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Financing the Fundamental

Financing the Fundamental

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Infrastructure matters to each of us. Its underlying support is vital to our economy, our quality of life, our safety, and our communities. From roads and bridges, to rails, ports, pipes, the power grid, and broadband, America’s infrastructure is the foundation for every aspect of our daily lives. And that  … Read More

The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now

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Given that energy sustainability and energy economics are top-of-mind among business leaders, politicians, and the public these days, hydrogen fuel cells may be viewed as a savior technology. If that statement seems hyperbolic, there is plenty of statistical evidence to support the growth of fuel cell use for both stationary  … Read More

Turbines and Energy From Waste Gas

Turbines and Energy From Waste Gas

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Turbines are benefiting the environment is as part of a method of transforming waste gasses into clean power. One example of this is the process created by Ener-Core, which has a technology that can capture waste gas and, using turbines, convert it into clean energy. “The process is fairly simple,”  … Read More

On Track With Rail Energy Storage

On Track With Rail Energy Storage

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Innovation abounds. The technological advances currently taking place in energy storage are thrilling in their complexity and engineering intelligence. Mind-bending nanotechnologies and fuel cell concepts arise by the minute, forever changing the way we collect and contain electrons.

And then there are those innovations that distinguish themselves by their simplicity. Rail  … Read More

FREE Webinar! Designing Permeable Pavements for Heavy Loads & Lower Costs

FREE Webinar! Designing Permeable Pavements for Heavy Loads & Lower Costs

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Permeable interlocking concrete pavers (PICP) have been performing in North Americafor well over 25 years. And when designed right…can support your heavy traffic loads, mitigate your stormwater, AND keep your costs low.

Join Charles Taylor and Kevin Earley for a FREE webinar exploringPermeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement systems (e.g., components, design principles,  … Read More

LED Lighting for Energy Savings

LED Lighting for Energy Savings

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At the Moorpark Unified School District in Moorpark, CA, Gary Ventsam, director of maintenance and facilities, was weighing energy savings options. The choice came down to installing solar or doing a lighting retrofit with LEDs. At one point, there had been some concerns over LED brightness, clarity, and different colors, he points out.

“Most of  … Read More

Variables for Energy-Efficient Roofs

Variables for Energy-Efficient Roofs

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Roof material choice is one area of building envelope design where significant efficiency can be found. Energy-efficient roofs have come a long way in recent years. Cost savings can be realized, and service life can be greatly extended with careful selection of a modern energy efficient roof.

A white roof is  … Read More

Invisible Threads: Sensor Technologies Mirror Galactic Models

Invisible Threads: Sensor Technologies Mirror Galactic Models

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I became fascinated recently by the cosmic web—an invisible network of gaseous filaments that stretch between galaxies. These threads form a complex web of knots and links that scientists believe gravitationally connect disparate galaxies and most likely accelerate their formation.

Artist Kim Albrecht’s cosmic web visualization makes this connectivity visible. Picture  … Read More

Microturbines: An In-Depth Q&A

Microturbines: An In-Depth Q&A

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Microturbines, gas- or liquid-fuel-fired turbine-generator units with an electrical output between 30 and 500 kW, are being used increasingly for 24/7 onsite power generation. And many areas of the world will very likely see a major increase in microturbine-based onsite power generation over the next five to 10 years. A  … Read More

Making Power Multitask With CHP/CCHP

Making Power Multitask With CHP/CCHP

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Cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP), uses a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and heat for onsite uses. Trigeneration, or combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP), is the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heating and cooling as a result of the combustion of fuel or  … Read More

Developments in HVAC: Chilled Beams and Energy Recovery

Developments in HVAC: Chilled Beams and Energy Recovery

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There has been a lot going on in recent years related to advancements in commercial HVAC.  A previous article examined variable refrigerant flow (VRF).  Today, we’re going to look at chilled beams and energy recovery. Some of the systems that are new to the US have been used successfully in Europe for decades, and others  … Read More



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