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  • Williamson upgrading self-sufficient power plant

    April 14, 2015

    Williamson upgrading self-sufficient power plant 2015-04-14 MIDDLETOWN >> Before long, the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades will be beating the high cost of energy by producing its own, thanks to its innovative Energy Island Project. The three-year trade school, which on July 1 will be rena

  • Maine High School Converts From Steam to Hydronic Heating System

    January 16, 2015

      
    South Portland High School in South Portland, Maine, recently underwent a major renovation. More than 100,000 sq ft was added to the school, bringing the total to 300,000 sq ft. In addition to modernizing and expanding the school, which was constructed in 1952, the renovation provided the opportunity to implement a number of energy-saving initiatives.

  • New York University Cogeneration Plant, New York City

    September 1, 2014

    When figuring the payback period on a new power plant, calculations are almost always done in dollars and cents: how much it will cost, what will be saved, and what additional income will result. More intangible benefits are typically considered only on the periphery, in part because measuring their value can be difficult.

  • The Basics of Boiler Safety

    August 19, 2014

    In 1905, the Grover Shoe Factory boiler exploded, collapsing the building and engulfing it in flames. Fifty-eight people were killed and 150 more injured. This event led to the development of safety laws and a national code for the safe operation of steam boilers.

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