Houston Skybox One Data Center Achieves LEED® Gold – Facility Executive Magazine


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Houston Skybox One Data Center Achieves LEED® Gold
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The 96,129-square-foot purpose-built facility is the only data center in Houston and one of a handful in Texas to receive this prestigious designation. data center “Achieving LEED Gold status is very rare for data centers but it was mission critical

Sherex Fastening Solutions debuts new wedge locking washer

Sherex Fastening Solutions, a global leader in engineered fasteners, tooling, and automation, is pleased to announce the launch of a new wedge locking washer product line.

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“The TEC Series product line adds another fastening solution to our portfolio, continuing our 35 year tradition of developing innovative, lowest total installed cost fastening solutions for our valued customers,” says President Adam Pratt, “TEC Series washers are a high quality, high performance, cost-effective solution to the challenge of securing joints that experience severe vibration and load.”

Sherex’s March 2016 acquisition of Disc-Lock International, the originator of wedge locking technology, laid the foundation for the development of the TEC Series product line. Sherex leveraged its world-class R&D team, global manufacturing capabilities, and seasoned technical sales professionals, to build off of the Disc-Lock technology to develop this new product line.

This launch is the first step in a multi-year development program, and comes from a technical team with over 100 years combined experience in the development and sale of wedge-locking technology.

TEC Series washers were tested extensively on Junker vibration machines throughout the development process, and consistently protected joints under severe vibration and load. “We are thrilled to report that TEC Series washers meet or exceed the performance of current offerings in the marketplace, ”says Pratt.

TEC Series washers will be stocked in strategic locations throughout North America to provide short lead times to customers.

“Our customers have come to expect best-in-class performance, quality, availability, and value,” says Pratt, “and we look forward to introducing additional innovative solutions in the near future.”

TEC Series washers are available in standard and large outer diameter styles in carbon steel and stainless steel, in sizes from M3 (#5) through M72 (3”). Sherex’s engineering and technical sales team is available to custom design products with special dimensions, materials, and coatings.

With locations in the USA, Mexico, and Taiwan, Sherex products are manufactured to the highest quality standards in accordance with TS16949 and AS9100 certifications and ISO 9001:2008 accredidation. Sherex Fastening Solutions leverages engineering capabilities to meet customer specific needs and provides exceptional customer service and support throughout the sale.

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Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status – Proud Green Building (press release) (registration) (blog)


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Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status
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The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the new Independence Utilities Center with a highly coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, according to a press release. The facility earned the highest LEED …

DOE prioritizes solar power plant performance with Power Factors funding

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Power Factors, a provider for monitoring, managing, and optimizing renewable energy assets, was selected as the recipient of an award by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative. Power Factors will leverage these funds to accelerate its research and development in producing actionable insights through the characterization of PV power plant performance deviations from predictive model production.

“PV data analysis has advanced rapidly, but the ability to effectively characterize differences between production estimates and actual performance has remained elusive. With this funding we expect to provide a powerful new tool for developers, owners, operators, and O&M providers,” said Steve Voss, Power Factors’ Principal Data Scientist.

Power Factors will incorporate this advanced functionality into its existing SaaS-based IoT platform that currently supports over 7,500 MW of PV capacity. Power Factors is well-positioned to deliver due to its existing 250+ years of subject matter expertise and its proven track record of handling big data and data quality issues generated by solar PV systems.

“We are honored to be selected by the DOE for this award,” said Power Factors EVP Steve Scales. “This grant will accelerate Power Factors’ ability to drive solar photovoltaic systems’ energy yields, reliability, and bankability. The DOE’s continued focus on strengthening and assuring our nation’s supply of clean electricity is vital,” added Scales.

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TrueLook offers new 20 megapixel camera for construction jobsites

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TrueLook is now offering a 20-megapixel camera system to construction companies across the U.S. and Canada. With this new technology, these companies will now be able to monitor construction jobsites for security, progress reporting and compliance with larger, sharper images and improved digital zoom capabilities. TrueLook’s 20-MP camera is the first and only DSLR camera on the market to come standard with live streaming video and security recording.

TrueLook’s 20-MP camera system provides the following benefits:

• Sharper images – The images are larger by definition making them the sharpest images available for the construction jobsite. The digital single-lens reflex (DLSR) lens makes this camera more responsive resulting in sharper images.

• Convenience – The cameras employ remote auto-focus via the TrueLook interface making it easier to gain sharp focus for the camera at the jobsite. This camera also offers live streaming video and 24/7 security recording – both at 1080p resolution. By its nature, a 20-MP camera employs enhanced digital zoom which adds to the convenience of getting the precise image needed from the jobsite.

• Quality – The cameras deliver images at more than twice the resolution than 4K cameras that are on the market today. The resulting quality of photos and video available from the jobsite are higher than previous models.

“Many of our clients have requested DSLR lens technology,” Pittman said. “With the new lens technology combined with the other features on the 20-megapixel camera, our clients will see even more detail of their construction site with these reliable, secure camera systems. These new cameras take jobsite viewing and security to another level.”

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