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Combustion Turbine Selection and Optimization: Harvard Blackstone CHP Expansion

Summary Harvard is expanding CHP capability at its Blackstone facility by adding a new 7.5 MW combustion turbine and HRSG to improve environmental performance and campus energy supply reliability. A study will be described that established feasibility, screened multiple options, and selected...

1A.2_Schmidt, Parker.pdf

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UMass Amherst Energy Master Plan

Summary UMass Amherst (UMA), CES and RMF teamed together to create an Energy Master Plan for the UMA campus. UMA has had a surge in growth over the last decade and needed to create an energy master plan to examine their current and future energy demands and what infrastructure will be needed...

1A.1_Jackson, Jones, Price.pdf

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Algonquin Power Installs New CHP in only 8 Months & Achieves 82% Annual CHP Efficiency

Summary The presentation highlights challenges and lessons learned from Algonquin Power's CHP installation project. Speaker Chistoper Hastings, Vanderweil Power Group #2015 #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #CHP #Vanderweil #Industrial #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign ...

5A.3_Hastings.pdf


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Market and Performance Limitations to Consider when Planning for District Cooling Applications

Summary Planning for district cooling applications requires an understanding of market conditions and equipment size and capacity limitations. This presentation will outline current conditions and limitations inherent with capital intensive components of district cooling systems. Specific...

1B.1_Kraal.pdf


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Brownfields: Infrastructure Opportunities

Summary Local government partners see brownfield redevelopments as an opportunity to build smarter systems and are prioritizing energy planning and district energy infrastructure. Ever-Green is serving as a technical and business planning adviser for three of these projects in Minnesota. These...

3A.3_Ahern.pdf


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Turbine or Engine? That is the Question

Summary CHP comes in several different sizes and shapes. This presentation will compare and contrast two of the predominant technologies employed: Combustion Turbines and Gas Fired Reciprocating Engines. The presentation will look at key drivers for technology selection including load,...

3B.1_Koenig.pdf


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Central Plant Retro-commissioning at Boston Logan International Airport

Summary Sebesta has worked with Massport for the past three years planning, designing, and implementing a retro-commissioning project at Massport’s central plant, reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions by 30%. This Case Study will provide an overview of the Retro-commissioning process...

3C.2_Bjorklund.pdf


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Considerations for a District Energy System based on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Case Study: North Loop District Energy System

Summary The Master Plan examines the technical and economic feasibility for a modern sustainable district energy system based on waste heat recovery from a nearby MSW power plant and expansion of existing NRG Minneapolis district energy system to serve heating and cooling needs of approximately...

3A.1_Dehbashi, Witchger.pdf


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Optimization through the Perfect Plant Design

Summary Optimum Energy will be presenting on chilled water system optimization and methods to enhance traditional variable speed controls through sustainable design best-practices. Achieving peak system operational performance is a journey that starts at plant design and is maintained through...

3C.3_Toback.pdf


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Primary Heating/Cooling Plant Strategies and How to Maximize the Energy and Financial Savings

Summary Strategies to improve efficiency of central heating and cooling plants applicable to single building as well as multiple buildings in a campus setting include optimization of central plant’s location, configuration, equipment, arrangement, operating parameters, primary utilities and...

3B.4_Jalayerian.pdf