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Johnson Controls Senior Product Manager - Central Utility Plant Optimization Job Description Manages the analysis for either a large product line or group of products by garnering feedback from product sales, marketing, and customers to understand market dynamics. Works closely with the development team to ensure product specifications meet customer demands. University degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. 10 Years suggested minimum experience. What you will do The future is being built today, and Johnson Controls is making that future more productive, more secure, and more sustainable. OpenBlue Digital Products ...
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LinkedIn Post Summary Earlier this week the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) released version 3 (v3) of it's progressive Zero Carbon Building Standard (ZcB). The Zero Carbon Building Standard is seen by many in the building's industry as the leading standard to recognize exemplary environmental performance - because of the emphasis it places on reducing GHG emissions from new and existing buildings. One of the updates in v3 was the addition of Green Heat as a means to reduce Operational Carbon emissions. With this addition, the CaGBC is the first green building standard (that we are aware of) to formally recognize Green Heat offerings from district ...
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T&D World Summary The key regulator for U.S. power grid activity wants to accelerate the connection of new electric generation facilities to the main grid, including renewables and distributed energy resources. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week issued a proposed role on solving “significant current backlogs” in grid interconnection queues. According to FERC, there is more than 1,400 GW worth of generation capacity and energy storage waiting to connect into the system. “Projects now face an average timeline of more than three years to get connected to the grid,” reads a FERC release on the notice of the proposed rule (NOPR). “As ...
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Envirotec Summary Leeds City Council has scooped up an industry industry award for the success of its flagship low carbon district heating network. The council and its network partners Vital Energi and Enervate were revealed as the winners of the ‘Heat and Efficiency: Operational’ trophy earlier this week at the ADE’s Decentralised Energy Awards , run by the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), a trade association in the sector. By using heat and energy recovered from non-recyclable waste at the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) to provide hot water to buildings in the city, the Leeds PIPES district heating network offers a reliable ...
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Glasgow World Summary The freeport proposal could attract £2.5 billion of capital investment and transform nearly 600 hectares of vacant and derelict land in key locations. The bid for Clyde Green Freeport would generate a multi-billion pound boost for the Glasgow City Region economy and accelerate regional, national and UK net zero targets. The formal bid has been submitted to the Scottish and UK governments by a partnership of Glasgow Airport, Peel Ports’ Clydeport, Mossend International Railfreight Park in North Lanarkshire and Glasgow City Region councils. The Clyde Green Freeport would achieve net zero by 2040, and would include ...
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Euractiv Summary In April 2022, 100 European cities signed up to a pledge to be climate neutral by 2030, far ahead of the EU-wide decarbonisation targets. The Danish municipality of Sønderborg – a sleepy town with 70,000 inhabitants – is one of them. While the town’s plan to achieve climate neutrality by 2029 – one year ahead of the goal of the 100 European cities that signed up to the pledge – will be achieved through many changes, the key instrument perhaps is Sønderborg’s expansive district heating network. “It’s important to have this district energy grid, which is, in my opinion, one of the secrets of the whole thing here,” explained Jürgen Fischer, ...
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REMI Network Summary The City of Richmond has officially opened its new Alexandra Park within the Cambie neighbourhood. “Dynamic parks such as this, which provide amenities for residents to play sports, enjoy a new playground, walk their dogs or simply enjoy nature right here in the city centre are key to making Richmond the most livable and appealing community in Canada” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “The main objectives of the Alexandra Neighbourhood Park design were to preserve the natural character of the existing site, meeting community needs for active recreational opportunities and addressing sustainability and environmental features”. The park’s ...
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GreenBiz Summary As the largest city in North America, New York City represents the opportunity and staggering risk of a metropolitan area of 9 million people running on 20th century infrastructure. From the advent of technologies such as elevators and subways to policies such as PlaNYC and Local Law 97 , New York has long been a beacon for urban innovation. With more than 500 million square feet of commercial office space in NYC (all reliant on fossil fuels or Con Edison’s steam system), how can the real estate and construction industry decarbonize at scale, implement solutions that perform over the next 20-plus years and recapitalize our architectural ...
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The National News Business Summary The National Central Cooling Company, better known as Tabreed , is bullish about growth in India and is looking at acquisitions and greenfield projects to expand in Asia’s third largest economy. Last year, Tabreed formed a new holding company with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) to invest up to $400 million in the next five years to expand in India. As part of the agreement, Tabreed India, currently a wholly owned unit of Tabreed, will be transferred to a new holding company established in Singapore, in which Tabreed will hold a 75 per cent stake and IFC 25 per cent. The partners are ...
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The Asean Post Summary Extreme heat is having its moment in the sun. This year’s headlines have been as relentless as the temperatures: “Spain endures record heatwave,” “Devastating heatwave in South Asia,” “Texas shatters heat record,” “Can you even call deadly heat ‘extreme’ anymore?” This worldwide coverage has called attention to a massive challenge that will only grow in scope and seriousness. Nowhere are cooling measures more urgent than in our cities, where streets, buildings, industries, and vehicles could increase temperatures by a catastrophic 4° Celsius by the end of the century, putting the world’s poorest people at highest risk. The search ...
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Utilities Summary A new suite of district cooling regulations aimed at reducing excessive billings and other issues is nearing completion, a senior government official said at the two-day MENA District Cooling Projects Conference that took place last week at Hotel Raffles Dubai, UAE. “The grace period for the district cooling service providers and billing agents will expire on September 30, 2022, when the new comprehensive set of District Cooling Regulations comes into effect. Following this, we will supervise and monitor the activities of the district cooling companies to ensure compliance with the issued regulations,” James Grinnell, Head of Water ...
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centrica Summary Listen to any news bulletin and there’s a good chance you’ll hear a reference to the effects of rising energy costs – something that has been exacerbated by the war in Ukraine. It’s a significant problem for businesses across Europe at present, with many energy-intensive businesses having to make difficult decisions over whether to increase costs for customers. In Germany, France, Spain, the UK and the Netherlands , the average cost of power (for short-term delivery) spiked more than 200% year-on-year in 2021. [i] Against a backdrop of supply chain disruption and volatile costs across many other parts of the economy, the increasing ...
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Tech Explore Summary The race is on to reuse waste as energy in the most effective way possible. Combined heat and power is an old idea for saving fuel with a new imperative to slash emissions. Innovative furnaces based on biofuel systems will generate heat and power from waste materials with near-complete efficiency and very low emissions. The old mantra of waste not, want not, goes for energy as well as food. The less energy we waste, the lower will be our carbon emissions. It may come as a surprise to learn that around half of total energy is wasted in conventional ways of producing heat and electricity from fossil fuels . But there is another ...
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Maryland Today Summary The University of Maryland announced the two finalists for the private sector partner of the NextGen Energy Program. Finalists were selected following the university’s review of their responses to the request for proposals to design, engineer, finance, install and maintain the university’s energy system. The two finalists are: Maryland and Energy Impact Partners (Plenary Americas US Holdings Inc., Kiewit Development Company, Kiewit Power Constructors Co, Honeywell International, Inc.) Terrapin Energy Partners (ENGIE Development LLC, Meridiam, Engie Services U.S. Inc., Engie Generation NA LLC, Black & Veatch Construction, ...
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WebWire Summary As part of its 10-year strategic plan, ‘Transformation Morgan 2030: Leading the Future,’ Baltimore-based Morgan State University (MSU) has partnered with Siemens on its journey to becoming a smart and connected campus of the future. Improvements currently underway include implementing a series of modernization upgrades to the university’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), security, and fire and life safety systems with a focus on energy efficiency, resiliency and sustainability. All work is umbrellaed under a master service agreement between Maryland Clean Energy Center, Siemens and MSU to support the university’s campus ...
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Energy Monitor Summary Wind and solar technologies are the poster children of renewable energy: their resources are widely available and increasingly low-cost , but the variability of wind and sunlight means turbines and photovoltaics are not standalone solutions. They leave generation gaps that remain to be filled, and some of the leading contenders to do so – like nuclear power or fossil fuel-fired power plants coupled with carbon capture and storage – are controversial, or in the case of long duration energy storage , not sufficiently developed. Geothermal energy and hydropower can also provide a complementary supply of energy. Their ...
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Smart Energy International Summary California’s first 100% renewable energy, front-of-the-meter, multi-customer microgrid is now fully operational, providing enhanced energy resilience for the California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport and US Coast Guard Air Station. The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid (RCAM) features a 2.2MW solar PV array that is DC-coupled to a 2MW (9MWh) battery energy storage system, comprised of three Tesla Megapacks. The new microgrid was developed through a partnership between the County of Humboldt, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the Schatz Energy Research Center at California State Polytechnic University (Cal ...
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The San Diego Union-Tribune Summary Xendee Corp., a San Diego provider of planning and operational software for distributed energy systems, has raised $12 million in an initial round of venture capital funding. The 24-employee company will use the money to boost sales for its technology that helps in the deployment of microgrid infrastructure for everything from electric vehicle charging platforms to energy-resilient military bases, airports and university/corporate campuses. Continue Reading #News #Microgrids
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WatanagoDemocrat.com Summary The Appalachian State University Board of Trustees convened June 16 to discuss campus innovations and policy updates. Discussions included updates on the Innovation District, which was approved in a special meeting on Thursday, June 16. Phase One of the Innovation District will include an academic facility, faculty and staff housing and a District Energy System. The third aspect of the Phase One District Concept involves fully powering the project with renewable energy. The district will have a zero-carbon energy system that will begin to transition the campus away from steam power. Continue Reading #News #D ...
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Princeton University Princeton University is undergoing a once-in-a-century energy transformation. We’re embracing geo-exchange and heat pumps to heat and cool campus buildings, while moving rapidly toward zero direct carbon emissions. Put it all together, and Princeton’s bold use of geo-exchange represents one of higher education's largest such installations in the world. Watch this video about the project! #News #MemberNewsIDEA #DistrictEnergy #Geothermal #Geoexchange #Princeton
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