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Commercial Project Profile: Roanoke Valley Resource Authority - Tinker Creek Transfer

Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:05
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Tinker project profile 

The Surprising Connection Between Energy Loss and Odor Control (and the Big Pay-off)

The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority owns the Tinker Creek Transfer Station, the Smith Gap Landfill and the Waste Line Express train. This regional, public-private partnership was the first project in the United States to use rail as the sole transportation link between a solid waste transfer station and a landfill.

A visual and diagnostic Facilities Energy Performance Assessment of the Administration Building and Tipping Floor at Tinker Creek Transfer Station resulted in recommendations to reduce energy usage and maintenance costs and to improve the working comfort of employees and visitors.

Commercial Project Profile: Roanoke Valley Resource Authority - Smith Gap Landfill

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:00
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Smith Gap project profile

Hidden to the Eye, Thermal Imaging Exposes Energy Losses

The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority owns the Tinker Creek Transfer Station, the Smith Gap Landfill and the Waste Line Express train. This regional, public-private partnership was the first project in the United States to use rail as the sole transportation link between a solid waste transfer station and a landfill.

A visual and diagnostic Facilities Energy Performance Assessment of the Administration Building, Tipping Floor and Maintenance Shop at Smith Gap Landfill resulted in recommendations to reduce energy usage and maintenance costs and to improve the working comfort of employees and visitors.

Project Profile: Creamer Residence

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 00:00
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Creamer project profile

The Creamer Family

Client Goes the Extra Mile to Make Home Energy Efficient

the problems

A 5,700 square foot home on the fringe of Roanoke provided a welcome opportunity for energy efficiency. This 1992, all-electric structure was built with two heat pump systems. The performance of the HVAC ducts and water heater were poor and attic and basement insulation minimal. Although the forced air system provided adequate heat, the air conditioning was only average. Utilizing blower door technology, the energy audit indicated air leakage of the home to be three times greater than normal. This is equivalent to almost a 3 foot square hole. Our crews noted a lack of insulation in many areas, unsealed supply vents and a dirt crawlspace.

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