The city of Brookings, South Dakota has recognized South Dakota State University (SDSU) for infrastructure updates that are saving the university over $1 million per year in operating and utility expenses. The city awarded SDSU with the 2019 Mayor’s Award for Sustainability in the Environmental Resilience category. Read More
HAMPTON, VA – Greenland Enterprises is teaming with SAW Contracting to remove and replace two boilers at the VA Medical Center in Grand Island, NE. The $3.1 million design-bid-build project involves demolishing two older steam boilers, providing a temporary boiler during construction, and installing two new 400 horsepower fire-tube boilers. Read More
In 2009 when the Chicago Aquarium commissioned an audit of the facility’s water usage, one of the surprising findings was that the cooling systems were the leading cause of water use. Not the water used in the actual fish and mammal habitats. Read More
Greenland Enterprises, Inc. recently passed a major milestone for the Heritage High School HVAC Replacement project. The Greenland team set the last of 32 rooftop units in place at the Newport News, Virginia school as part of an accelerated schedule to have the new HVAC system operational in time for the new school year.
This 10-week project requires an exceptional level of coordination between Greenland, various subcontractors, and vendors to meet the tight timeline, while also minimizing disruptions for students and faculty. Thanks to the efforts of the Greenland team, CST Mechanical, AWG, Chesapeake Controls, and Damuth Trane, the project is currently on schedule.
Greenland Enterprises is proud to continue its support of the National Veteran’s Small Business Coalition (NVSBC), a non-profit organization that focuses on support, outreach and advocacy for local Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). Read More
Although Greenland was not involved in the new chiller plant project at the Naval Hospital in Bremerton, WA, an article in Defense Visual Information Distribution Service highlights the benefits of upgrading aging infrastructure. According to the article, the recently completed project reduces costs via new controls, and features a smaller chiller for lighter loads, which nets a 40 percent reduction in cooling demand. Read More
An article in What’s New in Food Technology & Manufacturing magazine addresses how changes in cooling tower equipment and controls are having a positive impact in the food production industry. We often think of cooling towers and central plants in terms of handling air conditioning needs for inhabited spaces. However, there is a significant cooling need in food production, where heating and pasteurizing foods creates large quantities of heat. This heat impacts the equipment, and the food, which needs to be cooled before packaging. Read More
A recent report from Energy Innovation makes the case that, in many areas of the country, the economic forecast points to a coal-cost crossover – where the costs of new local wind and solar resources are less than ongoing coal plant operation. According to the report, this assessment is valid even as federal tax credits phase out.
A recent article in Chemical Engineering highlights the increased efficiencies available by improving condensate recovery in pressurized steam systems. The premise is that recovering steam condensate can provide 15-35 percent fuel cost savings when compared to more traditional vented steam-condensate systems. Read More