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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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Rooftop Systems Help Reduce Noise for Radio Stations

Listeners to Entercom’s radio stations are hearing crystal-clear communication not only because of the latest broadcast technology, but also a “down-to-the-studs” renovation of its building. New rooftop systems are helping to ensure that the only audible “hum” might be from a vocalist on WDAF country radio.
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Honeywell Helps Housing Authority Cut Utility Bills, Emissions

Honeywell has announced a $25.1-million energy efficiency and conservation program for the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP). The program, which combines traditional facility retrofits with geothermal technology, will help the housing authority save approximately $3.2 million in utility costs per year.
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Wireless Energy Management Cuts Energy Bill by 37 Percent

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

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

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

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

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

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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