Green Case Studies

pme takes a look at green projects from around the world, involving high efficiency, energy efficiency, geothermal, radiant and much more.


Overhaul of piping, hot water recirculation system puts Seattle jail back on good behavior

By 2004 KCCF agreed that a full re-pipe was in order.

Straightened out at Seattle’s King County Correctional Facility.

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Rainwater harvesting system greets James R. Herman cruise terminal

Set sail from Pier 27.

Expansive rainwater harvesting application has San Francisco cruise terminal leading by example.

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Georgia county lowers water usage in multifamily units

A helping hand in Georgia.

Cobb County, Ga., multifamily units lower water usage through cooperative program.

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Net-zero energy Lady Bird Johnson Middle School is a crown jewel in Dallas

The LBJ Middle School exemplifies give and take with net-zero.

LBJ Middle School is a net-zero energy facility that also serves as a living library for its students.

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UV treatment facility protects Cincinnati’s water and its citizens

Ahead of the curve.

In the case of the city of Cincinnati, upgrading the Richard Miller Water Treatment Plant with a progressive, state-of-the-art ultraviolet disinfection treatment system in 2013 was paramount.

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Water recycling and rainwater harvesting systems drive first LEED Gold New Hampshire facility

Stately ambition.

The Lebanon, N.H.-based facility was credited with 62 LEED points and awarded LEED Gold status.

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Montana cancer center benefits from radiant and geothermal systems

Peace of mind.

The team of engineers at Missoula, Mt.-based Associated Construction Engineering strives to provide the right level of comfort on every commercial application it designs for its clients.

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Creating a comfort level at the Cleveland Clinic

With a pressing deadline, engineers select reliable commercial faucets.

The opening of the Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Pavilion and the Glickman Tower marked the completion of the most significant expansion project in the organization’s history. The $504 million project included a 1.3 million-sq.-ft. pavilion and tower that consolidated health-care units spread throughout the Cleveland campus.

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Colorado aviation training facility uses radiant heating/cooling to reach LEED Silver

Top gun at the High-Altitude Army Aviation Training Site in Gypsum, Colo.

It’s no secret Colorado boats some of the best skiing opportunities for locals and tourists. And just 30 miles west of the renowned ski town of Vail, resides another gem in the form of a state-of-the-art facility that trains Colorado National Guard helicopter pilots.

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People on the move in the plumbing industry

News of appointments and promotions throughout the plumbing industry.

News of appointments and promotions throughout the plumbing industry.

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