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).
The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a dynamic, open, creative university recognized for the originality and quality of its programs, cutting-edge research, grounded social concerns, and its innovation in the arts. This City campus is bustling with students all year round, who wish to study in a comfortable and inspiring environment. If that comfort is disrupted, their ability to learn decreases.
In the production plant of Kuhn Champignons AG, seven to eight tons of mushrooms produced daily. To accelerate the growth, an artificial "autumn climate" is created. Under the ideal temperature and humidity, the mushrooms grow, ripen and become ready for harvest within three weeks.
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Making the switch from a pneumatically controlled HVAC system to a DDC system opens the door for tremendous energy savings. It is also one of the most costly and complex renovations a facility can undertake. A significant portion of this investment of time and resources involves the replacement of existing valves and/or actuators. Actuator replacement alone can be a long and tedious task, especially if there are hundreds of terminal units involved. If both actuators and valves must be replaced, the breadth of labor and cost go up significantly since welders and pipefitters are required. However, thanks to new actuator retrofit technology from Belimo, the process of converting a pneumatic building to a DDC system is a lot less painful. In Spring 2013 Oklahoma City VA Hospital was the first to receive the cure.
Hartford, Connecticut’s most iconic building also may be one of its most difficult to heat and cool.
Low Delta-T Syndrome is a common (and costly) problem in many large facilities, especially on sprawling campuses with central chilled water plants. This was and still is the case at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). But the problem isn’t as bad as it used to be. Facility engineers within the University’s Sustainability and Utility Planning are now optimistic that it will continue to improve. This is in thanks to new valve technology from Belimo that was applied to MIT’s Charles Hayden Library as a beta test for a new Belimo product – the Belimo Energy Valve™. The results are promising for any large facility currently battling Low Delta-T Syndrome.
Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, FL, is an extraordinary property. With over 400 acres and nearly 2000 residents, it is Florida's largest life care retirement community, combining all the services of a comprehensive staged elder care facility and the amenities of an all-inclusive resort. Also extraordinary is the fact that this sprawling property, which includes a 75-acre island and a wide assortment of medical, recreational, and living facilities, is served almost entirely by one central energy plant. The efficient and seamless delivery of heating and cooling to the outlying buildings is, in no small part, thanks to the nearly 1500 Pressure Independent Control Valves (PICCV).
When the mechanical contracting group of The Trane Company won the bid from McClier Corporation to do the mechanical engineering for the new, state-of-the-art New York Post printing facility, its control design team chose Belimo as its supplier of actuators and valves. The decision was based on Belimo’s reputation for reliable products and timely, all-inclusive customer service.
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You don’t change a 30+ year old university library into what Pacific Gas and Electric Company calls northern California’s most energy efficient building without careful attention to detail.
The University of North Florida (UNF) chilled water plant gives new meaning the term "Florida orange." At first glance it looks as though the chilled and condenser water piping were laden with large, orange-colored tropical fruit. But the assortment of brightly colored Belimo control valves is in place throughout the plant (and campus) to save the university energy and labor. It’s part of a carefully orchestrated control strategy, developed and implemented by the Campus, the engineering community, and Facility Automation Solutions in Jacksonville, Florida that gives plant personnel computerized remote control over chilled water and cooling tower operation.