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University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign Utility Engineer - Utilities & Energy Services - Utilities Distribution Facilities and Services Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for a Utility Engineer. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Utility Distribution, the Utility Engineer will provide engineering services for the safe, reliable, efficient operation of utility distribution systems for the Utilities and Energy Services Division of Facilities and Services, at the Urbana - Champaign Campus. For a full job description and to apply, go to ...
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IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling Summary The new IEA DHC call for proposals is out. Submission of 2-page proposal outlines is open until February 28 th 2020 .  IEA DHC has proceeded since 1983 by means of three-year cost-shared annexes, and since 2011 also carries out task-shared research. More information about current Annex XII projects and previous annexes can be found on the IEA DHC web site http://www.iea-dhc.org You can forward this link: https://www.iea-dhc.org/the-research/annexes/2020-2023-annex-xiii/ Download PDF Background: The IEA DHC Executive Committee (ExCo) through its Operating Agent ...
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andnowuknow.com Summary While reaching milestones is an achievement in itself, there’s just a little something extra special about achieving an industry-first milestone. As of yesterday, Taylor Farms can proudly say it’s done it, with three certifications to boot. The fresh salad company received the U.S. Green Building Council TRUE platinum zero waste certification at three of its California facilities, a first in the fresh food industry according to its press release. “Now more than ever before, we are noticing a shift in customers, consumers, and business partners to be increasingly more aware of the source of their food and the sustainable practices ...
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ME Construction News Summary Bee’ah has signed a partnership agreement with the National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) to explore the development of large-scale district cooling projects in Sharjah. The agreement was signed during the World Future Energy Summit, held in Abu Dhabi and is designed to increase the use of energy-efficient district cooling among some of the largest projects in the emirate. The partnership was signed by Bee’ah’s group CEO, Khaled Al Huraimel and Tabreed’s CEO Bader Saeed Al Lamki. Under the terms of the agreement, Bee’ah and Tabreed will develop potential district cooling projects that are more environment-friendly ...
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S&P Global Summary The European Commission is willing to approve national government aid to coal plant operators for closing early, and to manufacturers to decarbonize their production, to support the EU's 2050 carbon neutrality goal, it said. Many EU national governments, including Germany, are forcibly phasing out hard coal and lignite-fired power plants over the next two decades, and operators are seeking compensation for early closures.  The EC would only approve compensation in line with the operator's expected losses from an early power plant closure, it said in its Sustainable Europe Investment Plan published Tuesday. National governments ...
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MEP Middle East Summary “Youth empowerment is paramount to the UAE’s growth”, said Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy (DoE) chairman HE Awaidha Al Marar on Monday. Speaking at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2020, Al Marar highlighted the importance of harnessing youths to achieve the emirate’s sustainability goals. “The youth are poised to lead the energy sector – and society as a whole – towards greater sustainability and efficiency. With our sights set on the sustainability objectives outlined in our vision, the DoE strives to come up with programmes to engage the youth and harness their energy to achieve the emirate’s sustainability goals,” ...
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ITV Summary A new Energy Centre has opened in Newcastle as the City Council aims to cut carbon emissions. The £20m District Energy Centre at the city’s Helix site will save 30,000 tonnes of carbon over 40 years. That is enough to fill Wembley Stadium 15 times. The opening comes just days after Newcastle City Council revealed it had slashed its carbon footprint by 13 per cent in the last financial year. The new technology will supply heating and cooling to 10 commercial buildings and up to 450 proposed new homes on the Helix site. One company which is already benefiting from the energy plant is   MDNA Life Sciences , which is housed in The Biosphere ...
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Patch Tampa, FL Summary Tampa-based real estate developer Strategic Property Partners LLC celebrated the official opening of the innovative district cooling facility at   Water Street Tampa   Wednesday. SPP hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp to commemorate one of the first buildings to open inside the massive Water Street Tampa redevelopment project. The completion of the cooling plant, which will produce and distribute chilled water to air condition the majority of the buildings in the neighborhood, signifies a major milestone for the 56-acre master planned community in ...
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Cogeneration Channel Summary Which drivers motivated IDEA (International District Energy Association) members to opt for cogeneration? Definitely energy efficiency, emission reduction, resilience and reliability. Rob Thornton also tells us how the Association is identifying best practices for cogeneration in the microgrid field, thanks to the Microgrid Resources Coalition. View Video #News #MemberNews #CogenerationChannel #EnergyEfficiency #EmissionsReduction #Reliabilit
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MEP Middle East Summary Empower has announced its participation in the 13th edition of the World Future Energy Summit 2020, the world's largest annual conference on renewable and future energy solutions. The summit is being held from 13 to 16 January at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The World Future Energy Summit 2020 is a global industry platform that brings together senior government and business leaders, policy makers, producers, investors, financiers, innovators, and buyers of sustainable solutions. Ideas that can lead to a wave of change in the clean and renewable energy sector, are fostered and born through the collaboration of ...
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Post Bulletin Summary Almost everyone in the metro area has seen St. Paul’s largest thermometer. The enormous plume from the St. Paul District Energy plant rises and falls with every change in temperature. On a cold day, it’s like a colossus towering over the dozens of lesser plumes scattered at its feet. That’s when Nina Axelson sometimes has to explain that, no, the giant cloud is not smoke. It’s water vapor, and it’s getting bigger because the plant is getting greener — burning more water-bearing wood. “It’s an exciting time. The bar is being set high for all of us,” said Axelson, vice president of sustainability and outreach for District Energy and ...
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Smart Cities Dive Summary Toyota announced plans to build a fully connected, prototype city of the future at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. A phased groundbreaking is expected early next year, and Denmark's Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will be the architects. The 175-acre site, called Woven City, will run on hydrogen fuel cells and house full-time residents including Toyota employees and their families, retirees, retailers and researchers. It will serve as a real-world testbed for technologies including autonomous vehicles (AVs), robotics, personal mobility, artificial intelligence (AI) and smart homes. About 2,000 people initially will live there and more ...
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The National Summary The National Central Cooling Company, also known as Tabreed, is looking to expand its presence in the Gulf markets, particularly Saudi Arabia, through acquisitions or new projects to boost growth, its chief executive said. Tabreed, listed on the Dubai Financial Market currently operates in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman, providing district cooling to landmark developments including Dubai Metro and Ferrari World in UAE; Bahrain’s financial centre and the Jabal Omar Development in Saudi Arabia. “We truly believe about Saudi Arabia market and the vision 2030 and all the mega projects that are currently under development ...
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Industry Global News 24 Summary Emicool has announced to extend its district cooling services to larger diversified sectors across UAE. These will include residential, retails, commercial buildings, hotels, schools, universities, hospitals, furnished apartments, industrial and labor accommodation. It will have a mega reach network with the total linear length of pipeline network which crosses 240 kms during 2019.  The development has led to an increase of 38% in Emicool's pipeline network coverage over the past five years with a growth of 75 kms. Experts allege this growth has further paved way for demand of efficient cooling services as a climate-resilient, ...
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Open Access Government Summary District heating provides the necessary flexibility to integrate, utilize and store waste heat and fluctuating energy from renewables, ultimately increasing the efficiency of the entire energy system. As a result, it holds the potential to fully decarbonize heating of buildings, which counts for 40% of the total European Union (EU) energy consumption. However, unleashing this potential will require   district heating to grow and become more sustainable   and efficient while remaining both profitable, competitive and attractive to end-users – and that challenge is exactly as complicated as it sounds. Digitalisation is a ...
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Toolbox Tech Summary Combined heat and power (CHP) was always a great idea: using the heat generated as a by-product of electricity production to warm homes in colder climes. CHP, also known as cogeneration , has been a niche energy source in Russia and parts of northern and eastern Europe for years. Now the question is whether it can grow into a far more significant player in the global energy sector. A traditional coal- or gas-fired power plant typically converts between 40% and 60% of its energy to electricity, depending on its degree of efficiency, with the rest disappearing as heat energy. CHP takes that currently-wasted asset and uses it to heat ...
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Notre Dame Press Release Summary When the University of Notre Dame was founded, it was envisioned to be a force for good in the world. On Oct. 14, 2019, the institution demonstrated this with the announcement that it had discontinued the use of coal at its power plant, a year sooner than expected, and cut its carbon footprint in half, more than a decade ahead of schedule. In the fall of 2015, Notre Dame President  Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.,   announced the ambitious goal s to discontinue the use of coal by the end of 2020 and cut the institution’s carbon footprint in half by 2030. That’s the same year Pope Francis released “Laudato Si’,” his papal ...
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TECO Press Release Summary History has come to life at TECO as we wrap up the 50th anniversary of our district energy system. TECO installed a timeline wall that reflects how the idea for the system took root and grew into the award-winning system it is today. Located at TECO’s Central Plant – the Paul G. Bell Jr. Energy Plant, the timeline is affixed to a wall across from the board room and runs down part of another hallway. It shows how TECO grew along with the Texas Medical Center and highlights the years each institution connected to the system. It provides a great look at some of our customers’ major medical breakthroughs – all supported by TECO’s ...
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The National Summary One major topic that often goes unnoticed in the global debate around climate change is the critical role of efficient space cooling solutions in lowering energy consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Driven by population increase, urbanization, economic growth and improvement in living standards, global demand for cooling has been growing significantly in the last couple of decades. Energy use for space cooling in buildings has more than tripled since 1990, making space cooling the fastest growing energy use in buildings, and leading to a steep increase in C02 emissions, up to 1,130 million tonnes globally — a major environmental ...
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Lonsdale Energy Corporation - City of North Vancouver CEO Wholly owned by the City of North Vancouver, the award-winning energy utility Lonsdale Energy Corporation (LEC), has delivered highly sustainable and competitively priced domestic hot water and heat throughout the City since 2003. Reducing community GHG emissions from both residential and commercial buildings as well as providing excellent customer service are the primary objectives of the LEC. By heating the community naturally, the City of North Vancouver can significantly reduce the demand for energy and support both global and local climate action efforts. Reporting to the LEC Board, the ...
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