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Oakridge redevelopment models show sculpted, sweeping towers

Peter Meiszner, UrbanYVR Summary Design work on the redevelopment of Oakridge Centre is well underway, with a 3D architectural model showing sculpted towers across the 28.5-acre site. Owner QuadReal and developer Westbank are working on a new redevelopment scheme for the shopping centre, and...


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Masterplan to outline £17m proposal for over 100 homes at Govan shipyard

Scottish Housing News Summary Plans are in the pipeline for a £17 million housing-led development project to regenerate a key location in Govan. Glasgow City Council is working with the local community to bring forward a masterplan for Water Row which includes plans for more than 100 new...


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The city where the internet warms people's homes

Erin Biba, BBC Summary “The cloud” is a real place. The pictures you post on Instagram, the happy birthday wishes you leave on Facebook pages, and the TV shows you stream on Netflix aren’t living in a nebulous ball of condensation in the sky. They live on a massive series of servers – all...


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Affordable apartments planned for vacant Southbridge mill

Brian Lee, Worcester Telegram & Gazette Summary SOUTHBRIDGE - A developer, only weeks after unveiling a $20 million makeover of the lobby of the Mercantile Center in Worcester, revealed a pair of ambitious projects in the former American Optical campus that he owns. Charles “Chip” Norton,...


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Centrica Completes Installation of Battery Storage Scheme for Gateshead Council

Press Release, Business Insider WINDSOR, England, September 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrica's Distributed Energy and Power business has today (Monday) announced the installation of one of the country's largest commercial battery storage schemes for Gateshead Council. The battery project has...


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New data centre to re-use waste heat to warm 10,000 homes

Ashton Young, Data Center News Summary A new high-density data centre in Stockholm is set to boost Sweden’s ‘clean green’ image even further by reusing waste heat to warm homes. The announcement from Borderlight AB, supplier of advanced IT and Telecom services, revealed the facility will have...


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Dutch city’s heat network expanded

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary BAM and the municipal energy provider of the Dutch city of Roosendaal , Thermaflex have cooperated in the expansion of an innovative, low-temperature district heating network . The residents of the Nieuwe Wipwei district in Roosendaal...


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FuelCell Energy announces project with NRG Energy Centre

Joanna Sampson, Gas World Summary FuelCell Energy, Inc. will collaborate with NRG Energy Centre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to host a fuel cell power plant under a previously awarded US Department of Energy contract. NRG is a member of IDEA. The proposed power plant will deliver energy to...


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Major District Heating Scheme to Connect £6bn Meridian Water Development

Beth Milligan, Vital Energi Summary London’s latest £85m district heating infrastructure is taking shape in Enfield and will be delivered by Vital Energi on behalf of energetik, the energy company owned by Enfield Council. The new district heating network will accommodate up to 30,000 homes...


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Who Uses Microgrids and Why?

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary A range of businesses and institutions now use microgrids to boost electric reliability, green their energy supply, lower costs, improve efficiency and better serve customers or the local citizenry. As the fledgling microgrid industry matures, the...