Providence College Improves Efficiency at Schneider Arena

    Posted on Wed,Sep 22, 2021 @ 03:01 PM

    Located on the northern end of Providence College's illustrious campus in Rhode Island, Schneider Arena is an athletic facility. The building serves the needs of the men's and women's Division I hockey programs, men's lacrosse, the club hockey team, intramurals, and Rhode Island's youth and high school hockey teams. Over its nearly 50-year history, the 3,000+ seat arena has undergone several renovations to ensure its state-of-the-art facilities. One of the recent upgrade projects was to improve the efficiency of the chiller system responsible for maintaining the temperature of the ice. The scope of work involved a complete overhaul of the chiller plant.

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    ASHRAE Global Headquarters HVAC Design to Provide Comfort, Transparency, and Energy Efficiency

    Posted on Fri,May 28, 2021 @ 10:24 AM

    ASHRAE’s newly renovated global headquarters in Peachtree Corners, Ga., will showcase the latest HVAC equipment and technology offered by Belimo. The building includes design and renovation updates to achieve a net-zero energy-efficient workplace environment. 

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    HVAC Retrofit Increases Efficiency

    Posted on Tue,Apr 27, 2021 @ 08:45 AM

    Those seeking comfort will find it at Assisi Heights in Rochester, Minnesota. For many years, that wasn’t the case. The Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester and others who lived, worked, and taught at the historical convent, did so without air conditioning and a very outdated steam heating system. Many of the pneumatic actuators throughout the steam system were in disrepair.

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    Berkeley County, West Virginia Cut HVAC Energy Usage in Half

    Posted on Tue,Jan 26, 2021 @ 05:10 PM

    For nearly four decades, the Dunn Building in Berkeley County, West Virginia, operated as a woolen sock mill. Since then, it has been used for various purposes, including a shopping center and technical college. Today, it serves as administrative offices for Berkeley County.

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    Complying with ASHRAE Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality during COVID-19

    Posted on Wed,Oct 28, 2020 @ 09:14 AM

    HVAC systems’ operation is a critical requirement for reopening and maintaining adequate safe indoor air quality (IAQ). The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force developed guidance to help facility managers improve indoor air quality to slow the transmission of viruses via the HVAC system. Belimo has reviewed the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force recommendations and developed a checklist to evaluate field devices’ operation. Non-functioning devices can be retrofitted to meet the indoor air quality requirements of the ASHRAE reopening guidelines.

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    Belimo Plays Integral Role in Land O' Lakes, Inc.'s Corporate Facility Upgrade

    Posted on Tue,Aug 25, 2020 @ 11:12 AM
    Land O' Lakes, Inc. is committed to environmental stewardship – leveraging sound science and state-of-the-art technologies to improve sustainability and conserve natural resources in its many operations throughout the globe. The company took steps to exemplify this commitment by improving energy efficiency at its corporate headquarters in Arden Hills, Minnesota. The majority of the headquarters' chilled water needs are handled by a single, closed-loop driven by a central chilling plant. The plant features two 300-ton centrifugal chillers (600 tons total). A total of six air handling units handle the cooling load for the headquarters – four in the office building and two in the R&D facility. When examining the operation of HVAC systems and equipment to identify areas where efficiency could be gained, Land O'Lakes, Inc. energy officials uncovered a costly issue in the AHUs' chilled water coils. Much of the time, Delta T across the coils was lower than its design specifications. In addition to increasing electricity costs due to over-pumping, this resulted in suboptimal heat transfer and significant inefficiency at the building level. After conducting a thorough review of piping, valves, and instrumentation, officials concluded various infrastructural improvements would have to be made—the process of searching for a solution, which eventually led them to the Belimo Energy Valve™.
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    Up to 67% Energy Savings and Improved Occupant Comfort Achieved

    Posted on Tue,Jul 14, 2020 @ 10:16 AM

    Western University in London, Ontario, is widely regarded as one of Canada's premier collegiate institutions with an on-campus population to approximately 40,000 students, faculty, and staff. The main campus comprises 481 hectares [1189 acres] of Gothic-style buildings and a mix of state-of-the-art, LEED-certified structures. With overall utility costs averaging CAD 20 million, Western's facilities team devotes considerable time and resources to improve energy efficiency and sustainability.

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    Low Delta T Solution Saves Thermal Inefficiency Charges

    Posted on Tue,Jun 09, 2020 @ 10:51 AM

    Founded in 1939, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is one of the world's premier commercial real estate firms in property and integrated facility management services, with a portfolio of 4.6 billion square feet [427.4 million square meters] worldwide. JLL has been committed to delivering value to occupants and stakeholders by putting sustainability at the heart of its services and operations.

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    Toronto General Hospital Saves Big

    Posted on Tue,May 26, 2020 @ 08:45 AM

    The Toronto General Hospital (TGH) is a significant teaching hospital in Toronto, Ontario. In 2019, Newsweek ranked TGH as seventh among the top-ten best hospitals globally and ranked 1st for research by Research Infosource for the 9th year in a row. Research Infosource Inc. is Canada's Source of R&D Intelligence and the R&D ecosystem.  

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    Belimo Energy Valve Helps Red Wing School District Increase Energy Efficiency

    Posted on Tue,Apr 09, 2019 @ 09:35 AM

    Located in Goodhue County, Minnesota, on the western bank of the Mississippi River, the Red Wing Public School District is a model of energy efficiency in the educational sector. Over the last two decades, Red Wing has made a substantial commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability – leveraging the latest and greatest building technologies to reduce energy consumption and enhance the learning environment for its 2,700+ students. With the Belimo Energy Valves installed across the district, Belimo played an essential role in helping Red Wing achieve its sustainability goals. The Energy Valves help facility personnel optimize Delta T and HVAC system water usage and with cloud connectivity, the district can capitalize on the many benefits afforded by the Internet of Things (IoT).

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