operation of critical electrical and HVAC systems, the hospital is uniquely tailored for the children it serves.
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Xora, ESC Deliver Integrated Mobile Workforce Management Solution

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Ambient Edge wanted to automate what had been manual processes for dispatching jobs, capturing time sheet information, and tracking mobile worker activities. The company now uses mobile workforce management software integrated with service management software.
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Green Archival Room Preserves Artifacts and the Environment

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The debate whether archival room design can provide optimal conditions for artifact preservation while simultaneously operating as a green, energy-saving HVAC design has been answered at the University of Michigan’s newly-retrofitted papyrus writings storage room in its Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.
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Temporary Chillers Keep Fire-Damaged Hospital in Operation

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On a hot Friday morning, a fire raged at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va. When the smoke had cleared, five of the seven chiller plants that served the hospital were victims of the fire. With the temperature rising, the hospital needed temporary chillers and needed them quickly.
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A.O. Reed Helps California Post Offices to Go Green

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Usually when the words government and green appear in the same sentence, our thoughts may turn to higher taxes. But, that’s not the case in California, where the federal government’s campaign to “go green” means converting more than 30 post offices to more efficient, environmentally friendly R-410A cooling systems.
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School Gets an A+ in Sustainability With Green Building Addition

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Since environmentalism and sustainability are important parts of its curriculum, New York City private school, Ethical Culture Fieldston School (ECFS) practiced what it has preached when it built its new $75 million campus expansion.
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