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Improvements for energy conservation at the Coeur d'Alene NurseryAuthor(s): Aram Eramian
Source: In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E., tech. coords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2008. Proc. RMRS-P-58. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 10-12
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Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionIn 2002, the USDA Forest Service Coeur d'Alene Nursery in Idaho began to evaluate ways to reduce energy consumption in lighting, refrigeration, and heating and cooling of facility workspace. The primary factor leading up to this was the inefficiency of the nursery's Freon(R)-based refrigeration system. Energy costs and maintenance of the system were becoming a larger portion of the nursery's operating budget. Through the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the nursery used third-party financing, financial incentives, and a design-build contract to accomplish the work with very little capital outlay. Energy consumption has been substantially reduced as a result of the system improvements.
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CitationEramian, Aram. 2009. Improvements for energy conservation at the Coeur d''Alene Nursery. In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E., tech. coords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2008. Proc. RMRS-P-58. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 10-12
Keywordswater conservation, lighting systems, heating systems
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