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Cost-Efficient Control and Visualization for Water Recooling Systems
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
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
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

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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LodgeNet Healthcare, Siemens Supply Patient Comfort Controls

LodgeNet Healthcare, a leading provider of integrated patient communication solutions, announced that its environmental control project with Siemens Industry Inc.’s Building Technologies Division has gone live at Maple Grove Hospital in Maple Grove, Minn.


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KB Home and SunPower Celebrate 1,000th Solar Home

KB Home and SunPower Corp. came together for a special event in Lancaster, Calif., celebrating the 1,000th new home built by KB with a SunPower solar power system. More than 200 of these homes are in Lancaster, a city focused on advancing the use of solar power.


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Home Performance Contractor Invests in Insulation Installation Equipment

Phoenix Home Performance now owns a Graco Reactor E-8p, which the contractor uses to install polyurethane and no-heat foam insulation in order to improve the energy efficiency of homes.


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Automated Logic’s Building Automation System Provides Critical Control at Research Center

Automated Logic Corp. (ALC) is providing critical building monitoring and control for the new High-Performance Computing Research Center (HPCRC) at Princeton University. The facility is one of only nine high-performance data centers in the world to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.


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Intelligent Thermostats Installed at Massachusetts Assisted Living Residences

Telkonet Inc., developer of the EcoSmart energy management platform, announced that two Youville Assisted Living Residences in Massachusetts have successfully implemented its EcoInsight Basic thermostats.


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Biomass Boiler Provides Savings, Sustainability to University of Missouri

The University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia, Mo., is being commended for its commitment to energy reduction and sustainability through the installation of a new biomass boiler. The university completed a $75 million project to install a new 100 percent biomass-fired boiler, which is expected to reduce fossil fuel use by 25 percent.


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Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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