Trane Expands Lineup of Outdoor Air Handler Units

Linda Hardesty

Trane expanded its lineup of Performance Climate Changer outdoor air handler units to deliver increased energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality for a wide variety of applications. Performance Climate Changer outdoor air handlers use Trane Cool Dry Quiet desiccant dehumidification wheels to manage building humidity better than traditional coil-only cooling systems and use up   …Continue Reading

Light Commercial Packaged Units Earn SEER Rating of 14

Linda Hardesty

New Champion LX Series packaged units from Johnson Controls for light commercial and residential use earn a 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating. The LX Series is the first product launched under the new Champion brand. Champion LX Series packaged units feature: Single-cabinet design versus previous three-cabinet model Copper tube/aluminum fin condenser coils for high   …Continue Reading

Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Jennifer Hermes

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product or project deserves recognition as   …Continue Reading

Optimizing Set Points, Equipment Controls Saves 6% in Energy

Linda Hardesty

SmartWatt Energy completed an energy upgrade project for wire rope manufacturer Bridon American at its Hanover, Pennsylvania, facility. Prior to the energy efficiency project, the manufacturer’s facilities consumed over 13 million kWh per year. After the installation of an energy management system and program to optimize set points, sequences and operating schedules of equipment, electric   …Continue Reading

McKinstry Wins $5.8M ESPC with Texas County

Linda Hardesty

The Texas County of Brownwood approved a $5.8 million contract with McKinstry to make energy efficiency improvements in county buildings, reports the Brownwood News. The scope of the energy savings performance contract (ESPC) includes: Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) replacements at the Brown County Courthouse, Brown County Jail, Juvenile Justice Center and Agricultural Extension   …Continue Reading

Henderson State University Enters Phase 2 of ESPC

Linda Hardesty

Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, has contracted with Schneider Electric in an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to assist with the university’s utility, technology and deferred maintenance initiatives as part of a two-phased project. Phase one of the project was completed in May 2013 and has helped the university save $237,551 annually. Phase two   …Continue Reading

Hydronic Heating and Cooling Addresses Glass Building HVAC Challenges

Karen Henry

The use of flat glass for construction is on the rise as more architects and developers opt to design buildings with glass exteriors, according to the Global Flat Glass Report 2015–2019. To achieve sustainability and occupant comfort without compromising design, more designers are seeking energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to offset some   …Continue Reading

DOE Helps Colorado Dairy Industry Slash Energy Use

Karen Henry

Last year, the Colorado Energy Office invested $240,000 in funding from the US Department of Energy’s State Energy Program (SEP) to help reduce the dairy industry’s electricity demand. Through the Colorado Dairy and Irrigation Efficiency Pilot, eight dairies received a free energy audit and energy-saving recommendations. If the farms followed the recommendations, the DOE covered   …Continue Reading

Historic Athletic Club to Undergo $2.4M Energy Efficiency Retrofit

Karen Henry

The historic Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) will be undergoing a $2.4 million energy efficiency retrofit as part of the city’s Set the PACE St. Louis clean-energy financing program. The project is projected to provide $200,000 per year in energy savings. Property improvements for the 100-year-old clubhouse will include lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning   …Continue Reading

5 Groups Honored for Energy Efficiency in Salt Lake City

Linda Hardesty

In May 2014, Salt Lake City launched a yearly competition – Project Skyline – that challenges building owners to proactively meet and exceed the energy-saving targets of the Mayor’s Sustainable Salt Lake Plan 2015 and reduce citywide building energy use by 15 percent by 2020. The 2015 Award Winners are: Energy Innovator Award: Basic Research,   …Continue Reading