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Energy Storage Is Combined with Large On-Campus Wind Turbine

Thermal Storage Tanks Make More Efficient Use of the Variable Supply of Wind Energy
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CALMAC, a leader in energy storage systems, has announced the installation of its IceBank® energy storage tanks at the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) in Ireland. CALMAC’s tanks are being used to successfully store energy from a large on-campus wind turbine in the form of ice.


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Brewery Taps PP-R Pipe System for Chilled Glycol Distribution

Polypropylene-Random Piping Provides Advantages for Brewing Operation
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EPIC Brewing Co. has been continually expanding and improving its production facility/retail outlet with an eye to the future. When head brewer Kevin Crompton was first introduced to Aquatherm’s polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe systems he knew he was onto something.


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Plastic Cooling Towers Aid Solar Cooling and Water Treatment Projects

Advanced Plastic Cooling Towers Help Ensure Reliability
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The advantages of using high-density polyethylene (HDPE)-based “plastic” cooling towers have been well received in the commercial and industrial sectors of the United States. Now the technology is being introduced internationally, with installations at two notable projects in the Middle East.


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Ram Grinding Increases Efficiency, Lowers Cooling Costs with Coolerado

A/C Savings Redirected Toward Maintenance and Purchase of Grinding Equipment
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Coolerado has announced that Ram Grinding, a high-precision industrial grinding facility located in Arvada, Colo., has been able to save over $5,000 annually in cooling costs for its 7,200-square-foot facility through the use of Coolerado’s indirect evaporative cooling technology.


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Honeywell Awarded Project to Build, Service Power Facility for Airbus

Honeywell to Oversee Operation and Maintenance through 10-year Agreement
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Honeywell announced it has been awarded a $37 million project to build and provide ongoing service and maintenance on a power facility for Airbus’ new assembly site in Mobile, Ala., the aviation company’s first aircraft manufacturing operation in the United States.


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Developers, Hotel Boost Sustainability with Water Treatment Technology

Silver Bullet’s Technology Reduces Water, Electricity, and Chemical Use in Buildings
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A historic downtown hotel, the Willard InterContinental, and three top D.C. property developers and owners, joined with Silver Bullet, a water treatment company, to introduce a commercially available system that significantly increases building sustainability by cutting water, electricity, and chemical use in commercial buildings.


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Chill Factor

Cost-Efficient Control and Visualization for Water Recooling Systems
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A manufacturer which has been building water recooling systems for more than 20 years started relying on PLC-based controllers in 1995. Now, the company has taken the next technological step to make its solutions even more flexible, economical, and sustainable.


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Ameresco Undertakes Montana Energy Efficiency Project

Improvements Are Expected to Save an Estimated $77,000 Annually
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Ameresco Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced that it has signed and begun work on an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Lewis and Clark County, Mont.


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Cape Cod Resort Saves $1,400/Month with Hybrid Water Heaters

Hybrid Units Provide a 12 Percent Reduction in Resort’s Energy Bill
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The Cove at Yarmouth, located in West Yarmouth, Mass., was throwing money down the drain with its former hot water heaters. Eventually, the resort’s general manager decided to make a change. Murphy’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing recommended the Eternal hybrid water heater.


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Solar to Save School District $5.3 Million Over Next 20 Years

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SolarCity® has announced a 1.5-megawatt (MW) solar power project that will bring renewable energy to eight Barstow Unified School District (BUSD) schools and facilities. The solar installations are expected to save the district $112,000 in their first year and roughly $5.3 million over the next 20 years.


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