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payback

n. retribution. You hit me, I hit you. That’s your payback.
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In the New York area, lighting upgrades generally have a payback period of less than one year.
In this report you will understand the coming playoff between Near Field UHF and HF, the evolution of standards, winners and losers, detailed paybacks by applicational sector and much more besides.
Volume Two concentrates on one hundred users' case studies, paybacks and the lessons learnt.
Periodic replacement and upgrading of inefficient hardware and equipment can conserve electricity and result in energy savings and paybacks.
This unique report therefore looks at the broad sweep of work in this area, and gives market sizes, paybacks and forecasts.
These presentations, from such companies as Dow Chemical, Halliburton KBR, IMC Phosphates, Intel, ManTech International, and Siemens, highlight the paybacks of solutions based on Gensym's G2(R) reasoning technology.
GUS 2003 will highlight the substantial paybacks users are achieving through the use of Gensym's reasoning technology," said Lowell Hawkinson, chairman and CEO of Gensym.
The lighting and water conservation improvements, offering paybacks at most developments in less than four years, will help to pay for the measures with longer paybacks, including the boiler replacements.
Paybacks typically are as quick as 10 to 30 months, with an average expected life span on the equipment of over 10 years.