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The Alchemist Brewery

With a number of wash down and boiling procedures inherent in the beer brewing process, humidity control was a top priority as The Alchemist planned construction of its new Stowe facility. Based on a trusted relationship that spanned seventeen years, VHV contacted Trane to discuss project challenges and the best mix of HVAC equipment and controls to support the operation.

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Denver Days, North Carolina

Denver Days is an annual non-profit community festival that serves as many as 50,000 fest-goers each year. The event provides fun, family-oriented activities that the entire community can enjoy while raising funds for recreational facilities and resources for the community. With an event of this size the festival needed safe, reliable electrical power to keep everything from carnival rides to lighting and musical instruments running smoothly.

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Brookdale Baptist Church

Lighting upgrades, installation of building automation system, and implementation of demand limiting triage controls strategy result in significant reduction in electricity costs; decrease peak demand by 64 percent.

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Science Museum of Minnesota

Heat recovery retrofit captures and uses waste heat to reduce load; lowers heating bills more than 75 percent; results in savings of nearly $300,000/year with an approx. three-year payback; moves facility toward carbon neutrality; and transforms museum into living lab to carry out its mission.

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Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Energy saving performance contracting upgrades reduce energy use 39 percent, saving more than $2.5 million a year; lower water usage by 17 million gallons annually; result in more than $876,000 in annual operational cost savings and 289 tons of recycled waste; help achieve LEED Gold certification

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Jeptha Creed Distillery

Thermal storage system answers process cooling needs; shifts demand load; results in energy savings of more than $20,000 a year • Shelbyville, Kentucky

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Hill College

Chartered under the name of Hillsboro Junior College, Hill College was the first junior college in the state of Texas, enrolling its first students in 1923. Today, the college provides high quality comprehensive educational programs and services to enhance the educational, cultural, and economic development of students and the community. The college’s Cleburne extension includes six buildings and has more than 1,000 students enrolled in day and night classes.

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The Boulevard Brewing Company

One-stop HVAC/controls solution answers efficiency/comfort needs; enables on-time opening; results in incentive of more than $8,000 • Kansas City, MO. Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. The company’s mission is to produce fresh, flavorful beers using the finest traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. Boulevard has had a culture of leadership in sustainability since its inception – founding Ripple Glass for glass recycling, achieving zero landfill status, and installing solar power onsite to help power the bottling line.

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Ozarks Technical Community College

Ozarks Technical Community College

Equipment and controls upgrades, and implementation of comprehensive energy management solution, result in significant reduction in electricity usage; projected first year electricity cost savings of $200,000.

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The Colaborative Learning Center at Jefferson Community College for Mach Architecture

Jefferson Community College

Located on a thirty-seven acre, wooded area in northern New York State, SUNY Jefferson Community College (JCC) is comprised of twelve buildings, the majority of which were built during the late 1960s. JCC is committed to providing high quality programs designed to meet the educational needs of county residents and the workforce needs of area employers. Fort Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Division, utilizes the college as an education source for soldiers and their families.

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The Center

Founded in 1957 by the National Council of Jewish Women, The Center is dedicated to providing rehabilitative and recreational activities, as well as enriching life experiences, for children and adults with mobility, dexterity, or sensory disabilities. In 2005, The Center built a 35,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility to accommodate their growing needs, and serve their approximately 1,000 members.

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Othello Community Hospital

Energy Savings Performance Contract project awarded Department of Commerce and utility grants of more than $240,000; addresses humidity issues; reduces operational costs; and improves comfort, patient care and physician retention.

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Gail Borden Public Library District

The third largest public library building in Illinois, Gail Borden Public Library District serves more than a million area residents per year, 70 percent of whom are library cardholders. The library stocks more than 300,000 books and in excess of 200,000 items in other collections, such as electronic files.

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Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA

The Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA has served the community for over forty years. Beginning as a one-man operation, in an old bowling alley with a jukebox and a pool table, the YMCA has grown to a 96,000 sq ft facility with over 3,300 members. The facility boasts a sixty-five person staff and numerous volunteers, working daily to fulfill its mission of developing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body.

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Renison University College

Located an hour west of Toronto, Renison University College was founded by the Anglican community and is affiliated with the University of Waterloo. With an enrollment of approximately 6,300 students, the college offers degree programs in social work and the social sciences, as well as courses in languages, humanities, and culture studies. Renison University College is committed to helping students develop the skills to become citizens of a global community.

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Northeast Community College

The new 67,000 square foot Northeast Community College Applied Technology building contains several programs that were previously housed in four separate buildings, including Building Construction, Electromechanical, Electrical Construction and Control, and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). The facility includes multipurpose classrooms, labs for hands-on-training and a student lounge/study area to serve over 200 students.

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Vancity Centre

Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, known as Vancity, is Canada’s largest community credit union, serving the needs of more than 509,000 member-owners and their communities through fifty-nine branches. With environmental sustainability one of its guiding principles, Vancity is committed to energy efficiency, strives to do business in the most sustainable way possible, and is working hard to reduce its environmental footprint.

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Long Beach City College

One of the largest districts in the California Community College System, Long Beach City College (LBCC) has proudly served the community for over eighty years. The college boasts 1,400 employees and nearly 30,000 students learning in a student-centered environment. The college's two locations include a 112-acre Liberal Arts Campus (LAC) and a smaller, thirty-acre Pacifi c Coast Campus (PCC).

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Hopkins County Jail

With a population of nearly 47,000, Hopkins County offers the friendliness of a small town, combined with outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities. As part of the community, Hopkins County Jail provides inmates for special area projects, roadside cleanup and an inmate culinary program. The jail also employs a variety of innovative programs such as recycling of waste, and a produce garden, which helps lower food costs at the jail.

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Decatur County Community Schools

Decatur County Community Schools includes two elementary and two high schools, serving approximately 2,195 students in grades Pre-K through 12. The school district believes in personalized student learning opportunities through the integration of technology and curriculum, and focuses on encouraging students to persevere to meet academic challenges with openness, enthusiasm, and a willingness to solve problems.

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Osseo Area Schools - ISD #279

Osseo Area Schools - ISD #279 is an award-winning school system that inspires and prepares its students with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning. The district serves more than 20,000 students in seventeen elementary schools, four junior highs, three senior highs, an area learning center, two early childhood centers, two special program sites, and an adult education/enrollment center. Racially and culturally diverse, the students of Osseo Area Schools reflect the global community, coming from homes where more than eighty dialects or languages other than English are spoken.

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Central Piedmont Community College

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) boasts six campuses located throughout Mecklenburg County with more than 70,000 students. The school is an innovative and comprehensive college that advances the lifelong educational development of students consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities, while strengthening the economic, social, and cultural life of its diverse community. It is CPCC’s vision to become the national leader in workforce development.

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Homestead High School

Homestead High School is a nationally recognized learning institution focused on preparing its more than 1,300 students for the opportunities and challenges of the future. Students choose from an extensive array of courses, including college-credit and honors classes, as well as numerous extracurricular clubs and organizations, such as theater, visual parts and band. Besides being used for classes and student activities, the school also is heavily used by the community for a variety of events.

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Warrick County Jail

Warrick County Jail, a correctional facility in Boonville, Indiana, offers a wide range of services and programs for inmates, including medical, dental, mental health and pharmaceutical services. Educational and life skills training programs for inmates are also offered, as well as substance abuse counseling, meditation, music therapy and religious services. In addition, the jail provides opportunities for inmates to participate in a variety of community construction and maintenance projects.

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Grace United Methodist Church

Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings, Nebraska, is one of 1,035 local congregations in the Great Plains Conference, which covers Kansas and Nebraska. Besides worship services, the 700-member Grace United congregation carries out the work of the United Methodist Church through choir groups, ministries and a variety of church organizations and activities.

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Hopital Cite de la Sante, Laval

The Laval Health and Social Services Centre (CSSS Laval) was created in 2004 as part of a government reform that brought together hospitals, local community services centers and residential care facilities in ninety-five territories in Quebec. With eighteen facilities located across Île Jésus, the CSSS Laval is the largest in Quebec. It includes one hospital with an integrated cancer center, four local community services centers (CLSCs), five residential care centers and an integrated first line care center. The CSSS Laval works in cooperation with Laval’s medical clinics and public and private partners to facilitate access to healthcare services, while also promoting energy performance in its facilities.

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Jefferson Community College

The mission of Jefferson Community College is to advance the quality of life of its students and the community through excellence in teaching, innovative services, and community partnerships. Along with its credit-bearing programs, the college offers a variety of workshops, seminars, and cultural events including theatre, lectures and art exhibitions, and provides personal, academic and vocational counseling services for both students and the community. The college’s service area is largely rural, with the US Army 10th Mountain Division at nearby Fort Drum, and agriculture and tourism the dominant industries. Spurred by a high unemployment rate, enrollment at Jefferson Community College has grown nearly 30 percent over the last seven years, as area residents retrain to expand their employment opportunities.

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St. Lucie County School District

The mission of the St. Lucie County School District is to ensure that all students graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with knowledge, skills and the desire to succeed. Educating children isn’t just a top priority for the school district, it’s also important to the community, with parents, businesses and other residents joining in to provide a full and rich educational experience for the children. Because of this unique partnership, the St. Lucie County School District is able to offer a variety of educational experiences that prepare students for the future, including charter, magnet, virtual and home schooling.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital

Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) is a 280,000 sq ft, 226-bed, full-service health care facility with 1,100 employees, including a 220-member medical staff representing more than forty specialties. In addition to the plethora of services offered, MVH offers resources and support to the community. The 100-year-old hospital strives to provide the highest quality care to its patients, as well as comfort and convenience to family members and friends.

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Renton School District

Spanning thirty-five square miles, Renton School District serves elementary, middle and high school students in the city of Renton. In partnership with the community, it is the district’s mission to provide a safe and respectful learning environment for all students to realize academic, social and personal achievement. Renton School District believes in high quality instruction and learning for every child, every day, in every classroom and environment.

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Edmonds Community College

Founded in 1967, Edmonds Community College helps students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service and lifelong learning. The college spans fifty acres in the heart of a northern Seattle suburb and employs more than 1,600, contributing to the vitality of state and local economies. Edmonds has 21,000 students enrolled in Associate’s Degree programs, career training, adult literacy, or continuing education classes.

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Cajon Valley Union School District

Cajon Valley Union School District believes that a focused vision, strong accountability, and collaboration with parents and the community are keys to success--and is committed to providing quality programs for all students. It was this commitment to quality that led the district to undergo renovations at five of its school locations to upgrade aging equipment and inefficient HVAC systems, and schedule improvements at another six schools in the district.

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Oklahoma City Community College

After thirty-five years of providing quality educational opportunities to the community, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) had outgrown its facility. The college sought to expand the square footage of the school and improve the efficiency of its operations, giving top consideration to energy use, and student and faculty comfort.

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Trinity United Methodist Church

Since its founding in 1879, Trinity United Methodist Church has been striving to make a difference in the lives of its members, in its neighborhood and in the world. This mission is carried out through the organization’s Sunday worship services and its local and global ministries. It is also evident in its childcare program, where the goal is to build creative, nurturing and stimulating environments that promote exploration and discovery.

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