The idea that the heat thrown off by supercomputers could be captured and turned into a radiant heat supply for an entire building is just the kind of thing researchers hypothesize about at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. So when it came time to build a new laboratory on the NREL
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When the Twin Parks housing development was built in the Bronx in the early 1970s, it was hailed internationally for its architectural innovation and promise for urban renewal. Forty years later, as buildings in the scattered-site complex are being updated one by one, Twin Parks is again being recognized at the highest levels for innovation, this
From concept to consumer, Goulds Water Technology is engineered, assembled and tested in America. According to the American Water Works Association, average daily residential water use in the United States is 27.4 billion gallons. This domestic water is used for everything from lawn irrigation to cooking, cleaning and plumbing. By that account, it’s clear that
From the outside, the 1920s villa in the seaside community of Newport, Rhode Island, appears as any other stately historic home in the neighborhood. But inside the 15,000-square-foot house, the heating system is state-of-the-art — complete with Wi-Fi and remote programming capabilities —powered by a Bell & Gossett (B&G) pump system. The old cast-iron steam
The new $1.3 billion Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home to the National Football League’s (NFL) San Francisco 49ers, is a model of sustainability. With a 27,000-square-foot green roof, owners’ suites decked out in reclaimed wood, and farm-to-table concession offerings, the 68,500-seat stadium includes a wide variety of “green” features. But none of these
As one of the few year-round facilities of its kind in northeast Pennsylvania, the relatively new StoneyBrook Estates Campground was designed to accommodate the needs of thousands of campers each year. Located in historical Carbon County, Pennsylvania, the campground is in a wooded setting near Beltzville Lake and state park. The campground offers vacation campsites for
Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, has a reputation as one of the finest educational institutes in the United States. It recently ranked #32 among national liberal arts colleges in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges issue. In late 2012, the university underwent an evaluation of their current hydronic system and determined it
Life in Antarctica Imagine a whole world covered in ice and snow: ice on the mountains, ice capping the sea, ice tumbling off the cliffs, whole caves and hills made of ice, ice crunching under your feet, and ice crystals glittering on your eyelashes. On top of that, imagine zero- humidity with temperatures of minus
Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, is a high-quality health care facility that provides services to over 2 million residents on a yearly basis. The medical center was recently named a Thompson Reuter’s Top 100 Hospital as well as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. A Magnet hospital designation identifies the top
The viticulture industry is becoming an increasingly significant part of the Pennsylvania agricultural sector. Galen Glen Winery, established in 1993, is a prime example of the beautiful vineyards that have been established in the last several years. Located in the rolling hills of eastern Pennsylvania, Galen Glen produces award-winning, handcrafted red, white and sparkling wines.
The Dorothy B. Bunce Elementary School in Pavilion, New York, serves kindergarten through 5th grade students in the Pavilion Central School District. In August, the school underwent an evaluation of their current hydronic system and determined it was becoming less efficient and needed to be replaced. To help assess its needs, the school brought in
In the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley sits the scenic Quaker Hill Country Club, voted a “Top 25 Nine-Hole Course in America” by GolfWorld Magazine. Founded by adventurer, traveler, and broadcaster Lowell Thomas in 1940, the nine-hole golf course was created by famed designer Robert Trent Jones. One of Quaker Hill’s most famous guests