Indoor Air Quality

No Myth – Alpha Energy’s Benchmark Will Save You Money

It’s not a myth — smart building managers can save a lot of money for their companies by signing up for a FREE energy benchmark with Alpha Energy Solutions. Alpha Energy Solutions utilizes Air Advice, a Portland, Ore.-based firm specializing in energy solutions for commercial buildings, to offer an “industry-proven energy services delivery platform.” Dave Hellman, Alpha Energy’s Director of Energy and Performance, said it’s important for facility managers to avoid buying into prevailing myths circulating in the industry. One…

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Planning for Outages Can Reduce Downtime for Alpha Energy Solutions Customers

The horrible tornado devastation in Oklahoma has the nation’s attention as stories of sorrow and loss fill the evening news. Fortunately, this storm did not reach Alpha’s customers. But the tragedy serves as a reminder that those who are well-prepared for unforeseen events are the ones most able to recover. Alpha Energy Solutions offers a Contingency Planning Worksheet for facility managers that helps assess all of the equipment operating at a facility and makes it easier to put a plan…

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Alpha Energy In Line with Mayor Fischer’s Energy Goals, Helping Customers Save on Energy

In April, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer issued a challenge to the city’s building owners and managers — help move the city toward a national leadership position in sustainable building management. He wants to see 25 city buildings qualify as Energy Star Certified Buildings by the end of 2013. That’s a big challenge, and one that Alpha Energy Solutions is ready to help tackle. Alpha is a leader in the energy space, offering products that measure and analyze energy use, and…

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Alpha Energy Solutions Making Inroads in West Virginia

Alpha Energy Solutions was a featured exhibitor at the West Virginia Association of Physical Plant Administrators annual conference in Flatwoods, WV April 14-15. Alpha team members John Jennings, Scotty Holt and Gerry Lewis were on hand to greet long-time customers and meet some new ones at the show. “We met and made some good contacts with two larger universities in the area and we are following up on those leads,” said Scotty Holt, who represents Alpha throughout West Virginia and…

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Installing a Big Chiller Provides Big Benefits

Dave Hellman, Alpha’s director of Energy and Performance, was recently involved in a major project for the state of Kentucky. Alpha Energy Solutions installed two chillers — one at the Kentucky International Convention Center, and the other at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Here, Dave explains the benefits of the chillers just after the 750-ton unit at the Kentucky Expo Center was put in place.  The new energy-efficient machines, manufactured by MultiStack, are only the 2nd and 3rd of its kind…

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Infrared Technology Among Alpha Energy’s Electrical Upgrades

In the electrical industry, some say that Infrared Scanning (or Thermographic Scanning) is the single most powerful technology tool in an electrician’s arsenal.  It can be used to detect hot spots, or abnormal heating patterns, that can lead to costly losses of energy. Alpha Energy Solutions’ electrical department, led by foreman Jim Jones, is using Infrared to prevent defects that can lead to equipment failure, personal injury or unscheduled power outages. From Wikipedia: Thermal imaging cameras detect radiation in the…

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Alpha Energy’s Electrical Division Set to Thrive Under Jones’ Leadership

Jim Jones, Alpha Energy Solutions’ new Electrical Estimator/Foreman, started working in the industry after graduating from St. Xavier High School. With three decades of electrical experience, Jones hopes to help the division grow and expand quickly. “We want to separate ourselves from our competitors. It’s not just about lights and plugs that everybody else does, but we want to be more technologically advanced,” he said. Jones specializes in power quality and energy solutions. Prior to joining Alpha Energy Solutions in…

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Alpha Energy’s Rental Equipment Keeps Plants Going

Alpha Energy Solutions recently delivered a pair of 200-ton rental chillers to a customer’s plant, helping to bridge the gap during a planned outage at a major industrial plant. Alpha, of course, has a full range of chillers, along with boilers, cooling equipment, and auxiliary equipment, at the ready for delivery and installation. Alpha Energy customers are provided application engineering, delivery, installation, operation and maintenance on rental equipment, whether it’s needed for a few days, a few months or a…

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Alpha Energy is Your Equipment Rental HQ

Alpha Energy Solutions is the largest regional provider of service for HVAC, with technicians and trucks covering all or parts of eight states. But did you know that Alpha Energy has one of the area’s largest fleets of rental equipment? Alpha provides Chillers, HVAC Equipment and Boilers, along with Power Generation Equipment, for dozens of customers who need these products on a temporary basis. This need could arise from a planned shutdown at a plant or an emergency caused by…

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Serious about Safety at Alpha Energy Solutions

It’s an amazing accomplishment, and one that Alpha Energy Solutions‘ Safety Director, Cecil Sowers, says will continue to reap rewards. This week the company reached a major milestone of 510,000 hours without a lost-time accident.  That goes back to October 2011. And if all goes well, Sowers expects to reach 750,000 hours by this fall. The hours include work on job sites, travel to and from work sites, and emergency calls. “In the unsure world we work and live in,…

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