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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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Siemens Assists First LEED Gold EB High School in Nation

With the help of Siemens Building Technologies Division, Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill., has become the first high school in America to be certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for Existing Buildings (EB), announced the company.


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High-Efficiency Gas Chillers Help Mexico Plant Achieve LEED Gold

Tecogen announced that its Tecochill STx Series natural gas-powered chillers, chosen for Spellman de Mexico’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, are helping the Spellman facility to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and energy, water, and other resource usage.


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Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan Selects Telkonet’s Energy Management System

Telkonet Inc. announced that New York City’s Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan has become the latest hospitality property to select Telkonet’s cloud-based EcoSmart energy management platform.


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California Superior Courts Install LonMark Systems to Reduce Energy Use

LonMark International announced that the State of California, Administrative Office of the Courts is specifying and installing LonMark open systems throughout courthouses in California.


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Aircuity and Siemens to Optimize Performance of New Crime Lab

Aircuity and Siemens Industry Inc. announced that the state of Alaska has chosen to combine Aircuity’s OptiNet® system with Siemens’ APOGEE® Building Automation System/Laboratory Control System to improve energy efficiency in its new Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory.


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Honeywell to Reduce Energy Costs, Improve Comfort at Alger County Facilities

Honeywell announced a building modernization program to upgrade infrastructure across three Alger County facilities in Munising, Mich., and save more than $114,000 in annual utility and operating costs for the county.


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Efficiency Measures to Bring Housing Authority $31 Million in Energy Savings

Constellation Energy announced that its retail energy subsidiary has been selected by the Trenton Housing Authority to implement $11.5 million in energy conservation measures at five housing developments through a second phase of a guaranteed energy performance contract (EPC).


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Siemens Performance Contract Puts Local Contractors to Work

Through a $7.2 million energy savings performance contract, Siemens Building Technologies announced it is helping the city of Merced, Calif., reduce its energy consumption while supporting local jobs by hiring local subcontractors to deliver the project.


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