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Mayor, City Place developer release draft development agreement

Vermont Business Magazine Summary Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement today regarding the City and Devonwood’s release of the draft Burlington City Place Development Agreement. City Place is the $220 million residential and commercial development that will replace the...

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Helsinki Seeks to Be Carbon Neutral by 2035

Press Release, City of Helsinki, Marketwired HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwired - September 29, 2017) - Helsinki City Council voted unanimously on September 27, 2017, to pass a proposal for a new city strategy including the goal to render Helsinki carbon neutral by 2035. The vote accelerated the...

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Comprehensive Carbon Emission Target Plan for Arizona State University

Summary Rocky Mountain Institute, in partnership with Ameresco Inc., helped Arizona State University develop a comprehensive plan (our case study) to meet one of the most aggressive carbon targets in the country – 100% reduction by 2025. Our approach integrated building efficiency, central...


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Getting to Zero: Is Carbon Neutrality a Practical Goal?

Summary Many cities and universities are planning significant carbon reductions, with some pursuing a goal of net zero emissions. This presentation provides a framework for evaluating carbon reduction strategies, including assessment of the potential roles of building energy efficiency measures...

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Innovative Seawater Heat Pump District Heating-Juneau, Alaska

Summary Juneau Hydropower & Juneau District Heating with Emerson Climate Technologies will present on a district heating solution using a sea water heat pump system fueled by clean hydropower. This innovative technology suite being deployed will significantly lower the heating costs in...


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Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) feasibility at the Ford Site, St. Paul, MN

Summary Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) in a district energy concept was evaluated in Spring 2016 for the planned redevelopment of the 135-acre Ford Site in Saint Paul. ATES was identified as a technology that looks to the future, consistent with the overall goals of the Ford Site...


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Low-carbon energy supply study for the City of Cambridge MA

Summary The City of Cambridge has adopted a Climate Plan with the goal to reduce GHG emissions by 80% by 2050, with a 25-year framework for a ‘net-zero’ community. To achieve this goal, the supply of energy must move toward low- or zero-carbon sources. Ramboll is developing an energy supply...


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An Integrative Business Model for Net-Zero Energy Districts

Summary Net zero energy (NZE) at the district scale can deliver lower life-cycle costs compared to business-as-usual at similar first costs, while creating a more healthy, resilient, and sustainable community. Our report, An Integrative Business Model for NZE Districts, helps overcome the...


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Bee'ah and Masdar Launch Joint Venture to Develop the First Waste-to-energy Plant in the Middle East Region

Press Release, PR Newswire May 25, 2017 Emirates Waste to Energy Company to treat 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) with its first facility. Bee'ah, the country's leading environmental management company, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, have formally...

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UCSF Mission Bay: Can CHP Be Used as a Tool to Tackle Carbon-Neutrality Goals?

Summary We will walk through the process of identifying electric utility carbon; evaluating Central Utility Plant options (CHP, gas-fired/electric boilers; heat recovery chillers, bio-fuel), the benefits and challenges of developing a larger EcoDistrict with public (UCSF); public-private (The...