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GRAND CASINO HINCKLEY WINS REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY AWARD; MULTIPLE ACHIEVEMENTS IN 'STATE OF THE ART' AIR QUALITY CITED

 MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians' Grand Casino Hinckley and the St. Paul, Minn. engineering consulting firm of Lundquist, Wilmar, Potvin and Bender, Inc., will receive a 1993 Regional American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Technology Award, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1993, at ceremonies to be conducted in Minneapolis' IDS Operations Center. The award is based on an HVAC system design which achieves energy efficiency, indoor air quality, innovation, operations, maintenance and cost effectiveness.
 The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians considered indoor air quality a top priority to ensure the comfort and health of their guests (customers). The optimum indoor air quality was achieved with a $2.3 million "state of the art" ventilation and control system, and energy efficiency was accomplished with an innovative heat recovery system, all of which were designed to meet ASHRAE standards.
 Peter Potvin, P.E., vice president of LWP&B, Inc., stated, "Grand Casino Hinckley is a successful example of using current technology in innovative ways to meet the needs of a very demanding building." The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians also own and operate Grand Casino Mille Lacs, which offers similar standards for air quality.
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 /CONTACT: Barry ZeVan of Grand Casinos, 612-449-7130/


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