Trane and Ice-Based Energy Storage Company CALMAC Join Forces

Trane and Ice-Based Energy Storage Company CALMAC Join Forces

Commercial thermal energy storage just got a boost. Ingersoll Rand’s HVAC and building management systems brand Trane acquired CALMAC Corporation, a privately-held manufacturing company based in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, that specializes in ice-based energy storage technologies. CALMAC’s IceBank ice storage tanks work with Trane’s … Read more…

California Mixed-Use Building Undergoes LEED-Certified Renovation

California Mixed-Use Building Undergoes LEED-Certified Renovation

  Columbia Square, a mixed-use property in Hollywood, California, has undergone a LEED-certified renovation using LG Electronics’ heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies. The large-scale, mixed-use project required a HVAC system that would combine an energy-efficient and cost-effective platform, as well as flexibility for a … Read more…

As Demand for ‘Thermal Comfort’ Grows, So Does Urgent Need for Energy Efficient Materials & Solutions

As Demand for ‘Thermal Comfort’ Grows, So Does Urgent Need for Energy Efficient Materials & Solutions

Technologies that improve energy efficiency – such as improvements in building envelope, controls, HVAC, insulation materials and products, window and solar transmittance controls, among others – will need to be overwhelmingly adopted to meet demand as

How Penn State Medical Center Saved $300K/Year by Improving Chiller Plants

How Penn State Medical Center Saved $300K/Year by Improving Chiller Plants

Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center’s energy engineer knew the campus’s chiller plants were efficient, but he believed they could be improved. By optimizing the chiller plants across the campus, the center ensured they were running at peak efficiency, saving electricity costs, using less water, and reducing emissions. In fact, annual energy savings were found to be…

Bio-Pharmaceutical Company Lowers Energy Costs by 56% with Ice

Bio-Pharmaceutical Company Lowers Energy Costs by 56% with Ice

CALMAC, a Fair Lawn, New Jersey-based manufacturer specializing in ice-based energy storage systems, has just published a case study describing how a leading bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Northern California used ice to decrease energy costs by 56%. This bio-pharma company, which CALMAC is keeping confidential, … Read more…

Here’s What Good Buildings Have in Common

Here’s What Good Buildings Have in Common

More and more smart buildings are being built by developers; buildings with high-tech energy efficiency systems and network-enabled building management systems in place. As Forbes.com stated recently, “these technologies, once considered revolutionary, are steadily becoming the norm in today’s premier office buildings.” The site listed … Read more…

HVAC System Efficiency Comparison Tool Helps Building Professionals Choose

HVAC System Efficiency Comparison Tool Helps Building Professionals Choose

A new total commercial building HVAC comparison tool may help prospective builders, consulting engineers and design-build professionals may seriously simplify the vetting process for HVAC systems during the early design phase. Here’s how.

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

A prison in Illinois will benefit from more than $33 million in energy and water savings thanks to an energy savings performance contract (ESPC); the ESPC project is expected to reduce energy consumption by 53% across 13 main buildings, leading to significant reductions in utility and … Read more…

West Virginia Schools Cut Energy Use By 78% in One Year

West Virginia Schools Cut Energy Use By 78% in One Year

An energy-management project for schools in Berkeley County, West Virginia, that began in June 2016 produced a net 78% reduction in energy use to date, according to the school district. Working with the firm CMTA Consulting Engineers, Berkeley County Schools’s $28.3 million project has also … Read more…

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