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Honeywell to Fuel Energy Conservation Program With Wood Chips

Honeywell has announced a $3.9 million contract with the city of Battle Creek, Mich., that's expected to save the city more than $190,000 in annual energy and operational costs. It includes installation of a wood chip-heated boiler that will cover up to 90 percent of the heating load for City Hall and police department facilities.
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Free Hot Water: Sure, How?

Saving energy, saving money, all while protecting the environment! How? Next to heating and cooling, a household’s second largest consumer of energy is the hot water tank, and while some people have heard about a new “free hot water” system available for homes and businesses, few understand exactly how it works.
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Extended Warranty System to Benefit Goodman, Distributors, Dealers

Automating a paper-intensive process is always a good idea. Substantial time savings can be achieved as well as the opportunity to gain more accurate and useful information. Such is the case for Goodman Global Inc. in implementing the new ServiceBench Extended Warranty Solution, which is expected to significantly aid the company, its distributors, and dealers.
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Texas School District Upgrades to Cut Utility Costs

The board of trustees of the Crockett Independent School District (CISD) in Crockett, Texas, has signed a performance contract with TAC for more than $700,000 in facility upgrades to improve building operations, comfort, and security while enabling the district to better control utility costs.
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High-End HVAC Doesn't Mean High Maintenance

The UltraTech™ communicating system, which will be available later this year, is designed to share information system-wide, improving the installation and reducing callbacks.
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Conference Center Shows Sustainable Design Is Cost Effective

The Salem Conference Center is more than an eye-catching renovation in Salem, Ore. Energy-efficient features such as deep roof overhangs and window sun control minimize solar heat gain. Frictionless chillers optimize energy efficiency and cut operating sound levels.
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ZigBee Cuts Hotel Energy Costs up to 40 Percent

A new ZigBee wireless environmental automation system is enabling hotels of the Westmont Hospitality Group to eliminate energy waste and cut costs up to 40 percent.
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Calif. University Goes Green With Energy Efficient Retrofit

When Loma Linda University officials decided to upgrade their HVAC systems, they wanted more than to simply replace older, failing equipment.
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Wynn Hotel Aquatic Theater Presents Major HVAC Challenge

On the way to designing the HVAC systems for the new Wynn Las Vegas Hotel, the project’s consulting engineer, architect, and mechanical contractor were confronted with fierce rain storms, rings of fire, and cannon balls of water… and that was without leaving their offices.
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Twenty-four Utilities Now Offer Rebates on EnergyMiser

USA Technologies announced that Wisconsin Focus on Energy is the latest utility to offer rebates on the company's EnergyMiser conservation technology.
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