Green Case Studies

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


Montana cancer center benefits from radiant and geothermal systems

Peace of mind.
March 28, 2014

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.
March 28, 2014

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.
March 28, 2014

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.
February 27, 2014

News of appointments and promotions throughout the plumbing industry.

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BIM designing helps engage Calif. hospital plumbing designers

All lined up at the Temecula Valley Hospital.
February 27, 2014

The design and construction of the Temecula Valley Hospital in Temecula, Calif., raises the bar for efficient, integrated delivery of health-care facilities. With a design and construction team made up of seven partners that signed a single integrated form of agreement, the five-story, 178,000-sq.-ft. hospital was completed from the ground-up for $157 million.

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Geothermal applications make the grade for two Northeast schools

Head of the class.
January 30, 2014

Talk about making the grade. Two educational facilities in the Northeast dug deep and selected geothermal applications to provide heating and cooling for their campuses.

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New Orleans medical facility turns to copper for withstanding storms

Battening down the hatches.
December 19, 2013

Originally made up of two teaching hospitals, the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans (commonly known as the LSU Medical School in New Orleans) was forced to shut its doors in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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The Bosch Experience Center at Serenbe wins EarthCraft award

Bosch Experience Center achieved EarthCraft Light Commercial Gold certification.
December 12, 2013

Bosch Experience Center (BEC) wins Light Commercial Project of the Year award.

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Sidney B. Bowne & Son works on pump system for Long Island children’s spray park

Local engineering firm works through low water table to give community’s kids the water spray park they desire.
December 2, 2013

Kurt Dietrich is not a stranger to designing water spray parks for the Town of Babylon, N.Y. Over the past few years, Dietrich, an associate partner with the Mineola, N.Y.-based Sidney B. Bowne & Son engineering firm, designed two other spray parks for the Long Island community.

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Rehabilitation project puts National Academy of Sciences building in the green game

Clean slate at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C.
October 23, 2013

When a project at the National Academy of Sciences building in the nation’s capital gets dropped on your desk, you want to impress.

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March 2014

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In the March issue of pme, read about how a Montana cancer center has redesigned its heating system to ensure better comfort for its patients. Also, a Cleveland clinic has undergone a significant expansion including the addition of nearly a thousand Chicago faucets. Catch up on the latest news in the plumbing, mechanical and engineering industry and check out the latest products the industry has to offer.

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