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…

Rebates Offered to HVAC Contractors for Use of Energy Efficient Systems

Rebates Offered to HVAC Contractors for Use of Energy Efficient Systems

An online, user-friendly rebate tool has been implemented recently that allows HVAC contractors to search for local and national rebates or incentives available on energy efficient light commercial LG air conditioning systems. Some rebates on energy efficient LG products can total $2,500. The online tool … Read more…

Modern HVAC Systems Add to Shopping Experience

Modern HVAC Systems Add to Shopping Experience

Today’s HVAC systems are serving supermarket owners and customers in two ways: a significant reduction in energy usage, while providing a comfortable, inviting store environment. Karen O’Shea, of Wakefern Food Corp. in Keasbey, New Jersey, employs a system that is both energy efficient while maintaining … Read more…

Alabama Airport Touts Energy Efficient Features and LEED Gold Certification

Alabama Airport Touts Energy Efficient Features and LEED Gold Certification

The operators of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) have set many energy efficient goals for themselves, all of which have helped to earn the aviation hub a LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. BHM leaders approved a new terminal and the installation of … Read more…

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