Three counties in the state of Washington have some of the lowest electric power rates in the nation due to the operation of hydropower dams by the local utilities. However, N.C. Machinery, a Caterpillar dealer in Wenatchee, went against the grain when it built a larger facility.
California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (California SMACNA) presented the 2003 Tom Guilfoy Memorial Architectural Sheet Metal Award to Custom Metal Fabricators Inc. (CFM) for the project, Cerritos Millennium Library, in Cerritos, Calif.
Bob Vila is in the process of building an elaborate 3,200-square-foot multi-level home in Palm Springs, Calif. Vila said his “EnergyWise House” is to showcase energy-efficient design ideas and will incorporate high performance building materials and environmentally sound products.
Spending an entire Saturday in Honolulu, Hawaii, methodically tearing apart old compressors may not sound like fun, but for Oahu Air Conditioning, a member of The Unified Group, it was a virtual Hawaiian rhapsody.
The Golden Door Spa, considered one of the largest and most luxurious facilities of its kind in North America, offers a wide assortment of amenities to attract visitors from around the world. Many of these amenities — including a swimming pool and spa, decorative fireplaces, and cooking appliances — operate in conjunction with gas-fired heating equipment whose fuel requirements are supplied by corrugated stainless steel tube (CSST).
The 75-year-old Seattle Opera House is undergoing some major transformations. Now known as Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, one of the most important improvements to the opera house will be a new HVAC system designed with comfort, acoustics, and energy efficiency in mind.
In support of American troops overseas, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) of Arizona recently compiled care packages to send to soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait.
The 200 Market Street Building in Portland, OR, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and awards presentation marking the installation of a new mircroturbine — a first for an Oregon office building. Building owner John Russell received awards from the Bonneville Power Administration and other participants.