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Boosting Cooling Tower Price-Performance Ratio

Value Added Can Tip the Scales

When evaluating the purchase of most types of capital equipment, the obvious factor to consider is price/performance. Yet, an important factor that most people would agree should not be overlooked is value added, an amenity or service — such as warranty or engineering assistance — that substantially increases worth.


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Bluestone Completes Energy Efficiency Retrofit for Milton Academy

Efficiency Project Will Save Milton Over 1 Million Kilowatt Hours

Bluestone Energy Services LLC announced that it has upgraded the mechanical, controls, and lighting systems at Milton Academy, an independent college preparatory boarding and day school, as part of a campus-wide energy efficiency retrofit.


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Test Tools Take to the Cloud

Measurement Data Links with Smartphones

Familiar Fluke test tools have found their way to the cloud. Fluke Connect™ has been developed to allow technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to smartphones for secure storage on FlukeCloud™. The cloud system also allows colleagues access to the same data.


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Putting Energy Saving on the Menu

McDonald’s Cuts Costs and Increases Sustainability Thanks to Energy Management

McDonald’s has recognized the benefits of building energy management systems, and has installed solutions from Trend Controls in restaurant outlets across northern Europe. This not only reduces costs, but helps make the renowned hamburger seller one of the world’s most sustainable quick service restaurant chains.


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Fiberglass Duct Wrap Plays Integral Role in Indianapolis Hospital’s LEED Strategy

Goal Was to Meet ASHRAE 90.1 Requirements, While Providing Highest Indoor Environmental Quality

Currently on track to become the nation’s first certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver hospital, the new $754-million Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus in Indianapolis places a considerable emphasis on green design.


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Honeywell to Tackle Facility Upgrades at Rock Island Arsenal

Extensive Building Upgrades Expected to Provide $5.3 Million in Annual Savings

Honeywell and the U.S. Army have announced a $61 million modernization project at the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing Technology Center (JMTC). The project will support infrastructure improvements at the facility that are expected to cut energy use by approximately 35 percent.


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Inovateus Solar Completes Rooftop Solar Array for Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

Project Is the Largest Solar Installation on any Cultural Institution in the State of Illinois

Inovateus Solar LLC installed the solar systems at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium to launch the first phase of the institution’s clean-energy initiative. The solar installer was an integral part of an energy construction project headed by Schneider Electric.


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Conditioned Air Increases Productivity with NexTraq Fleet Tracking

HVAC Contractor Integrates Fleet Management with Field Service Software to Streamline Operations

Conditioned Air Inc. has increased overall fleet productivity with the integration of the NexTraq® Fleet Tracking solution and Compusource Ascente field service software. Conditioned Air wanted to move from separate solutions to one integrated system. 


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International BEMS: Cutting Building Energy Management Costs Across Countries

BEMS Is Key to Saving Energy, Cutting Costs, and Reducing CO2 Emissions

For large multinationals, keeping international business costs well-managed and controlled is a difficult task, but is crucial to ensure continued success in multiple territories. Effectively coordinated international building energy management systems (BEMS) are key to saving energy, cutting costs, and reducing CO2 emissions.


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Johnstone Supply Boosts Supply Chain Performance with Logility

Leading HVACR Distributor Drives Increased Visibility and Service Across its 370 Locations

Logility Inc., a supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, announced that Johnstone Supply, a leading cooperative wholesale distributor in the HVACR industry, is seeing continued improvements in its supply chain performance following its upgrade to Logility Voyager Solutions™ Version 8.


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