HVAC

Using the Environment for Cooling

Carl Weinschenk

Airside energy efficiency, which makes use of something that is free, is especially valuable in cool environments.


Energy Efficiency Rules at Issue in Columbia, MO

Carl Weinschenk

There traditionally has been tension between landlords and owners on one side and tenants on the other. This is true in both the commercial and residential sector. The basic question is the extent to which the landlord must make improvements that benefit the tenants. Improvements require capital investment which, of course, is a disincentive to   …Continue Reading


User: Ice Storage Slashes Electricity Costs

Carl Weinschenk

Freezing water at night and using it for cooling the next day drastically cut how much one company spends on air conditioning.


Energy Performance Contracts Facilitate Big Changes for CA School District

Carl Weinschenk

The Hacienda la Puente Unified School District in Industry City is working with Schneider Electric on a six-year, four-phase project.


Trane Introduces Water-Cooled Chiller

Carl Weinschenk

Trane has introduced the Series R RTWD water-cooled chiller, which is aimed at commercial and industrial buildings in North America and the Middle East. The series R RTWD, according to TRANE, is the newest entry in the EcoWise portfolio. It offers ease of installation and energy efficient operations, the company says. The chiller can operate   …Continue Reading


Harristown Awarded for Work in Harrisburg, PA

Carl Weinschenk

Harristown Enterprises, which is in Harrisburg, PA, has received a rebate of more than $1.2 million from PPL Electric Utilities. The story in the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal says that the company spent almost $16.5 million on two properties in the city. The rebate will be used for downtown real estate projects, the story says.   …Continue Reading


Cushman & Wakefield Acquires EnSite Solutions

Carl Weinschenk

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield said yesterday that they have acquired EnSite Solutions. EnSite, according to the press release, provides maintenance and repair of HVAC, generators, uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and fire protection equipment. It offers maintenance programs for data centers, telecommunications companies and health care facilities. Commentary in the release says that   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency’s Healthcare Facility Challenge

Carl Weinschenk

It is possible to cut energy use and improve the safety and comfort of patients.


Energy, Water Efficiency Projects at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Carl Weinschenk

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine, has undertaken a five-year building project that will feature advanced energy and water efficiency. On the energy front, the facility will build a new visitor center to LEED Platinum net-zero standards, according to the Press Herald. High performance insulation, HVAC and lighting will be used. Light harvesting   …Continue Reading


Preventive Maintenance is a Big Money Maker

Carl Weinschenk

An energy manager could have coined the sayings “a penny saved is a penny earned” and “cleanliness is next to godliness.”