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A flat or curved component, typically rectangular, that forms or is set into the surface of a door, wall, or ceiling.

Maintaining Maintenance Focus

Maintaining Maintenance Focus

When it comes to maintenance, the basics still apply, says Curtis Dorwart, refuse product manager for Mack Trucks. “Don’t forget the basics! The life of a truck can be 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance.”

Innovations in Smart Window Coverings

Innovations in Smart Window Coverings

Prior to the fourth century A.D., windows were typically holes in walls, usually covered with animal hides, cloth, wood, or shutters. In some places, translucent animal horns, thin slices of marble, or even paper were set in frameworks of wood, iron, or lead.

Microgrid Technology to Improve Energy Security and Sustainablity

Microgrid Technology to Improve Energy Security and Sustainablity

Nearly 25 years ago, Caterpillar opened a proving ground about 30 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ. The facility consists of large open-air test areas, where Caterpillar conducts field trials of many of its large mining equipment before being brought to market. The proving ground site also includes workshops and an office building.

The Green

For the Control Freak

For the Control Freak

The beauty of intelligent machine control is it makes inexperienced operators good, and good operators better,” points out Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager for intelligent machine control for Komatsu.

Five K-12 School Districts Go Solar to Save Energy & Money, Create Jobs

Five K-12 School Districts Go Solar to Save Energy & Money, Create Jobs

Every school district faces challenges with rising utility costs and growing demand for technology in the classroom. However, energy-efficiency measures offer a universally applicable and infinitely customizable solution to ensure districts can save significantly on electricity and water costs, enabling schools to apply critical financial resources elsewhere.

A number of opportunities

New Strategies for Noise Mitigation

New Strategies for Noise Mitigation

More stringent emission requirements, coupled with greater energy requirements at large facilities, where owners and operators seek more power density, have become a driving factor in current sound attenuation designs.

Flotovoltaics

Flotovoltaics

Within the past few years, the floating photo­voltaic (FPV) market has grown expo­nentially popular as a real alternative to traditional solar methods. Commonly known as “floatovoltaics” or floating solar, standard PV modules are installed on top of inland, compounded, and unused man-made bodies of water, including industrial water ponds, dams,

Project Profile: Community Solar

Project Profile: Community Solar

December 21, 2016—Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year—was a special day in Washington DC. At Solar Noon, as the sun reached the highest point for that day, a new solar era was launched in the Capital of the United States.

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