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Air Permitting Case Study: Harvard’s CHP Expansion

Summary As part of its ongoing commitment to improve sustainability and reliability, Harvard University is expanding its CHP capability with a new 7.5 MW combustion turbine and fired HRSG. The project is the largest to-date to utilize special Massachusetts air permitting regulations designed to...

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Industry reacts to Clean Growth Strategy

Heating, Ventilation & Plumbing Magazine Summary The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released the government’s Clean Growth Strategy, and many throughout the industry have praised it. This strategy sets out the government’s proposals for decarbonising...

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Building Energy Efficiency Standards: Implications for District Energy

Summary A variety of standards and guidelines exist to rate the energy efficiency of buildings. In addition to the ubiquitous LEED standards, there is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Portfolio Manager and two ASHRAE standards moving ahead (Standard 189.1, for High-Performance Green...


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Clean Power Plan: Compliance Pathways

Summary EPA is currently in the process of revising the draft Clean Power Plan and the final Plan is expected in mid-summer 2015. The Clean Power Plan will regulate carbon emission from existing power plants for each state. This rule will change the generation mix, emissions profile and costs...


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Clean Power Plan: Implications for District Energy

Summary The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in existing power plants through section 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act. This presentation will provide an overview of these “Clean Power Plan” regulations, describe the implications for the...


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An Update on Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency, CHP and District Energy Projects

Summary Despite a growing recognition of the bottom-line value of CHP, District Energy and other energy efficiency/energy conservation projects, getting budget approval and financing remains a principal hurdle to implementing these projects. This presentation will offer an update on the current...


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Update on State of MN Findings on Condensing Boiler Efficiency Assessment

Speakers Ken Smith and Jeff Volovsek, District Energy St. Paul #AnnualConference #2014 #ConferenceProceeding #PolicyandRegulation #DistrictEnergyStPaul #EverGreenEnergy #Minnesota #MinneapolisandStPaul #EnergyEfficiency #StateofMinnesotaDivisionofEnergyResources

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Navigating the Clean Air Act

Summary Basics • Single Source • Major Thresholds • Dispersion Modeling Examples University of Kansas Hospital Authority Parkland Health and Hospital System Penn State Speakers Robynn Andracsek, Burns & McDonnell #AnnualConference ...


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EPA Guide on How Local Governments Can Consider CHP As Part of a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program

Summary Purpose: discuss how local governments can consider combined heat and power (CHP) as part of a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction program Design focus: policy makers and program implementers interested in cost-effective climate and energy strategies Audience: mayors, city...


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Boosting CHP Through State Portfolio Standards in the US

Summary State portfolio standards today CHP economic equation How can portfolio standards most effectively drive CHP? Key issues in integrating CHP into portfolio standards CHP as strategy for meeting EPA power plant CO2 emission rules Speakers Mark Spurr,...


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