Monthly Archives: March 2014

Ball State University: Goodbye coal, hello geothermal

Today’s Energy Solutions reports that coal-fired boilers have gone cold as Ball State University continues the conversion of its campus district energy system from fossil-fuel consumption to large-scale geothermal-geoexchange. Ball State University is a member of the International District Energy … Continue reading

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FREE WEBINAR: “Tools & Resources for Assessing District Energy Opportunities”

    FREE WEBINAR: “Tools and Resources for Assessing District Energy Opportunities.“ WHEN: Monday, March 31, 2014; 12-1:30 p.m. EDT           The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is pleased to announce a new free Partners for … Continue reading

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Village in northeast England considers building its own eco-heating station

Village considers building its own eco-heating station The Teesdale Mercury newspaper reports that Whorlton, a village in Teesdale, a picturesque area situated in County Durham in northeast England, may be one of the first in the country to build its … Continue reading

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IDEA addresses Boston Microgrids Workshop

IDEA participated in Boston Microgrids Workshop #1, an invitational event convened by the Pace Energy and Climate Center, Pace Law School on March 24, 2014 at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center in Boston, Mass. Rob Thornton, IDEA President and CEO, … Continue reading

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Ice storm debris in N.C. will fuel biomass power plant

Caitlin Dineen reportedin the Wilmington, N.C. Star-News that Wilmington officials did not have to pay hauling fees to contractors hired to remove debris from February’s ice storm. Mark Stafford, director of business development for DRC Emergency Services out of Mobile, … Continue reading

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Armed Forces Retirement Home offers to lease historic heating plant

Jonathan O’Connell reports in The Washington Post that managers of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC have put the facility’s 114-year-old steam heating plant up for lease. The managers are offering up a bit of history as they … Continue reading

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NRG Energy’s rooftop solar for retail customers: A trend that could grow?

In a positive development in the utility-distributed generation nexus, Paul Mauldin reports in The Grid Optimization Blog about the industry implications of a visionary business development by NRG in distributed energy—specifically, an offensive into roof-mounted solar PV. A major utility … Continue reading

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An energy efficient future for the Granite State

Christine Donovan, writing for the New Hampshire Energy Investment Corporation reported the potential of a new statewide “Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) that has the potential to substantially improve energy efficiency throughout the state. As temperatures were plummeting on a … Continue reading

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Concord Engineering expands relationship with Rutgers University

Concord Engineering has been awarded a contract to be the Commissioning Agent for Rutgers University’s new Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building project. The four–story, 135,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will focus on providing research laboratory space and shared core facilities … Continue reading

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Infrastructure upgrades and continuous energy oversight saves $1.3 million/yr at UMDNJ (Rutgers)

An energy retrofit plan for district energy systems at the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) campus in Newark, now part of Rutgers University, is generating approximately $1.3 million in annual energy savings. The savings were … Continue reading

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