Honeywell has announced a $25.1-million energy efficiency and conservation program for the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP). The program, which combines traditional facility retrofits with geothermal technology, will help the housing authority save approximately $3.2 million in utility costs per year.
MeshNetics and BFM AB have announced the successful deployment of the ZigBee-based wireless energy management system called Link2Web at an industrial facility in Sweden that reduced the facility’s energy costs by 37 percent over the course of one year.
When outside air temperatures approached more than 95°F, FiberLok’s process area temperature would exceed tolerance, resulting in lost production time. To combat the problem, the company installed two Ice Bear® systems and cooling coils in existing ductwork downstream of the conventional a/c system.
The RBC Centre is Canada’s first major triple-A office building designed to target LEED Gold New Construction (NC) certification. The installation of raised floors with underfloor air distribution throughout 1.2 million square feet of office space significantly contributes to the structure’s LEED certification.
Two imaginative building engineers came up with a renovation solution for replacing an office building's 500 packaged terminal air conditioning (PTAC) units that helped save over 50 percent in HVAC energy costs.
The exterior of Alberta Children’s Hospital looks like a random stack of colored building blocks - and that’s what the kids who had a hand in its design wanted. It represents the hospital’s goal - responding to children’s needs. From state-of-the-art medical facilities to standby power that ensures continuous operation of critical electrical and HVAC systems, the hospital is uniquely tailored for the children it serves.
Ambient Edge wanted to automate what had been manual processes for dispatching jobs, capturing time sheet information, and tracking mobile worker activities. The company now uses mobile workforce management software integrated with service management software.
The debate whether archival room design can provide optimal conditions for artifact preservation while simultaneously operating as a green, energy-saving HVAC design has been answered at the University of Michigan’s newly-retrofitted papyrus writings storage room in its Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.
On a hot Friday morning, a fire raged at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va. When the smoke had cleared, five of the seven chiller plants that served the hospital were victims of the fire. With the temperature rising, the hospital needed temporary chillers and needed them quickly.
Usually when the words government and green appear in the same sentence, our thoughts may turn to higher taxes. But, that’s not the case in California, where the federal government’s campaign to “go green” means converting more than 30 post offices to more efficient, environmentally friendly R-410A cooling systems.