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Chilled water plant savings at no cost

Chilled water plant savings at no cost Michael A. Reed [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] NASA at its Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., contracted an energy consulting company to evaluate the operation of the central chilled water plant (CCWP) built in 1999 to ascertain if any improvements could be made to reduce operating cost with no […]

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Battling health-care costs

Battling health-care costs Maryellin Treacy Companies continually evaluate ways to reign in the soaring costs of health care, while striving to provide solid and affordable benefits to employees. Since 1999, the cost of the average American family’s insurance plan obtained through employers has doubled. However, personal incomes and company revenues have not. The good news […]

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HVAC design

HVAC design Wrightsoft, Lexington, Mass., offers Right-Suite Universal HVAC design and sales software. It features residential and commercial calculation methods as well as a drag-and-drop building description tool that switches between various organizations’ duct design methods. www.info.hotims.com/12645-210 COPYRIGHT 2007 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning

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When is enough, enough? IKK or Chillventa—either way a change is likely

When is enough, enough? IKK or Chillventa—either way a change is likely NUREMBERG, Germany — Visitors to the 2006 International Trade Fair Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Ventilation Trade Fair (IKK) left here better acquainted with the products and technologies that help meet European Union directives addressing energy use and global warming. But knowing where and when […]

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The Wal-Mart experience: Part one

The Wal-Mart experience: Part one Michael MacDonald In 2005, Wal-Mart opened experimental stores in McKinney, Texas (hot climate), and Aurora, Colo. (cold climate). With these projects Wal-Mart can: * Learn how to achieve sustainability improvements; * Gain experience with the design, design process, and operations for some specific advanced technologies; * Understand energy use patterns […]