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​ Harvard University Campus Services Director of Facilities Maintenance Operations Applications MUST be submitted for consideration on Harvard Careers under job # 47500BR . https://hr.harvard.edu/jobs   Duties & Responsibilities             Direct facilities operations and maintenance services, including building maintenance, fire safety services, recycling and waste management, custodial services, and landscaping for a broad array of University clients in Cambridge, Allston, and the Longwood Medical Area in Boston. Responsible for the management and results of all service operations on a competitive, fee-for-service basis with an ...
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McKenna King, News 5 Cleveland Summary BOISE, Idaho — Two high-profile geothermal water-line breaks in Downtown Boise have residents a bit concerned — especially since the city has plans to expand the system. But the City of Boise said the leaks were a lot less dramatic than the cool air mixed with steam made them look (images show bright green colors in the air), and are looking forward to the future of innovative geothermal ideas. Boise's geothermal heat system has been in full operation since the 1980s, and as usual, using water and metal is a recipe for corrosion. But the city says it is doing its best to remain proactive. "A lot of people walk ...
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Rachel Fixsen, IPE Real Assets Summary When Triple Point Investment Management won the contract to be the delivery partner for the UK government’s investment in heating networks, project director Ken Hunnisett realised much of the hard work had already been done. “One assertion we made in our bid was that in order for the project to be successful, we would need to engage and excite investors about the opportunity,” he says. “Clearly that was wrong – there’s already substantial engagement from a highly expectant investor community.” The Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) pilot scheme that the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy ...
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Novinte Summary The Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) announced the procedure through direct award of grants "Measures for improving the quality of the air" totaling BGN 111,442,101.58. The money is under the Operational Program "Environment 2014-2020" and the beneficiaries of the procedure are Burgas, Vidin, Dimitrovgrad, Montana, Plovdiv, Smolyan and Sofia Municipality, the press center of the Ministry of the Environment announced. According to the Executive Environment Agency, the highest air pollution in the last week has been reported in these cities. With the money, municipalities will have to reduce the overpriced levels of fine particulate ...
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Taking the Heat

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Lucy Stewardson, World Cement Summary Introduction Given the need to reduce carbon emissions, protect the environment, and reduce fossil fuel consumption, waste heat recovery (WHR) is becoming increasingly important. Green’s has completed recent WHR projects that have required the design, manufacture, and installation of applications in all corners of the world. These have included sugar cane processing plants in the warmest parts of Australia, pulp and paper mills operating in the coldest parts of Finland, and projects for energy producers and petrochem companies. Green’s has also supplied to cement plants around the world, including Shree Cement ...
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Zeyneb Magavi, Boston Globe Summary The Nov. 27 editorial   “Don’t curb gas utilities; clean them up”   begins an important discussion on making the transition from natural gas to renewable energy. The options discussed, hydrogen and renewable natural gas, may be more sustainable, but both have problems. Hydrogen is a smaller molecule that leaks more easily and is corrosive to several pipe materials. Once it leaks,   the range   under which it will explode is more than four times greater than gas. After what we’ve seen in the Merrimack Valley, few will want to assume that risk. Full Article Continue Reading #News #DistrictHeating #RenewableEnergy ...
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TEMPO Project, Euroheat & Power Summary The district heating and cooling sector is in full evolution towards decarbonisation alongside an in creasing share of renewable sources. This scenario entails new challenges above all from the point of view of the market. From a publicly-owned DHC sector, to new private-public partnerships and cooperative models, the future of district heating and cooling gives room to innovative financing schemes and business models able to deal with the need for an increasing leverage of private or alternative funding. Infrastructure projects financing is harder in an even more limited public spending framework. Moreover, ...
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Press Release, ZAWYA Dubai, UAE :  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation   ( Empower ), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced that the 8th International District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Conference and Tradeshow 2018 will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh   Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum , Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and Chairman of Emirates Airlines & Group. The conference will be conducting from 9 to 11 December, at Atlantis, The Palm under the slogan ‘Effective Energy for Smarter Cities’, in the presence of leaders, specialists and stakeholders in the district cooling ...
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Advanced energy solutions Research, Aalto University Summary The change is possible through the use of heat pumps, wind power, heat storage and demand response.  Heating accounts for about half of the energy consumed by the Finnish homes. Some of the researchers from the Smart Energy Transition project have now created a model for a fossil fuel-free Finland that proposes new solutions for phasing out completely coal and other fossil fuels from district heating.  In a fossil fuel-free Finland, the quantity of wind power would increase ten-fold and there would be a six-fold increase in the quantity of heat produced by heat pumps that make use of excess ...
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Tom Freeman, Holyrood Summary If you live in Copenhagen or one of the Danish capital’s surrounding towns, it is extremely unlikely you will have a boiler stowed away under the stairs to heat your home. Instead, pipes come directly into your house from a heating network which serves the entire area, as part of one of the world’s largest district heating systems. In fact, your home is being warmed by waste heat from a power plant or waste incinerator, just like 97 per cent of buildings in the district. Actually, Copenhagen’s current mayor, Frank Jensen, says his biggest headache when it comes to energy use is the growth in trendy wood-burning stoves, ...
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​ Harvard University Campus Services Senior Electrical Engineer   Applications MUST be submitted for consideration on Harvard Careers under job # 47528BR . https://hr.harvard.edu/jobs   Summary This position provides electrical engineering at a senior level for the planning, design, operation, maintenance, and repair of the University’s utility infrastructure which includes electric, steam, and chilled water as well as energy management and utility metering systems. This position shall also perform special short and long-range projects as directed.   Plan, develop, and implement the installation and modification of campus utility ...
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Surendar Balakrishnan, Climate Control Middle East Summary Saying that District Cooling simplifies the building dramatically, Rob Thornton, President and CEO, International District Energy Association (IDEA), in this interview with Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East, urges a nuanced understanding of what the cooling approach can offer. Excerpts from the interview, about a month prior to the 8th IDEA International District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow from December 9 to 11, in Dubai. Could you please share details of the December conference and what delegates may expect from it? District Energy has risen in terms of visibility ...
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Charlie Schouten, North West Place Summary Manchester’s Civic Quarter Heat Network, featuring a Tonkin Liu-designed ‘Tower of Light’, is set to get under way, although the project’s budget has nearly doubled in the last 18 months. The heat network is designed to provide a number of key buildings within the city centre with low-carbon, efficient and reliable energy. In total, it has a total thermal capacity of around 27MW, fuelled by natural gas. Although the project was originally set to begin this year, but according to council papers, the final work on the legal structure of the project is being carried out ahead of the council’s partner Vital Energi ...
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Chloe Whitewater, SDG Knowledge HUB Summary 28 November 2018: At the Sixth Annual Green Bank Congress in Shanghai, the Green Bank Network announced that its members closed transactions that are expected to mobilize US$41 billion in financing for green infrastructure projects and low carbon development, thereby meeting its target of US$40 billion by 2019 ahead of schedule. The Green Bank Network (GBN) brings together financial institutions dedicated to increase investment in clean energy in close collaboration with the private sector. The network allows member organizations to share practices and lessons learned through collaboration and exchanging knowledge. ...
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Stanley Reed, The New York Times Summary LEIGHTON BUZZARD, England — Just after sunrise, a concrete plant located in a muddy industrial zone north of London stirs to life. Workers in orange suits and hard hats watch through a protective window as a machine presses what looks like red sand into a tray of brick-shaped blocks. Further along the line, other workers carefully measure these ruddy-colored blocks, pitch rejects into bins, and then adjust the machinery to correct errors. Joining the dawn patrol on this fall morning is a team from a company called   Solidia Technologies . Solidia is based in Piscataway, N. J., and has financial backing from ...
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Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary The London Branch of the Society of Petroleum Engineers features an article describing geothermal energy as part of the solution to fill the UK's energy void. With declining hydrocarbon resources in the country and existing skillsets to develop geothermal projects in the oil sector, geothermal is a real option.  The Society of Petroleum Engineers, London Branch in the UK, provides a key feature on geothermal energy in the UK in its November/ December 2019 e-magazine. Under the title “Geothermal energy: is it coming of Age?”, the article asks if one simply has run out of excuses for not developing geothermal ...
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Neil Hodgson, The Business Deck Summary A new and innovative energy project providing low-carbon heat and electricity to the City of Manchester is being pioneered as part of a major new development in the strategically important Southern Corridor of the city. Manchester Energy Partnership Limited (MEPL) is a joint venture between Electricity North West Construction and Maintenance – part of the Electricity North West Group which owns and operates the region’s electricity distribution network – and Octagon Estates, owners of the three-acre Octagon House site on Hathersage Road, Victoria Park, which was formerly the headquarters of electricity provider Norweb ...
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AJ Willingham, CNN Summary It's pretty obvious that air conditioning is a necessary technology. Living in stifling heat isn't just uncomfortable, it's dangerous, which makes the fact that air conditioning is bad for our environment a difficult pill to swallow. After all, you can't just give it up, like plastic straws or enormous SUVs.  So the Rocky Mountain Institute, along with India's Department of Science and Technology and Mission Innovation, is offering $3 million to the air conditioning genius who can solve this problem. It's called the Global Cooling Prize, and it's designed to find more environmentally friendly solution to the growing demand ...
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Christian Sylt, Forbes Summary Theme park operator Disneyland Paris has revealed that it is considering building a massive solar power plant which would supply 15% of the electricity at its sprawling site on the outskirts of Paris. It follows the recent opening of a similar facility at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, which is expected to generate enough renewable energy to power two of the four theme parks there. In contrast, Disneyland Paris only has two parks – its eponymous flagship and the movie-themed Walt Disney Studios. However, that’s just the start. The resort also includes eight on-site hotels, two convention centers, a 27-hole golf ...
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Business Standard Summary With the development of modern District   Energy   System (DES), which offers heating and cooling services through a blend of technologies,   India   can combat the ever-growing primary   energy   demand in cities. According to experts, DES supplies "heating and cooling services by using technologies and approaches such as combined heat and power (CHP), thermal storage, heat pumps, and decentralised   energy. "   District energy   basically creates synergies between the production and supply of heat, cooling, domestic hot water and   electricity   and can be integrated with   municipal systems   such as power, sanitation, ...
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