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University of Maryland - Facilities Performance Specialist Position: Facilities Performance Specialist Unit: Facilities Management, Engineering & Energy Position #: 101674 Location: University of Maryland, College Park Under general supervision, the Facilities Performance Specialist is a key contributor to the University effort to improve occupant comfort and reduce energy use at all campus buildings. The Specialist is responsible for installing, programming, calibrating and commissioning Utility Meters and Data Acquisition Systems that measure campus energy. The Specialist maintains the equipment and calibration archive of these systems in the campus FMS ...
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Rahul Bali, Goal Summary The world took notice of the revolutionary cooling technology at Qatar’s Khalifa Stadium when Al Sadd downed Al Rayyan in the Emir Cup final on Friday evening. More than 47,000 fans were in attendance at the refurbished venue as they witnessed history in the world’s first air-conditioned open air stadium. Dr. Saud Abdul-Aziz Abdul-Ghani, Professor at the College of Engineering at Qatar University: The cooling technology in place at Khalifa International Stadium makes the venue the largest open-air stadium in the world to be cooled. By utilising district cooling, the stadium is cooled in a way which lowers energy consumption ...
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Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A planned housing development in the   UK   is to feature   solar   panels and   district heating. The £80m ($103m) Elmsbrook eco-town development in Oxfordshire is a joint venture between building firm Crest Nicholson and housing provider A2 Dominion. Full Article Continue Readin
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Press Release, Business Wire ST. LOUIS--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the global engineering and technology company and a member of IDEA, has partnered with   Pink Petro   to support women professionals in energy industry jobs. Based in Houston, Pink Petro is a global community of men and women aimed at ending the gender gap in the energy industry. Earlier this year Emerson CEO David Farr pledged his support of the “CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion” initiative to work with other U.S. companies, large and small, to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The partnership with Pink Petro is one example of Emerson’s commitment ...
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Kim Riley, Daily Energy Insider Summary Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto this summer pledged that the Steel City would transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 and to back it up he joined the Mayors for 100 percent Clean Energy, a coalition that supports the Paris climate agreement. “Cities can help lead the transition away from dirty fuels to renewable energy, but it will require boldness and ambition to get it done,” Peduto said. It is a mantra Pittsburgh has embedded in its partnership strategy across public and private stakeholders invested in the city’s future. Full Article Continue Readin
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Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary The world’s   combined heat and power   (CHP) market is set to exceed $45bn and grow to 25 GW by 2024, according to new analysis. In a recent market report,   US-based Consultancy Global Market Insights attributed this projected growth to large-scale energy trends such as a shift to sustainable energy, a growing demand for captive power generation and rapid industrialization and urbanization. Full Article Continue Readin
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Stephen Farrell, Insider Media Summary Renewable energy installation company Novalux Energy has installed a combined heat and power (CHP) plant on the Withey Dyffryn Court Industrial Estate in Ystrad Mynach, supported by £1.75m in funding from Lombard. All electricity and heat for the industrial estate is now sourced through renewable energy and generated on the site.  Full Article Continue Readin
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Li Yahui, ECNS Summary State-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, also known as Sinopec Corp, said it will further develop geothermal energy in Xiongxian county, Hebei province, as it seeks to make the region smokeless. Sinopec Corp is also diversifying beyond oil and gas production. The company said its geothermal energy heating capacity in Xiongxian has reached 4.5 million square meters by July. It now plans to create 20 smokeless cities nationwide replacing coal with geothermal energy, covering 100 million sq m during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20). Full Article Continue Readin
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Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News Summary By next year more than 20 percent of the electricity needs of the   University of Minnesota   will be powered by renewable energy. Over the course of the last several months, the university has inked a 10-year subscription to a new green tariff program developed by Xcel Energy. It joins a list of clean energy investments that includes a much bigger deal to purchase power from four community solar gardens for a combined total of 24.5 megawatts (MW) and construction on its own 2.25-MW solar program. “We’ve pledged to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions from operations to zero as fast as possible,” said Shane ...
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Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Denver’s Peña Station NEXT offers an energy planner’s dream: 382 acres where engineers can start from scratch in creating a clean energy community. Rendering of Peña Station NEXT. Credit: SevenG No legacy power plants to accommodate, no wires and poles and substations to navigate — the open landscape near Denver International Airport is a rare find in a nation with near ubiquitous electric infrastructure. Located near a transit station by the same name, the smart energy community is being planned by a powerhouse team that includes technology giant Panasonic, local utility Xcel Energy, the city of ...
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Ramboll Environ - Project Engineer An international consultancy, Ramboll Environ is seeking a full-time Project Engineer, preferably a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), to join the Ramboll Energy (REN) group in either our Boston, MA or Westford, MA offices. Eight or more years of experience in Engineering or industry is highly desired. Please check out the full job posting at:  http://www.ramboll-environ.com/careers/openings   Ramboll Environ is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities
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Ramboll Environ - Project Manager An international consultancy, Ramboll Environ is seeking a full-time experienced Project Manager to join the Ramboll Energy (REN) group in our Boston, MA or Westford, MA offices. Eight or more years of experience in Environmental Consulting/Engineering, and Professional Engineer certification, are highly desired. Please check out the full job posting at:  http://www.ramboll-environ.com/careers/openings   Ramboll Environ is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities
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Press Release,  Chemnitz University of Technology The European project “RenewIT” reveals new ways of more environment friendly energy supply – Chemnitz University researchers involved and results are available online. The Chemnitz researchers Thomas Oppelt (f.l.), Prof. Thorsten Urbaneck, Verena Rudolf, and Nirendra lal Shrestha from the Professorship of Technical Thermodynamics show that servers can be used for heating. Photo: Matthias Bilz enlarge picture The IT data centers located in Germany alone consume approx. 10.000 gigawatt hours (GWh) annually. This corresponds to almost one third of the annual gross electricity consumption ...
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Philip Barton, Microgrid Knowledge Summary In this week’s Industry Perspectives, Philip Barton, director, Microgrid Competency Center, Schneider Electric, explains how Microgrids-as-a-Service (MaaS) can help pave the way for more resilient and efficient energy sources.  Total energy production in the United States increased for the sixth consecutive year in 2016 per the   U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA). During the same period, electricity generation from wind, solar and other distributed energy resources (DER) also grew, ushering in a “New Energy Landscape.”  A significant amount of this growth is behind the meter, meaning behind the meter ...
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The Penninsula, Qatar's Daily Newspaper Summary Qatar District Cooling Company (Qatar Cool), members of IDEA, have been working diligently with authorities over the past two years, in line with the National Conservation Plan, to convert from potable water in the operations of the cooling plants in West Bay, to Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE). Full Article Continue Readin
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Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary With biomass prices on the rise, solar district heating could become profitable in Lithuania. But without investment grants, payback periods were still too long, it said in the conclusion of a 2015 SDH market study by LEI, the Lithuanian Energy Institute. The photo shows the country’s first SDH system set up in 2011. Installed on the roof of the boiler house, it preheats water for a wood chip boiler in the district heating station of Dūkštas, a town in eastern Lithuania. The demonstration unit with 82 m² of vacuum tube collectors received funding from international organisations. Photo: Lithuanian Energy ...
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Insider.co.uk Summary Plans for a new Geothermal Energy Research Filed in   Glasgow   will be unveiled next month. The proposed £9m site will either site on the   Clyde Gateway   area in the east end of the city, or in Rutherglen and will focus on geothermal energy. Glasgow's research field aims to assess whether geothermal energy would be able to warm waters in the disused coal mines under the city which may be able to heat homes and businesses. Full Article Continue Readin
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Bioenergy Insight Summary The waste-to-energy plant and northern commercial greenhouse pilot project, announced as part of the government of Quebec’s 2017-2017 economic plan, will be established in Kuujjuaq - the largest northern village in Nunavik, Quebec. A sum of CAD$5 million (€3.3m), spread over three years, will serve to design and build a thermal waste-to-energy processing system then a commercial greenhouse heated with such system. Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Plan Nord and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region, and Geoffrey Kelley, Minister responsible for Native Affairs, made ...
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TradeArabia News Service Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, says it has connected its network to Bluewaters - a mixed-use project developed by Meraas in Dubai, UAE - in record time. In October 2015, Empower signed a contract to provide district cooling services to the prestigious Bluewaters, a modern, family-oriented island destination with a pioneering spirit that blends waterfront living with the exhilaration of urban city life. As per the contract, Empower will provide the buildings at the developments with 25,000 tons of refrigeration (RT) services to chill ...
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Press Release, The Newsstand CLEMSON — The historic eclipse that will cut across the nation on Aug. 21 will give Clemson University researchers and industry collaborators a chance to study what happens when solar panels suddenly quit generating energy. The research underscores one of the challenges that utilities face as they incorporate more renewable energy into the electrical grid. Kumar Venayagamoorthy and his team will be doing “smart grid” research Aug. 21 in the Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems Laboratory. The grid relies on a steady flow of power and what experts call “balance of energy” to run smoothly. Too much or too ...
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