Case Studies

Legionnaires Disease

How One NYC Hospital is Protecting the City from Legionnaires Disease

In New York City, a series of deadly outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease has become an all too common occurrence. Over the last few years hundreds have been severely sickened and dozens killed by deadly bacteria that proliferates in water systems like the cooling towers used in conjunction with large HVAC systems.

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Energy

Energy Savings Improves Bottom Line at UMD’s Premier Research Facility

With high-energy-use equipment, an HVAC system that must run flawlessly day and night, and buildings that never go dark, the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) was one of the biggest energy hogs on the University of Maryland campus as well as one of the most difficult to make more energy efficient.

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Medical

Medical Center Upgrades Visibility and Downgrades Energy Use

When it was time to improve the condition of a medical facility’s parking garage, owners looked for the best LED technology that would provide extended luminaire life with no compromise in performance quality. They sought to find an LED system that would both lower energy consumption and reduce maintenance.

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Efficiency

OptimumLOOP Delivers Operational Efficiencies and Beats Expected Cost Savings

Since 2009, the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has been implementing a multiphase energy efficiency program. The primary contractor, Johnson Controls, brought in partner Optimum Energy to perform an ESA, which proved that optimizing the chiller plants across the campus would deliver significant energy savings.

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Fire

Performance-Based Fire Protection at New Football Practice Facility

Too often, when educational facilities look to add unique or architecturally impactful buildings on campus, restrictive fire codes put a damper on designs or threaten to significantly increase costs and compromise functionality. However, Clemson University, which recently constructed a new state-of-the-art home for its 2016 NCAA championship football team, was able to rethink conventional wisdom with a radical, more flexible approach to fire code interpretations.

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Ventilation

Intelligent Ventilation System Enables Creation of Energy-Efficient “Smart Labs”

Scientific research labs represent a huge portion of the energy demand of a university campus: in many cases, as much as two-thirds of a campus’ energy use can be attributed to research labs. While it may seem clear that labs would be a great place to start when looking to go greener and reduce energy demand, the difficulty of doing so without sacrificing safety can often pose a roadblock.

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Telecommunications

Amtrak HQ Project Showcases Long-Term Connectivity Solution

Even before Amtrak began the renovation of the National Guard Building, which would become its new 82,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Washington DC, the national railroad was determined to create a state-of-the-art facility. Its goal was to create one of the most modern and sophisticated telecommunications systems available.

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Flooring

City Hall Restores, Protects and Maintains Original Flooring Features

In an effort to reduce maintenance and streamline the cleaning and protective process for the building’s more than 11,000 square-feet of terrazzo flooring, the City of Henderson sought an efficient long-term solution.

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MHP Medical Center Relies on the Alerton Ascent Building Management System

Ranked three times in the Top 100 “Most Wired Hospitals in America” with the most advanced computer systems, according to Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine, Major Health Partners relies on state-of-the-art technology to provide quality care. The Alerton Ascent building management system they rely on helps MHP save close to $360,000 in energy costs annually.

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Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Comfort, Care & Sustainability

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The St. Jude campus comprises 66 acres with more than 5-million-square-feet of building space, over half of which is dedicated to research; operating and maintaining these facilities is a daunting challenge.

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