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AFE Weekly Headlines
As 2011 comes to a close, AFE would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the AFE Weekly Headlines a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 3, 2012.

US solar manufacturer moving facility to China
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Jan. 18, 2011 issue: Evergreen Solar, a Marlboro, Mass.-based solar energy startup, is shutting down its manufacturing facility in Devens, Mass., and replacing it with a new facility in China. The solar-panel maker received more than $40 million in assistance from the government of Massachusetts. The company is laying off the 800 workers at the Devens, Mass., facility and shifting production to a joint venture with a Chinese company in central China. More

Football stadiums: The power plants of tomorrow
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Feb. 8, 2011 issue: With the Super Bowl shining a spotlight on the NFL's newest gridiron—Cowboy Stadium, in Arlington, Texas—fans of another stripe are cheering sustainable developments at Philadelphia's eight-year-old Lincoln Financial Field. The operators of the Pennsylvania NFL stadium, where the Eagles roost, recently announced plans to go to "net zero," meaning they will generate power needs through onsite sustainable or renewable sources. More

Mandate has commercial building owners tracking energy use
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Aug. 2, 2011 issue: American states and cities are now requiring commercial building owners to track and disclose their energy use. The new regulations are expected to push the owners to upgrade their buildings to save energy and create jobs. More

Gas technology: Direct-contact water heating
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April 12, 2011 issue: When you need hot water, you need it now, and you want it delivered with efficiency. A great way to achieve this is with direct-contact water heating, fueled with clean natural gas. More owners are discovering the benefits of this system for water heating that can be nearly 100 percent efficient. More

HydroFLOW, 100% GREEN maintenance with an ROI every CFO craves.

Protect your boilers, cooling towers, and more with HydroFLOW Chemical FREE, Salt FREE, Water Conditioners. Remove limescale, prevent new limescale, inhibit corrosion and kill bacteria & algae. It’s the totally Green way to protect systems, cut expenses and get a hug from your CFO.

Water hammer: The No. 1 problem in a steam system
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Nov. 1, 2011 issue: Water hammer is not only a system issue; it is primarily a safety issue. Understanding the nature and severity of water hammer in a steam and condensate system allows facilities to avoid its destructive forces. More

Best practices for ultrasound testing of steam traps
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May 17, 2011 issue: The most versatile and accurate steam system diagnostics tool kit available today is ultrasonic testing equipment. Ultrasonic steam trap testing is the final test method in the steam trap testing program for detecting faulty steam traps. More

Maintenance is not a cost: How to justify an investment in maintenance and reliability
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March 8, 2011 issue: As many facility managers strive to improve the reliability of their plants, several comments bemoan how challenging that is to do in an era of continuous deep cost cutting. They say that in their operation, maintenance is seen as a cost, and is one of the first things to arbitrarily cut. More

The HVAC factor: High volume, low speed fans
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May 3, 2011 issue: With rising energy costs and an increased accountability to operate efficiently, facility managers are tasked with finding innovative ways to shave costs without cutting corners. Air conditioning has long been considered the default method of controlling comfort in a space, but the expenses can be substantial, depending on building size, occupancy level and required tonnage. More

Rainwater catchment systems standard created
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Oct. 4, 2011 issue: The American Society of Plumbing Engineers and the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association have signed an agreement to jointly develop and publish an ARCSA/ASPE consensus standard for rainwater catchment systems. More
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