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California Lottery Uses Thermal Energy Storage to Achieve Net Zero

CALMAC has announced the installation of its IceBank® thermal energy storage tanks at the California State Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. The old, inefficient building was replaced by a new building, which now consists of retail, exhibition, and office space plus a net-zero multi-purpose pavilion.


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Siemens to Provide Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Manchester Memorial Hospital

Under a comprehensive $4.9 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN), the Building Technologies division of Siemens Industry Inc. announced that Manchester Memorial Hospital should save nearly $500,000 a year in utility consumption.


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How Hybrid Water Heaters Helped a Brewery Improve Its Business

In the winter of 2011, Steve Lonsway, president and brewmaster of the Stone Cellar Brewpub & Stone Arch Brew House in Appleton, Wis., was faced with a challenge. One of the three standard tank water heaters in the restaurant at his brewery stopped working and the company needed hot water to service its customers.


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Telkonet Partners with OTO Development in Energy Management Project

Telkonet Inc., developer of the EcoSmart energy management platform, announced that a new development project, Hyatt Place Los Angeles International Airport/El Segundo of El Segundo, Calif., will be installed with a fully networked EcoSmart energy management system.


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School District to Save More Than $34 Million with Solar and Efficiency Upgrades

Jurupa Unified School District and Chevron Energy Solutions have announced the completion of a 2.7 megawatt solar and energy efficiency program expected to reduce energy costs at 27 school sites and save the district more than $34 million.


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Bedford County, Schools Choose NORESCO for Energy Savings Project

NORESCO announced that it has secured a $7.9 million energy savings performance contract with Bedford County (BC) and Bedford County Public Schools (BCPS) in Virginia. The project is funded by reductions in energy and water usage over a 15-year contract term, with no upfront cost to taxpayers.


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Riccar Heating Credits GPS Vehicle Tracking for Recovery of Stolen Vehicle

A video released by Riccar Heating, an Andover, Minn.-based HVAC firm, credits its FleetMatics GPS Vehicle Tracking Solution for leading the local sheriff to vehicle thief suspects and the recovery of that stolen vehicle.


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Pre-Cool Systems Installed at Chesapeake Energy Provide Fast Payback

Greenway Design Group Inc. announced its local dealer has installed the company’s Cool-n-Save systems at the Chesapeake Energy Corp. campus in Oklahoma City, where they are expected to provide an estimated return on investment of about 12 months.


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Energy Management Provides Quick Savings for Ramada Conference Center

Telkonet Inc. announced the results of an EcoSmart energy management system installation that has provided quick, significant savings for the Ramada Conference Center Lewiston/Auburn in Maine.


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SoCalGas Demonstrates Solar Cogeneration for Solar Cooling

Cogenra Solar®, a provider of solar cogeneration systems and renewable energy service solutions, has announced a solar cogeneration project at Southern California Gas Company’s (SoCalGas) Energy Resource Center (ERC), which demonstrates solar cogeneration’s versatility in also addressing cooling needs.


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