The city of Somerville, Mass., and Honeywell highlighted the benefits of a new $7.8-million energy conservation and building modernization program. The program, building on two previous projects, leverages energy-efficiency upgrades and renewable energy to decrease the city’s utility costs by more than 20 percent.
Coca-Cola Refreshments USA (CCR) announced that operations at its Elmsford, N.Y., production facility are being powered by two UTC Power fuel cells. UTC Power installed and is operating two PureCell® Model 400 fuel cell systems that provide 35 percent of the electricity and heat required by the facility.
When Crowley Maritime takes delivery of 355 new refrigerated containers later this year, it will mark an important milestone for the company in achieving its environmental stewardship goals: conversion of nearly a quarter of its refrigerated fleet to Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® units, one of the industry’s most energy-efficient units.
Sandia National Laboratories researched what it would take to decentralize the steam plant that it had been using for years. With the high cost of maintaining the steam system, the goal of its Heating System Modernization program was operational efficiency and Lochinvar was able to provide the solution.
Ice Energy has announced that its installed base of Ice Bear energy storage systems have successfully recorded more than 5 million hours of cumulative field run time. The systems work by storing energy as ice in the evening and using the ice for cooling during the day, shifting a/c energy use to off-peak hours and lowering utility bills.
EnviroTower announced that its cooling water treatment system has been chosen by Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. to reduce water consumption in the company’s stores by 30 percent or more. The system will be incorporated into all new stores, and has already been installed in 37 existing locations.
It was a brand new house in a high-end development - a place anyone would be proud to call home. But inside, it stank. So like thousands of others, the bewildered general contractor called the indoor environmental specialists at Enviro Team Group.
Dartmouth College is installing a Spinwave Systems mesh network based on Spinwave sensors to monitor and manage its heating, cooling, and electrical systems across the campus. The network encompasses more than 200 pulse counters to transmit data every 15 minutes from meters in 125 buildings.
The average grocery store spends two thirds of its electricity bill on HVACR, noted Hussmann Corp. To meet customer demand for systems that optimize operational and energy efficiency, Hussmann said it has launched 12 new solutions over the past 24 months.
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and Honeywell announced plans to implement an energy-efficiency and facility renewal program to help the housing authority cut utility costs, upgrade its facilities, and reduce environmental impact for its properties.