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Northstar Center

Northstar Center is a three-building complex consisting of two high-rise office buildings and the seventeen-story, twenty-four-hour Crown Plaza Hotel, built atop a six-floor parking garage. Building tenants are extremely diverse, consisting of lawyers, banks, shoe stores and a variety of other businesses.

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Petroleum Building

Building owner objectives were to increase efficiency and reduce costs, allow more flexibility to maximize tenant comfort, and upgrade to an automated system with computerized controls and tracking that could be run by anyone.

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Cook County School District #104

District adopts comprehensive solutions to improve the learning environment for students, while achieving electricity costs that are $70,000 below their expectations.

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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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Merrick & Company

Merrick & Company is an employee-owned $111 million engineering, architecture, design-build, surveying, planning, and geospatial solutions firm, serving a variety of market sectors including energy, national security, nuclear, life sciences and sustainable infrastructure. The company has nearly 500 employees with locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

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Municipal Square

Built in 1972, Municipal Square is a five-story, 100,000 square foot commercial office building located in West Orange, New Jersey. The building’s prime location, near transportation routes, Newark Liberty Airport and the courthouse, makes it a desirable location for approximately thirty-five tenants including law firms, architects, accountants, a bank and cafeteria. Municipal Square is managed by Municipal Square Associates, a real estate company principally owned by Drill Construction Company, which is also located in the building. A third-generation, family-operated firm, Drill Construction Company prides itself on making client and tenant satisfaction a top priority.

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Discovery Bay Resort

Chiller solution provides reliable comfort; meets noise abatement and aesthetics challenges; reduces energy consumption and maintenance costs.

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DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel-Market Center

Holistic approach, chiller plant redesign, and optimized controls result in improved comfort, lower energy and operational costs; cost/occupied room reduced by 41 percent.

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605 Robson Street

Downsized heat recovery chiller provides reliability and a comfortable working environment; reduces gas consumption approximately 32 percent compared to base year.

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Pueblo County Courthouse

Chiller plant and controls system upgrades exceed expectations; reduce energy costs 24 percent; earn $19,000 rebate and ENERGY STAR® certification.

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Marine Gateway

District energy plant utilizes low carbon energy system to provide heating and cooling to meet comfort needs of mixed-use development; lowers input energy consumption and carbon footprint; exceeds target of 70 percent renewable energy use; helps achieve LEED Gold® certification.

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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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Monroe Wastewater Treatment Plant (Phase II)

Energy savings performance contract upgrades increase treatment capacity, maximize system life, and reduce energy costs; project on track to lower energy use by 86,652 kWh a year, and operational and maintenance costs by $8,000 annually; helping to avoid planned capital replacement costs of more than $5.2 million in the next ten years.

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Sumter County Government

Guaranteed Performance Contract upgrades improve comfort, lighting and water conservation; reduce energy and operational costs by approximately 38 percent annually; awarded utility rebates of $88,703; result in avoided capital budget costs of more than $2.8 million.

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Chiller solution answers eciency and capacity needs, while adhering to budget requirements; results in energy savings and a $16,000 utility company rebate.

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Johnson Development Associates Inc.

Connected Building Solutions improve visibility and control of building systems; reduce annual energy consumption approximately 15 percent; earn utility rebate of $25,000; provide 1.2 year payback.

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4 Bears Casino & Lodge

Trane equipment and controls service and preventive maintenance agreement improves system reliability, facility operations, and comfort; reduces service and maintenance costs by 50 percent.

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Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Controls upgrade, energy services, and a mindset of continuous improvement optimize operations, reduce energy costs, and improve the environment of care; save health system approximately $600,000 over a nineteen-month period.

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Kings County Courthouse

Implementation of ice-based thermal energy storage system results in more than $100,000 in annual energy savings, helps civic landmark achieve LEED Silver certification.

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Grand Hyatt New York

Building automation retrofit and energy management system implementation reduce energy use by 1,328,335 kWh and CO2 emissions by 916 metric tons; lower operating costs of controlled systems by more than $271K; allow hotel to capitalize on utility company energy savings rebates and building automation system rebates estimated at more than $600K.

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Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

Found synergies between multiple projects that addressed owner's immediate facility needs, desired improvements, and energy saving opportunities; project exceeded chiller plant kWh savings target by 150+ percent, reducing costs by nearly $187,000; awarded $304,250 in utility company incentives

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Cushman & Wakefield/Polaris Parkway

Building automation and energy management solutions help reduce annual energy usage by more than 225,500 kWh, greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent, and comfort complaints by 30 percent. Upgrades result in $20,000 annual energy savings and service cost avoidance of $35,000.

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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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Kansas State University Alumni Center

Building automation system upgrade and energy management services reduce operational costs; improve comfort, air quality and system functionality; result in energy savings of more than 18 percent.

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Coffee County Schools

With a goal to become one of the top performing academic systems in the nation, Coffee County Schools has high expectations for the more than 4,000 students and their nine schools. The school district turned to Trane and a guaranteed savings program to improve air quality, comfort and the classroom learning environment; enabling system control and energy management of their facilities—all with guaranteed energy savings. Trane guarantees more than $335,000 to the school district annually.

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Norton Healthcare

"We upgraded aging infrastructure with more efficient equipment to achieve energy savings, cost avoidance, reduced maintenance, and most importantly enhanced system reliability and indoor air quality to maximize comfort." -- Anthony Mathis, Norton Healthcare, dir. of energy.

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Wyomissing Area School District

Electricity supply contract reduces market susceptibility; provides budget certainty and substantial kWh price reduction; results in savings of 3.8 percent or $6,300 a year; allows opportunity to drive costs down through strategic efficiency measures.

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Crosstown Concourse

Collaborative effort delivers effective HVAC, controls, and energy management solutions to increase asset potential; helps realize $250,000+ in capital first cost savings and reduced life cycle costs of $1.3 million+; assists vertical urban village in becoming catalyst for growth.

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Maury County Public Schools

Performance guarantee contracting upgrades improve air quality, comfort and the classroom learning environment; enable system control and energy management; projected to provide more than $400,000 in annual energy cost savings.

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Sibley Textile Mill

Innovative alternative system projected to reduce energy use by about two-thirds; to provide reliable, lower-cost environment for tenants • Augusta, GA Built in 1881, on the historic site of the Confederate Powder Works, Sibley Textile Mill is being developed by Cape Augusta Digital Properties into a major regional data center. The data center development and management company expects to lease portions of the historical property to technology companies, data center users and operators, integrators and cybersecurity educators.

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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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Clemson University

Nestled on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson University implemented a complex, design/build chiller plant aligned with its commitment to sustainability, and tailored to the scenic terrain and needs of its more than 17,000 students.

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Fayetteville State University

In alignment with its sustainability commitment, Fayetteville State University implemented performance guarantee contract upgrades to improve efficiency. Early results show a verified savings potential of $927,908 in energy, water, operations and maintenance costs.

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Vernon Hills High School

With a lack of communication between four controls systems causing inefficiencies and high energy use, Vernon Hills High School (VHHS) consolidated systems, resulting in an energy savings forecast of $51,000, a $193,000 incentive, and streamlined building management.

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One Clearlake Centre

One Clearlake Centre is an 18-story, Class-A commercial office building housing tenants in a variety of industries including financial and legal services, office staffing and insurance. The LEED Silver Certified building is owned by AEW Capital Management, LP and managed by CBRE, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. Committed to sustainability, CBRE was the first company in its industry to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations.

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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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Belmont University

Integrated controls system enables effective energy management; university expands 70 percent with minimal utility cost increase of just 10 percent.

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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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One Commerce Square

Managed by Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors, the 400,000 sq ft, 30-story One Commerce Square office tower is one of the tallest buildings in Memphis. Built in 1972, the tower has housed a variety of tenants with the State of Tennessee recently becoming its fourth anchor tenant, with 500 full-time employees from ten state government departments working in the building.

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Jewish Eldercare Centre

Energy contracting improvements, including implementation of geo-exchange system, controls upgrade and maintenance support, result in energy savings of more than $250,000 annually, a $20,000 annual reduction in operating/maintenance costs, and increased comfort.

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City of Dawson Creek

Owned by the City of Dawson Creek, the NHL-size Memorial and Kinsman hockey arenas offer winter season sports, as well as year-round special events for area residents and the surrounding communities. The city's 8-sheet Dawson Creek Curling Rink, located in a separate building and operated by the Dawson Creek Curling Club, completes the areas ice entertainment facilities, offering banquet accommodations and facility rentals, in addition to its regular curling events.

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Pinellas County Central Energy Plant

Constructed where a parking lot once stood, the new Pinellas County Central Energy Plant was built to generate and deliver chilled water through an underground distribution piping network to provide air conditioning to county buildings throughout downtown Clearwater. The facility includes a 4,500 sq ft. chiller/pump room, a 5,600 sq ft. cooling tower yard and a 4,122 sq ft. ice storage yard.

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Central Arts Plaza

Efficiency upgrades result in a 1,000 KW drop in daily demand, rebates of more than $380,000, and a 96 percent reduction in hot/cold calls.

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Pala Casino Spa & Resort

HVAC and controls system upgrades, and energy management strategies result in $338,000 of annual savings and rebates of more than $238,000

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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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Financial Statement Services, Inc. (FSSI)

Founded in 1980, Financial Statement Services, Inc. (FSSI) is a nationwide, full-service print and mail leader, specializing in the secure, outsourced design, production and delivery of time-critical customer communications, such as statements, letters, bills and mandated compliance documents. Industries served by FSSI include financial services, insurance, public utilities, healthcare, government and others. Nearly 150 employees work in the company’s 168,000 sq ft corporate headquarters, a two-floor office building with security-access doors throughout and a glass-enclosed front lobby.

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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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Mid Hudson Medical Group

Kirchhoff Companies, an integrated real estate development, investment and management firm specializing in medical, multifamily, retail and student housing assets, has developed an outstanding reputation for its dedication to integrity, quality and results. One of Kirchhoff Companies’ newest properties, an 83,400 square foot medical facility the company leases to Mid Hudson Medical Group, houses family internal medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics, ophthalmology, and orthopedic services. Committed to quality, each and every member of the Mid Hudson Medical Group staff, from physicians and nurses to technicians and support personnel, strives to provide high-quality medical and surgical care in a warm, friendly setting.

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Lougheed Town Centre

Founded in 2005, Shape Properties, a visionary real estate investment and development company based in Vancouver, BC, has become one of the most active fully integrated developers in Western Canada. With a vision of creating vibrant urban lifestyle destinations, Shape Properties dramatically transforms the interaction between living, shopping, dining and entertainment. Driven by the philosophy of creating a dramatically different offering, along with their commitment and passion for client satisfaction, Shape Properties is elevating standards in the commercial real estate sector. The company is currently in the process of developing Lougheed Town Centre, a popular regional shopping center.

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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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Moody County Courthouse

Located in east central South Dakota, the three-story, 100 year old Moody County Courthouse was built to last. Constructed with fireproof cement and steel, the building has a Bedford Stone exterior and twenty-four inch concrete interior walls. The courthouse is decorated with beautiful murals, walls faced with white marble four feet up from the floor and black marble baseboards. The stairs are also white marble with wrought iron grill work and oak banisters, and lobby floors on each story are Terrazzo. Offices feature original oak floors with oak woodwork to match.

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Complexe Sportif Trane

Under planning and development for years, Complexe Sportif Trane, a 100 percent privately owned recreational sports facility has opened in Boischatel, Québec. The 40,000 sq ft complex includes an ice hockey rink, as well as a gym for aerobics classes and fitness activities.

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Pacific Palms Resort

Located on a glorious hilltop near the San Gabriel Valley Mountains, the high-traffic Pacific Palms Resort welcomes US and international guests to metro Los Angeles. The 650-acre resort caters to both business and leisure travelers, with the bulk of its business attributed to conferences.

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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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Albert Gallatin High School

Performance contracting agreement upgrades guarantee savings of nearly $50,000/yr Uniontown, Pennsylvania

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Homestead-Wakefield Elementary

The 50-year-old Homestead-Wakefield Elementary school is part of the Harford County Public School District. With more than 1,000 students, the school has been identified as one of the three largest elementary schools in Maryland. The district’s mission to nurture and inspire learning is evident at Homestead-Wakefield, as assessments continue to show outstanding student achievement and continuous improvement.

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Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in West Michigan with nine hospitals, more than 180 service sites and 1,983 licensed beds system-wide. As the region’s leading health care system, Spectrum Health touches thousands of lives each year and continues to grow and build on its strengths by renovating existing facilities and opening new ones, including a state-of-the-art cancer pavilion and a new children’s hospital; bringing leading-edge technology and medical treatments to the region; and supporting exciting new initiatives for medical education and research. In addition, Spectrum Health was named a Top 10 Health System in the U.S. by Thomson Reuters.

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ADTRAN, Inc.

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations and millions of individual users worldwide.

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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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Hawaii Air National Guard

The Hawaii Air National Guard, 154th Wing, shares the Hickam Air Force Base facilities with the Pacific Command. The base is located on 2,850 acres of land adjacent to Honolulu International Airport. To support the painting operation and maintenance of the Air National Guard F-22 Raptor jets, a new low observable/composite repair facility was built. The facility, consisting of a 17,500 sq ft hangar/paint booth and a 17,700 support building, features sophisticated mechanical systems for climate control for aircraft painting operations.

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Toledo Zoo

For more than 100 years, The Toledo Zoo has been creating memories for the young and old alike. Each year, nearly one million people visit the zoo to explore the world and its fabulous creatures that live in displays resembling natural habitats, from the frozen Arctic tundra to the hot Sonoran Desert. Guests encounter animals, large and small, from mammoth African elephants to the tiniest toads, or stroll the grounds to view historic buildings constructed in the WPA-era.

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Larimer County Courthouse Offices

Larimer County, located in north central Colorado, includes several mountain communities, as well as Rocky Mountain National Park. The county encompasses 2,640 square miles of irrigated farms, vast stretches of scenic ranch lands, thick forests and high mountain peaks. The beautiful area provides a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

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Washington and Lee University

Several years ago, Washington and Lee University elected to get serious about its carbon footprint and sustainability efforts, establishing a climate action plan that called for a reduction in carbon of 20 percent by 2020, with neutrality by 2050. The administration also set goals to lower its British thermal unit (Btu) per square foot by 25 percent in four years and reduce its utility budget by $1,000,000. In order to achieve its aggressive goals, the university initiated plans to update and modernize the existing pneumatic controls system with a state-of-the-art direct digital controls (DDC) system. The project would include replacing the entire system in ten of the largest buildings on campus without interruption of operations.

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Boles Independent School District

The mission of Boles ISD is to provide an educational environment in which all students can learn and acquire the skills to be productive citizens. And while Boles ISD is financially the poorest district in Texas, it is rich in academics, as demonstrated by its number of students who have graduated from high school with an Associates Degree, and successfully continued on to major universities.

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North Carolina Museum of Art

Constructed in 1982, the four-level, 171,870 sq ft, North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) includes offices, exhibit space and restaurant/catering operations. Each month, 25,000 visitors view the NCMA’s collection of treasures, worth in excess of $1 billion. The museum’s permanent collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making the institution one of the premier art museums in the Southeast. Conservation experts and building operators are entrusted to work with the building and its systems to present and protect the collection for the citizens and visitors of North Carolina to enjoy now and for generations to come.

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Marlins Park

A first-class ballpark owned by Miami-Dade County, Marlins Park is located on approximately seventeen acres in the Little Havana section of Miami. With an aggressive waste management recycling program, the use of locally manufactured materials and low volatile organic compounds (VOC) in its construction, a minimizing of artificial light and the incorporation of energy efficient systems, the ballpark has become the first professional sports facility with a retractable roof, in the world, to attain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

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Brown County

Brown County is located in the south central part of Minnesota, approximately 100 miles southwest of the Twin Cities. The county is mostly agricultural, but also has many industrial and commercial businesses. Brown County has a population of 25,893, with New Ulm, its largest city, serving as the county seat.

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Renton School District - Kohlwes Education Center

Renton School District envisions classrooms where technology is a tool used to boost student achievement. The district’s Information Management Services (IMS), located in its Kohlwes Education Center, is charged with implementation and support of technology. Services provided include network and desktop support, software and hardware purchasing standards, training computer labs, videoconferencing, and telecommunications / telephone services.

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New York City Center

For more than sixty years, New York City Center has hosted some of America’s, and the world’s, most amazing dance performers and musical theater productions. The entertainment center is a “people’s theater” dedicated to making the arts accessible to the broadest possible audience by creating a welcoming environment, offering subsidized ticket prices and engaging audiences with inspiring programming that reflects the eclecticism, energy and spirit of New York City.

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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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Rock Creek Unified School District 323

Rock Creek Unified School District (USD) 323 is located fifteen miles from Manhattan, Kansas, and Kansas State The two elementary buildings, pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, are located in St. George and Westmoreland. The Jr/Sr High is located in St. George. The school district’s over seventy full and part-time teachers are dedicated to educational excellence and to helping their 900 students become successful and responsible lifelong learners.University. The mostly-rural district covers 230 square miles and has two communities within its boundaries.

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Keeneland Association, Inc.

Keeneland Association’s aging, text-based controls system was reaching the end of its useful life, some replacement parts were not available, and newer technologies offered operational savings and convenience. The Thoroughbred racetrack and auction company sought to replace the outdated system, while adhering to budget constraints. A Trane Tracer R’newal control upgrade service program is helping Keeneland maximize building performance, improve occupant comfort and increase operational productivity. By using existing unit controls and replacing outdated building controllers, Keeneland was able to meet all of its objectives for approximately the same cost they originally planned to spend on a partial upgrade.

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Hilton Anatole Hotel

One of the premier hotels in the Southwest United States, the Hilton Anatole Hotel boasts 1,620 guest rooms and offers some of the finest, most advanced meeting and exhibition facilities in the U.S., including the 128,000 sq ft Trinity Conference Center, which is well-suited for large trade shows and expositions.

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Gundersen Health System

When faced with escalating energy costs, Gundersen Health System took action to develop sustainable approaches to energy use. Its programs have not only resulted in significant energy savings, but are also helping it achieve its healthcare mission.

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Hardin County Schools

Hardin County has one of the largest school districts in Kentucky, serving 13,948 students in three high schools, five middle schools and thirteen elementary schools. Recent upgrades have resulted in energy savings and eight ENERGY STAR® awards for the school district.

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Clayton County

Like many county governments, Clayton County faced rising energy and facilities maintenance costs. Significant system upgrades were needed to improve energy efficiency, and enhance employee comfort and productivity

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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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Volkswagen Chattanooga

Efficiency, reliability and quality are among the hallmarks of Volkswagen automobiles. These same high performance characteristics are critical in Volkswagen’s manufacturing processes and can be found in the Trane air conditioning chillers and Ingersoll Rand Industrial Technologies air compressors installed at Volkswagen’s new assembly facility at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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SSM St. Clare Health Center

SSM St. Clare Health Center is the first new hospital in St. Louis County in thirty-five years. A hospital like no other, the facility incorporates streamlined work processes, efficient layouts, private patient suites, in-room medication distribution and electronic records.

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Solae LLC

Solae, LLC, a world-leading producer of soy-based ingredients for food manufacturing companies worldwide, was challenged by high humidity levels and rising energy costs at its production and packaging plant in Remington, Indiana. To remedy the situation, Solae enlisted Trane Turnkey Contracting Services.

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Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH) knew that it had no control over utility rates, but that it did have control over its energy use. The hospital sought to identify and implement energy conservation measures (ECMs) to reduce costs, in alignment with its mission to provide quality patient care as efficiently as possible.

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Transitions Optical

In late 2006 Transitions Optical engineers initiated a plan to address rising energy costs and aging infrastructure. A building audit was used to identify energy conservation measures and then develop a three-year plan to upgrade chilled water systems and controls with more efficient systems. Very importantly, Transitions Optical must avoid production stoppages. Key factors in reaching their goals included confidence in the stable production of chilled water for manufacturing operations, and the expertise of their supplier.

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Warehouse Club Project

This international wholesale club plans to open new warehouse stores in the United States and Mexico. While spanning geographies, the locations have the common objectives of cost-effectively managing building operations and lowering energy costs.

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Lakota School District

Lakota Schools and Trane have entered into a three-phase multi-million dollar facilities upgrade project that will save the school district $667,000 in annual energy costs and more than $260,000 in annual operating costs. As a result of energy efficient facilities upgrades, Lakota Schools will receive an additional $382,000 in rebates from the utility company, Duke Energy.

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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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University of Central Missouri

In the spring of 2009, the University of Central Missouri (UCM) embarked on a $36.1 million energy savings contract (ESCO) with Trane. The ESCO addressed $20 million in needed but deferred maintenance, and $16.1 million in energy efficient upgrades on the campus. Construction was scheduled to last through the spring of 2011, but the project will be completed in the fall of 2010, six months ahead of schedule. By June of 2010, 100 percent of the lighting retrofits were complete and the geothermal heating/cooling system was fully operational. These projects have already generated $500,000 in energy and operating cost savings before project completion.

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Lewis-Gale Medical Center

Lewis-Gale Medical Center’s success depends on reliable operation and service of their HVAC system. Trane provided an integrated service solution that includes the central monitoring of more than 200 points of critical alarms and events that are mission critical to delivering an environment of care. Trane field service technicians are delivering on a Scheduled Service Agreement to ensure equipment is maintained at peak operating condition. The HVAC system includes Trane chillers and Tracer Summit™ controls throughout the facility.

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ARRIS Group, Inc.

ARRIS Group requires 99 percent or better uptime for their global data center. Trane provided a total system-integrated service solution that includes central monitoring of sixty-nine alarm and event points that are mission critical to delivering uptime. Trane field service technicians deliver a Performance Based Service Agreement with custom defined performance metrics tailored to meet the specific needs of ARRIS. The HVAC system equipment includes fifty-four rooftop units, one air-cooled 225-ton chiller and Trane Tracer™ controls.

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Lakeview Hospital

New Trane VAV terminals, a Tracer Summit™ chiller plant management system and a Series R™ chiller improve comfort and efficiency at Lakeview Hospital.

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Savvis Communications

$2,124,000 per year in energy savings due to chilled water plant and pumping system controls upgrade at mission-critical data center.

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Allen County Public Library

In 2001 Allen County Public Library (ACPL), one of the top U.S. libraries, and its 14 locations had a varied collection of HVAC systems, controls, fire alarm, access, security and other systems. With the planned addition of 127,000 square feet and renovation of 240,000 square feet at the main library in Fort Wayne, ACPL used the opportunity to upgrade, standardize and integrate buildings, systems and equipment.

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Passavant Area Hospital

Reinforcing their commitment to creating a sustainable environment, Passavant administrators were looking to increase energy efficiency performance, reduce operating costs to be more competitive and improve the environment of care to enhance patient satisfaction and outcomes.

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St.Clare Hospital

Trane Service Ensures That St. Clare Hospital Gets Outstanding Performance from New Chiller and Controls System

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World Market Center

When complete World Market Center will include eight buildings totaling more than 12 million square feet—the world’s largest furniture design and show room center.

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Sydney Entertainment Center

The Sydney Entertainment Centre was built in 1983 and has become one of the busiest indoor multi-use facilities in Australia. After 23 years of good service, it was time to replace the chillers on its HVAC system. But rather than simply replacing the old chillers, Arena Management, the Centre’s operator, considered this an opportunity to improve comfort, efficiency, reliability and environmental friendliness. So they took a total system view and called on the expertise of Trane.

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Tallahassee Single Day Surgery

As its name implies, Tallahassee Single-Day Surgery Center (TSDSC) doesn’t usually let problems linger. But the legendary heat and humidity of Tallahassee, Florida present challenges that are not easily conquered. Extreme summer heat and humidity make meeting strict surgical ventilation, humidity and temperature guidelines difficult—not to mention very expensive. With those extreme conditions, it’s not surprising that the performance from the 14-year-old rooftop unit provided reliably poor temperature and humidity control. It was time for an upgrade.

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Franklin Memorial Hospital

Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) is well-known for innovative health care. Now, FMH is first to use Trane’s innovative CDQ™ air conditioning system—developed with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Hotel Le Meridien

Le Meridien is an international five star hotel situated in the heart of Bangalore city. Brand Le Meridien epitomizes luxury and upscale full-service hotels and yet it is conscious of its environmental footprint. The hotel wanted to upgrade its HVAC system from reciprocating chillers which were installed in 1985. The aim was to improve energy efficiency, ensure reliability and reduce service costs.

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High Museum Of Art

The High Museum had just completed a major expansion that added five buildings and doubled the museum’s size, and in doing so had attracted an exhibition of world masterpieces from legendary museums like France’s Musee du Louvre.

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Oxford Hotel

The last time The Oxford Hotel’s HVAC system was upgraded was in 1982. In 2009 the system needed replacement to not only assure continued guest comfort, but also take advantage of new, more efficient and green HVAC technology. A major concern in the upgrade project was retaining the hotel’s originality and charm. Another factor in the upgrade was proper temperature and humidity control for the preservation of the hotel’s extensive, famous collection of 19th and 20th century paintings of the American West.

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Cleveland Clinic Florida

Intended as a plan and spec project, when initial cost estimates came in significantly over budget, Cleveland Clinic Florida moved to a design/build approach and established a team to reduce both design and construction costs without sacrificing building quality or functionality. Open communications between team members was emphasized. HKS Architects, a national firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas, designed the facility, using their extensive experience in health care facilities. The construction manager was Centex Rogers, headquartered in Nashville.

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Kilborn Medical Centre

Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week with various tenants on differing schedules made Kilborn Medical Centre’s indoor environment difficult to control, particularly with a pneumatic control system. While the situation presented operating and energy efficiency improvement opportunities, upgrading to a Direct Digital Control (DDC) system was complicated due to limited accessibility to tenant spaces.

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Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center had developed plans for a 49,000 square feet expansion; however the existing chiller plant did not have the necessary cooling capacity to handle the additional floor space. The medical center also did not have any HVAC system redundancy and wanted to eliminate the CFC refrigerants in the existing chillers.

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Wythe County

Wythe County Hospital (WCCH) had a predicament. Built in 1972, the facility needed to upgrade the HVAC systems in their operating suites to maintain strict JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) standards for temperature, humidity and airflow. But as the only hospital serving 36,000 people in two counties, they couldn’t close down for renovation, or even let the installation interfere with a busy surgical calendar or vital day-to-day hospital operations.

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Baylor College of Medicine

Due to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, Baylor College of Medicine suffered a significant loss of research data when their below-grade central chiller plant flooded with more than five feet of water. Trane technicians were quickly on site to help in the central plant recovery efforts.

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Ocean Spray Cranberries

Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative owned by more than 800 cranberry growers in the U.S. and Canada. When the cooperative selected its Middleboro, Massachusetts facility to produce sweetened dried cranberries (SDCs), they needed to upgrade building infrastructure to support the new production process, which used 25°F chilled water. Ocean Spray looked for a single source provider to act as an owner/consultant to work with the design team, supply and install the HVAC and process chiller equipment. The right provider would be directly responsible to Ocean Spray—reducing the complexities and cost overruns of conventional construction processes.

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UNICHEM Laboratories Ltd.

While Unichem has enjoyed four years of successful operations with the Trane chillers at their Ghaziabadfacility, they wanted to optimize the heating, ventilation,and air conditioning system (HVAC) to deliver maximum energy efficiency and reliability, and achieve full United States FDA compliance (21 CFR, Part 11).

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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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