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Food & Wine

Gateway brews for people who (think that they) don't like craft beers

Gateway brews for people who (think that they) don't like craft beers

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Your Health

Fitness focus: No holds barred for Los Altos sisters

Fitness focus: No holds barred for Los Altos sisters

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Your Home

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house

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On The Road

SUV or plus-size sedan?

SUV or plus-size sedan?

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Senior Lifestyles

General Enrollment Period open for Medicare patients

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Inside Mountain View

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth

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Wedding To Remember

Love unleashed: Canine connection leads local police officers to the altar

Love unleashed: Canine connection leads local police officers to the altar

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Your Kids

Gap Year: Local students take time between high school and college to explore their interests

Gap Year: Local students take time between high school and college to explore their interests

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Packard Foundation installs green audio and video systems

“We have blended the AV systems with building integration as the (Packard) Foundation strives to be more energy efficient,” said Aaron Colton, CEO of San Jose-based ICS.

ICS worked with Redwood Electric Group to install video conferencing systems in six of the building’s nine conference rooms, with audio conferencing installed in the other three. The video conferencing systems were part of the foundation’s commitment to reduce travel and commuting.

ICS also installed energy-saving AV systems, including a control system integrated with multiple disciplines to maximize the building’s usability and minimize its energy use. The control system program was structured to efficiently manage devices that consume electrical power. The control systems automatically turn off AV systems and lighting when they are not in use. Automated lights are integrated with window shade controls.

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