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SPX Awarded Contract to Provide Dry Cooling System for Major Natural Gas Power Plant

SPX Corp. announced that its Thermal Equipment and Services segment has been awarded a contract to supply an air-cooled condenser (ACC) for a new 1.3 GW natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant.


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Chiller Noise No Longer a Problem After Installation of Acoustifence Barrier

Installation of a 24-foot noise barrier utilizing Acoustifence outdoor sound abatement material at the new Sheboygan Festival Foods store has been completed, ending complaints from nearby residents over high levels of noise from the store’s industrial refrigeration chillers.


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Michaels Stores Roll Out Siemens Energy Management Extensions Chain-Wide

Siemens Building Technologies Division announced that Michaels Stores Inc., the major arts and crafts retailer, has rolled out a series of Siemens advanced extensions to the Site Controls™ Energy Management System (EMS).


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Dorm’s Solar Hot Water System to Save University $81,000

The University of North Carolina - Asheville (UNCA) expects to cut annual hot water costs in Mills Residence Hall by 29 percent through the installation of a solar hot water system from SolTherm. Compared to its previous energy source, the student dormitory is projected to save more than $81,000 over the life of the system.


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Honeywell Helps Water Authority Cut Costs and Emissions Through Upgrades

Honeywell has announced a water metering and infrastructure renewal program with the Western Virginia Water Authority in Roanoke, Va. The plan will upgrade water meters across the Authority’s customer base and improve energy efficiency at its facilities.


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Thermal Management Simulation Helps Auto A/C Shift to Alternative Refrigerants

Vehicle thermal management software aids in a/c system design and predicting performance. It allows engineers to access the required tools and libraries to build simulation models, run simulations, and display results graphically.


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Siemens to Implement U.S. Army’s Largest Solar PV System

Siemens Government Technologies announced that the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center has awarded a $16.8 million task order to implement energy conservation upgrades, including a 4.465 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power generating system — the largest to date for the U.S. Army — at the White Sands Missile Range.


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Successful Chiller Optimization Leads to Two Additional Installations

EffTec International Inc., provider of a leading water-cooled chiller optimization solution, announced that the company has completed the second add-on installation for a major computer manufacturing customer, bringing the total number of EffTrack™ systems operating at the client’s facilities to three.


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Thermal Energy Storage Provides More Efficient Cooling for High School

CALMAC, a leader in energy storage systems, announced the installation of its IceBank® thermal energy storage tanks at the recently retrofitted Romeoville High School located near Chicago. The installation of a partial energy storage system has resulted in a more efficient cooling system for the building.


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School District to Save More Than $15 Million With Solar, Efficiency Upgrades

Huntington Beach City School District and Chevron Energy Solutions announced the completion of a 592-kilowatt solar electric system that will reduce energy costs for operations at nine elementary school sites in Huntington Beach, saving the district more than $15 million over the life of the project.


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Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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