You wouldn't buy a car that got five miles per gallon no matter how inexpensive it was, but every day homebuyers make purchasing decisions based exclusively on a home’s “sticker price.” Homeowners need to consider the energy cost to fuel the home. Wireless zoning can make a difference.
Polygon proved its “cool” during a major, temperature-sensitive construction operation for the New Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, Conn. The air treatment company teamed with construction firm Cianbro/Middlesex JVIII (CMJVIII) to successfully control the movement of the bridge superstructure during two challenging integral pier cap placements.
Servant Systems, a franchise software development specialist, has developed a new analytical web-based application for the Aire Serv® Heating and Air Conditioning franchise network. The web application helps franchisees and home office consultants work together to analyze each franchise’s operations to support continuous improvement.
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.