Campus Energy 2020 Proceedings

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Business Models and Financing

Posted By Russell Garcia
Summary This session will focus on two infrastructure improvement projects at the University of Hawaii at Maui (UH) and the University of North Dakota (UND) aimed at improving energy efficiency and providing sustainable campuses for the future. UH has plans to be the first campus in the nation with ...
Posted By Thomas Jacobsen
Summary A college campus can be uniquely positioned to meet sustainability goals while also generating a source of revenue from carbon reduction and on-site clean energy projects that qualify to generate environmental attributes. As trustees, students and faculty push for increasingly aggressive sustainability ...
Posted By Lindsey Kuhnen
Summary Planning, analyzing and/or designing district energy and utility infrastructure projects consumes significant time and money. The real value of these technically complex projects can be difficult to communicate to a non-technical governing body, causing difficulties in advancing or funding ...
Track 2B: Symposium 2 Business Models & Financing Speakers Chris Berendt, Faegre Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLC #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2020 #Microgrids #BusinessModelsandFinancing #PolicyandRegulation #DrinkerBiddle

Combined Heat and Power

Posted By District Energy
Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2020 winners from the University of Cincinnati share how ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary Technical, economic, environmental and resiliency merits of CHP systems for power and heat. Presentation will address some of the suggested conference themes including how cogeneration (CHP) energy systems can integrate with a University’s energy planning and infrastructure including; 1.Resiliency ...
Posted By Nikolai Terpak
Summary St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center planned a $200 million-dollar expansion that was projected to “max out” the capacity of the existing infrastructure, forcing the hospital to add a costly power line or look for alternative solutions to its power needs. Keeping sustainability and energy ...
Posted By Phil Gonski
Summary The Mississippi College View Development was a $67 million dollar multi-purpose project complete with student residences, retail, and mixed usage space. The project was the first privatized student residence in the entire state and took a state law to enable it's creation. Working hand in ...
Posted By Matt Lensink
Summary Presentation will focus on two or three recent and current Canadian CHP projects in the 5 to 15 MW range and review the specific cold weather power island design and balance of plant considerations for industrial power projects. Track 5B: Combined Heat and Power Speakers Matt Lensink, ...
Posted By Paul Moser
Summary Solar Solar Turbines has supplied more than 100 turbines as the core of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants to numerous Universities and Colleges around the world. A CHP plant, alone or in conjunction with renewables, serves to drive down energy costs and increase reliability, while reducing ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary New York’s Adelphi University implemented CHP technology within a deep energy retrofit project. After completion, Adelphi not only achieved a 40% energy bill reduction, but also achieved a 30% GHG emissions reduction, increased resiliency and energy independence, all within an eight-year payback ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary The decision to build a CHP plant can be a daunting one. This presentation identifies six questions that should be asked during the initial stages of any new or replacement CHP project. The answers to these questions help form the foundation of the project by clarifying the value the project ...
Posted By Serdar Tufekci
Summary Going from design to construction phase, The Ohio State University is leading the campus energy infrastructure debate with its Smart CampusE project which encompasses a new CHP, a new heating hot water based heating and cooling network, a new digital network to connect the campus BMS systems, ...
Posted By Andrew Kruse
Summary Campuses are ideal applications of CHP, but the recent cost declines for storage and solar make the design decision more complicated. This presentation will demonstrate the impact of factors, such as demand rates, resiliency requirements, sustainability and carbon reduction goals, seasonality ...
Posted By Thomas Jacobsen
Summary A college campus can be uniquely positioned to meet sustainability goals while also generating a source of revenue from carbon reduction and on-site clean energy projects that qualify to generate environmental attributes. As trustees, students and faculty push for increasingly aggressive sustainability ...

District Cooling

Posted By District Energy
Summary As buildings are designed with more technology, it is valuable for the cooling equipment to also offer high tech solutions. We will review a case study from a medical center that features magnetic bearing chillers and talk to the performance and lower maintenance all with the objective to ...
Posted By Brendan Huss
Summary The University of Wisconsin has 4 chilled water plants providing up to 75,000 tons of cooling to 23 million square feet of campus buildings. Cooling is generated with 14 steam and electric chillers as large as 8,500 tons. This presentation will discuss the challenges and preliminary results ...
Posted By Matt Wolf
Summary Utilizing the benefits of a recently added combustion turbine with heat recovery, the University of Minnesota considered multiple options for additional cooling capacity. NV5 teamed with the University to meet this requirement. Based on favorable life cycle cost analysis and economical dispatching ...
Posted By Jesse Cabrera
Summary Demand for Austin Energy’s chilled water services in downtown Austin were exceeding the utility’s ability to meet. The utility needed a quick solution without complex real estate transactions, site development, and the city's conventional design-bid-build process. The design and specification ...
Posted By Joshua Morejohn
Summary UC Davis executed an integrated approach to campus energy reduction by combining chilled water plant and thermal storage system optimization with building controls optimization and a data-driven machine learning measurement and verification. The innovative procurement method required the consultant ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary Capital and operational expense, workforce constraints, changes in technology are all impacting operations and projects. This case study of Butler University's District Cooling plant will teach an approach to find a creative solution through planning that maximizes outcomes with available ...
Posted By Jeffrey Pollei
Summary UW-Madison trialed Automatic Tube Cleaning System (ATCS) technology on an evaporator and condenser of a 4,000-ton chiller in 2018. The results were compared to an identical chiller without the technology as well as past historical data. This presentation will review the results of this case ...
Posted By John Turner
Summary This unique project was for renewal of gas-engine driven chillers and ancillary equipment at the UConn Central Utility Plant. Included was modifications to the chilled water pumping, piping and controls between the CUP and Cogen chiller plants. The extent of modifications made for challenging ...

Emissions Reduction

Posted By Fred James
Summary Durham College’s Simcoe Geothermal Project, featuring a borehole field comprised of 150 wells for an Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES) system, was developed to achieve the primary objectives of GHG reduction and connection to student learning. This presentation will review key decisions, ...
Posted By Jon Passmore
Summary When most institutions think about the broad topic of renewable campus energy, geo-exchange technologies are not the first that come to mind. The focus has been on solar and wind, especially large-scale off-campus generation; batteries thermal storage for hot or cold water; and co-generation ...
Posted By Robert Benz
Summary Climate action initiatives are pressuring district energy system owners to devise ways to decrease carbon emissions from their already low carbon foot print systems. Unfortunately, there are very limited alternatives available to reducing carbon emissions from many of district energy systems, ...
Posted By Mark Spurr
Summary A wide range of biofuels are being considered for GHG reduction in campus energy systems, including woody biomass, bioliquids and biogas. The concept of burning anything, even renewable fuels, is encountering increasing opposition. Determining the GHG emissions of biofuels is a tricky business ...
Posted By Lynn Bailey
Summary The University of Denver will present an authentic & innovative approach, developed to meet emissions reduction goals and carbon neutrality by 2050. A revolving "Green Fund" is utilized for energy conservation projects, LEED building design, and to support campus wide renewable energy ...

Master Planning and System Design

Posted By Nikolai Terpak
Summary Campus Electrical Master Planning Process – Overall process of condition assessment and design concepts to improve electrical reliability, redundancy and safety, while minimizing campus disruption during construction. Substation Upgrades – Complete replacement of incoming utility switch, ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary We will share our design approach and challenges encountered during the renovation of VMI's boiler plant (which is in a 1905 historic building), which included boiler replacement, boiler retubing, and replacement of steam piping, PRVs, and ancillary equipment, along with the plant electrical ...
Posted By Scott Hening
Summary A 2018 HVAC renewal project at Steele Hall incorporated energy retrofit measures including heat recovery chillers installation and heating system conversion from steam to low temperature hot water. Using energy recovered from the campus chilled water network, the chillers generate hot water ...
Posted By Joshua Morejohn
Summary UC Davis is designing a complete central heating and cooling plant replacement for their primate center campus, converting from steam to hot water and integrating a new solar thermal installation with 300 collectors via a water source heat pump plant with thermal storage. New boilers designed ...
Posted By Jane Weinzapfel
Summary  Campus growth and related district energy infrastructure expansion can raise many worries for campus neighbors. High among these worries is the fear of increased noise in the neighborhood - this makes it critical for these important projects to control exterior noise emission. Using case ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary Preserving campus aesthetics can be a challenge when replacing or installing new district energy systems. Institutions place a high value on the visual appeal of landscaping, and keeping that standard of quality is a priority. This discussion shows ideas for blending utility systems into a ...
Posted By Andrew Kozak
Summary Through use of a 2.5 MW natural gas generator for peak shaving, an annual savings of ~$500,000 is achievable by reducing demand charges on the grid for a university hospital campus. This design, which yields a net present savings greater than $7,000,000 with an 18.5% ROI, was compared to a ...
Posted By Catherine Thorn
Summary The National Western Center in Denver is the City’s premier district energy project and a key component of its drive towards a circular economy through the recovery of heat from wastewater. This technical session covers how the City and design team first identified and then optimized the integration ...
Posted By Michael Conte
Summary A University's sustainability goals can be achieved by looking at low carbon biomass energy combined with an ORC Turbine. Dalhousie was able to make a significant investment into their campus energy infrastructure while satisfying the key pillars of success identified in their energy master ...
Posted By Andrew Lau-Seim
Summary An energy masterplan determined the lowest life cycle cost to be an electrified district energy system with combined heating and cooling, 110F LTHW, and dual-temperature energy storage. The presentation will explain the energy model, operation of the system, and how this can be applied elsewhere. ...
Summary Join University of Florida and Siemens as they share learnings associated with the planning and development of UF’s new showcase Vet Med central utility plant—currently under construction. Topics will include existing CUP renovation vs. new build, use and benefits of ESCO delivery model, continuity ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary Capital and operational expense, workforce constraints, changes in technology are all impacting operations and projects. This case study of Butler University's District Cooling plant will teach an approach to find a creative solution through planning that maximizes outcomes with available ...
Posted By Brock Frisbie
Summary Wake Forest University implemented a multi-phased approach to upgrading and optimizing its chilled water system across its 340-acre campus, served by two plants connected through a common hydraulic piping system. This presentation will outline and discuss the process and experiences of Wake ...
Posted By John Lee
Summary The value of a masterplan is most valuable on the day it is published and needs to be continuously re-visited to maintain that value. This presentation will demonstrate why revisiting the Masterplan as campus plans change can result in changes to the original concept and a more efficient and ...
Posted By Casey Reimann
Summary To keep up with the rapid demand for infrastructure management and improvements across the country, applications for new technologies are critical to improve project delivery, safety and quality. Many of the latest technologies on the market help clients, operators and engineers come together ...
Posted By Justin Strabala
Summary Iowa State University developed a need to increase chilled water capacity on their west campus. This project installed a pair of a new 24-inch chilled water mains on the western portion of the campus under Bissell Road. By maintaining a utility master plan, ISU was able to leverage this project ...

Metering and Controls

Posted By Scott Peterson
Summary Review of various Flow Measurement Technologies - Magnetic Flow Meter Technology - Vortex Shedding Flow Technology - DP Flow Meter Technology Track: Posters Presenter Scott Peterson, Emerson #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #Poster #2020 #Board Minutes #M ...
Posted By Bryan Birosak
Summary As part of a larger commissioning effort at CU Boulder’s East Plant and West Plant, AEI helped identify discrepancies between the control system installation, design drawings, and specifications. The control system installations for equipment and balance of plant controls are critical components ...
Posted By Adam Vesterholt
Summary A sophisticated analysis and review of precise HVAC control methodology to achieve exceptional control and energy efficiency for critical areas such as operating rooms, laboratories and other areas that have precise temperature, humidity, and pressurization requirements. This presentation ...
Posted By Jeremy Shook
Summary For many facilities, control room and human machine interface design are not performed in a coordinated and integrated manner. This approach often leads to sub-optimal results that can increase the likelihood of human error and reduction of plant availability. This presentation will discuss ...
Posted By Mike Grimstad
Summary The University of Minnesota increased resiliency on their campus by migrating legacy control systems for their Southeast Heating Plant while integrating SCADA controls into their newly commissioned CHP plant. Track 4E: Metering, Monitoring, Controls & Data Management Speakers ...
Posted By Jim Toolen
Summary Universities and Industrial Campus Power Plants with boilers and combustion turbines are required to demonstrate emission compliance by continuously monitoring their stack emissions. Historically this has been accomplished utilizing a Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEM). Now, many ...
Posted By Aaron Fogle
Summary This presentation highlights the challenges of and benefits to implementing a reliable and redundant Microgrid control system to safely maintain a large steam plant. Track 1C: Linking Microgrids with District Energy Speakers Aaron Fogle, RoviSys Malcolm Bambling, University of ...

Microgrids

Track: Microgrid Workshop Speaker Chris Berendt, Faegre Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLC #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2020 #Microgrids #Workshop #Local Policy #PolicyandRegulation
Posted By C. Baird Brown
Speakers Baird Brown, eco(n)law LLC Ted Borer, Princeton University #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2020 #Princeton #Microgrids #Workshop
Posted By District Energy
Summary Campus owners rely on electric utilities due to their large electrical load requirements. Many campus owners are implementing microgrid solutions and coordinating with their electric utility in the process. There are many compelling reasons utilities should and are getting involved with microgrids. ...
Posted By Gary Farmer
Summary Microgrids are the fastest growing market segment in the energy world. This rapid rise has resulted in a wide range of related meanings, components, functions, and applications. This presentation will provide clarity to what a microgrid is by defining its components and functions. It will ...
Posted By Allie Detrio
Summary Overview of MRC activities to support and streamline microgrid project development & finance. Update on MRC activities in Hawaii and California: Adopting microgrid tariffs, removing departing load charges, creating rational standby charges Track: Microgrid Workshop Speakers ...
Posted By Michael Dempsey
Track: Microgrid Workshop Speaker Michael Dempsey, Burns & McDonnell #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2020 #Microgrids #Workshop #BurnsandMcDonnell
Posted By Jason Wittkamp
Summary This presentation will discuss key considerations, from design to implementation, related to control systems for integrating OEM equipment associated with microgrids. Achieving a reliable solution requires selection of the appropriate controls technology, coming up with a solid design specification ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary Technical, economic, environmental and resiliency merits of CHP systems for power and heat. Presentation will address some of the suggested conference themes including how cogeneration (CHP) energy systems can integrate with a University’s energy planning and infrastructure including; 1.Resiliency ...
Posted By Samuel Olmstead
Summary Yale University's two microgrids have run through hurricanes, winter storms and everything in between. Along the way the University has developed a series of innovative solutions for enhancing the electrical resiliency of these systems: fast bus transfer, auto throwover, automated load shedding, ...
Posted By Thomas Negusse
Summary UT Southwestern Medical Center is a growing research and clinical healthcare campus located in the heart of Dallas. Burns & McDonnell is completing the construction of a new 138kV substation that will serve the new buildings and will provide reliable, redundant, and cost efficient electrical ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary Ensuring a stable supply of energy is crucial to the zero-emissions future the Harbor Commission envisions for the Port of Long Beach (POLB). In addition, its terminals are increasingly using electric equipment to move cargo, which require boosted energy resilience to keep power and cargo ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary Typical steps for analysis of buildings to potentially be included in a microgrid project for improving resiliency and efficiency: thermal/electrical energy consumption ratio (current and anticipated), type/age of existing equipment, connection feasibility of multiple buildings to Distributed ...
Track: Microgrid Workshop Speakers Chris Berendt, Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLC #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2020 #Microgrids #Workshop #Resiliency
Posted By District Energy
Track: Microgrid Workshop Speakers Allie Detrio, Reimagine Power #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2020 #Microgrids #Workshop #California
Posted By Andrew Kruse
Summary Campuses are ideal applications of CHP, but the recent cost declines for storage and solar make the design decision more complicated. This presentation will demonstrate the impact of factors, such as demand rates, resiliency requirements, sustainability and carbon reduction goals, seasonality ...
Posted By Robert Morin
Summary Colleges and Universities are embracing energy modernization on campuses around the U.S., knowing that there has to be a better and more sustainable way to generate and consume energy. Hear from the campus energy decision maker at Northeastern University on how they plan to implement a customized ...
Track 2B: Symposium 2 Business Models & Financing Speakers Chris Berendt, Faegre Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLC #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2020 #Microgrids #BusinessModelsandFinancing #PolicyandRegulation #DrinkerBiddle
Posted By Frank DiCola
Summary Montclair State University has a sustained and aggressive record of renovation and construction of its facilities to support its expanding community. Rapid expansion of physical assets and the parallel increase in student enrollment also placed a stress on the University’s aging utility infrastructure. ...
Posted By Aaron Fogle
Summary This presentation highlights the challenges of and benefits to implementing a reliable and redundant Microgrid control system to safely maintain a large steam plant. Track 1C: Linking Microgrids with District Energy Speakers Aaron Fogle, RoviSys Malcolm Bambling, University of ...

Optimization

Posted By Joshua LaPenna
Summary Cornell University explores the complex operating environment and the decisions necessary to operate its district utility systems in both an economic and sustainable manner. Discussions in this talk will include: why is it important set a price on carbon, and how can it be done; what is your ...
Posted By Daniel Sneum
Summary When district energy’s flexible integration with the electricity grid can integrate renewables, reduce costs and make the system more resilient, why is it not always happening? In this study, six experts + plant managers at ten US campuses share knowledge on barriers for flexible integration. ...
Posted By Chris Farr
Summary The University of Virginia has recently completed a project that installed a 100MMbtu/hr hot water generator. This project supports the LTHW conversion currently in progress and represents the first phase of the Main Heat Plant transition from steam to hot water. Additional heating capacity ...
Posted By James Bohn
Summary Shifting priorities and goals of university leadership reach ever deeper to obtain carbon reductions. Converting buildings to accept lower-temperature hot water has tremendous benefits, yet the costs and technicalities involved in this transition can be daunting. This presentation provides ...
Posted By Derek Fehrer
Summary Over half of the energy consumed in the United States is rejected as waste heat. There exists a tremendous opportunity to capture and use that waste heat to reduce overall energy consumption and decrease the environmental impacts from heating our buildings. Often, the waste heat is of a low ...
Posted By Terry Morrison
Summary Waterside scale deposits in steam boilers can have a dramatic impact on fuel efficiency, boiler structural integrity, and maintenance costs for the steam plant operation. In severe cases, waterside scale accumulations can cause boiler tube failures due to overheating, restriction of effective ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary Capacitive Deionization technology is used to reduce dissolved ion concentration, thus lowering the makeup water conductivity prior to use in an evaporative cooling system. A typical 50% ion reduction allows the operating cycles of concentration to be safely doubled. Track 4D: Water Conservation, ...
Posted By Bob Salvatelli
Summary The Virginia WaterHub® is producing 650,000 GPD of Level 1 Reclaimed Water per State of Virginia standards for a Fortune 100 and FDA regulated manufacturer. The system is expected to decrease total potable water use by up to 40% and total wastewater discharge by up to 70%. Track 4D: Water ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary Over thirty blackwater reuse systems produce fit-for-purpose non-potable water in the Northeast, and some have been online for more than 25 years. The high cost of water and wastewater services and the increased need for resiliency against droughts (anticipated to be more severe due to climate ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary With an aging thermal utility system, the University of South Alabama knew that to meet future expansion needs, significant system wide thermal utility upgrades would be required. The University started with implementing projects that would show fast energy savings allowing for quick “buy ...
Posted By Drew Cullen
Summary For 25 years, Brock University has operated a Hot Water Co-generation Plant, which serves over 80% of its campus. In 2018, the plant underwent a major modernization, renewing chillers, reciprocating engines and auxiliary systems to reduce carbon and increase campus resiliency as it continues ...
Posted By Mark Geronime
Summary In 2016, the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center acquired their thermal energy system in an effort to reduce costs and improve service and reliability. In the 3 years since, the transition team has overhauled the heating production equipment, transitioned from coal to gas, replaced absorption ...
Posted By Serdar Tufekci
Summary Going from design to construction phase, The Ohio State University is leading the campus energy infrastructure debate with its Smart CampusE project which encompasses a new CHP, a new heating hot water based heating and cooling network, a new digital network to connect the campus BMS systems, ...
Posted By David Good
Summary When Gallaudet, the national university for the deaf, decided to explore the possibility of expanding its campus energy infrastructure it partnered with Urban Ingenuity to undertake a cost-effective feasibility study. The result of this work was a preliminary proof of concept design for a ...
Posted By Xhavit Zaganjori
Summary Case study of a community DE system grows with 25-year Regent Park Revitalization since 2009, along with building constructions, the system phases out a 70-year old steam plant and phases in a new cooling and hot water heating plant for residential buildings, town houses, arts center, aquatic ...
Posted By Steve Willins
Summary The Mayo Clinic Rochester Campus is planning for future growth. Together with Kinect Energy and AESI, Mayo Clinic has identified attractive options for meeting energy requirements that are reliable, cost effective and clean. The team focused on reducing both costs and carbon emissions, while ...
Posted By Andrew Kozak
Summary By utilizing hot water and chilled water from a CHP source, as well as energy and mass recovery, this design was able to effectively reduce carbon emissions and EUI while supplying low humidity air to a mixed-use space. The unique demands of a building with a $1.3B construction cost which ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary We will share our design approach and challenges encountered during the renovation of VMI's boiler plant (which is in a 1905 historic building), which included boiler replacement, boiler retubing, and replacement of steam piping, PRVs, and ancillary equipment, along with the plant electrical ...
Posted By Noah Snyder
Summary Interphase Materials' nano-engineered technology reduced biofouling & increased heat transfer efficiency at two universities. Constrained by energy, water, and maintenance costs to achieve sustainability goals, IPM improved efficiency by 8%, equating to $61,000 in energy savings for five ...
Posted By Vince Basilio
Summary At Campus Energy 2019 UF shared how it invested into a comprehensive assessment and documentation of its underground district energy assets in the form of a powerful GIS database. UF has since been successfully using this information to repair and rehabilitate its systems for improved reliability ...
Posted By Brendan Huss
Summary The University of Virginia ‘s North Grounds Mechanical Plant expansion is doubling the area served and building out the capacity of the efficient central plant. We will discuss new analysis tools, the second generation heat recovery system and challenges in adopting University infrastructure ...
Posted By Aaron Evans
Summary The Utility and Energy Management team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln operates plant- and building-level district cooling and heating systems across three campuses. This presentation will focus on the ongoing efforts of UNL staff to bridge the silos of “building side” and “plant side” ...
Posted By Joshua Morejohn
Summary UC Davis is designing a complete central heating and cooling plant replacement for their primate center campus, converting from steam to hot water and integrating a new solar thermal installation with 300 collectors via a water source heat pump plant with thermal storage. New boilers designed ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary Preserving campus aesthetics can be a challenge when replacing or installing new district energy systems. Institutions place a high value on the visual appeal of landscaping, and keeping that standard of quality is a priority. This discussion shows ideas for blending utility systems into a ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary At the foothills of the towering Wasatch Range, the University of Utah is in the midst of its own substantial growth. With nearly 800,000 square feet of newly constructed space scheduled to be completed over the next two years, the University realized that the existing chiller plant did not ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary DEN’s CUP maintains continuous chilled water operations to the complex and critical users. Despite extensive planning, several issues have arisen during construction that have challenged the team to maintain progress and budget. Learn how DEN and team has faced challenges with creative solutions. ...
Posted By Andrew Mudd
Summary Constructed in 1948, Mines began to purchase steam from the Coors Brewing Company in 1982 supplied the campus for 36 years. From relying on others for campus steam to a near fully automated plant, our team looks toward the future for an effective and efficient utility service. Track 3A: ...
Posted By Malcolm Bambling
Summary The University of Michigan has undergone many changes and improvements to the safety culture and modernizing how work is done within the plant to keep people safe. Review of the new processes and future path to continue to improve. Track 2C: Symposium 3 Talent Management & Training ...
Posted By Shaun Six
Summary Now, more than ever, operators need to do more with less. Increased demands on operations, decreased talent pools and tighter margins means our talent and their time are more precious than ever. TECO took a proactive approach to drive innovation, embracing a culture of change by implementing ...
Posted By Tom McDonnell
Summary As part of Texas A&M’s journey to continue to provide reliable energy and reduce campus energy consumption over the last several years as a result of extensive energy efficiency improvements it became critical to modernize the existing control and information infrastructure. Plant Control ...
Posted By Matthew Jungclaus
Summary Procure outcomes, not widgets: Using procurement to achieve zero energy and save money. Procurement that focuses on results and outcomes, rather than commodities, leads to better results. Our presenters will discuss the merits and pitfalls of procurement and contracting mechanisms that can ...
Posted By Thomas Lund-Hansen
Summary Case study how UBC based on real-time distribution system hydraulic modeling gained detailed control of the operation, system optimization path, system expansion, system bottle necks, among others of their hot water based district energy system, to secure the pay-back of the $88M investment. ...
Posted By Joshua Morejohn
Summary UC Davis executed an integrated approach to campus energy reduction by combining chilled water plant and thermal storage system optimization with building controls optimization and a data-driven machine learning measurement and verification. The innovative procurement method required the consultant ...
Summary Valve, vents & drains installation, best practice; what Germany has learned over 100 years of operating a district energy system. Where are the weak areas. Smart valve choices for long term cost savings. Cologne’s experience of a valve vent failure and how the design was changed for safe ...
Posted By District Energy
Summary Many district heating systems were installed decades ago. They are aging and failing, and locating leaks can be time consuming, ineffective, and expensive utilizing traditional methods of inspection. Drone-enabled thermal inspections are proving to be highly-effective and affordable, making ...

Resiliency

Posted By Samuel Olmstead
Summary Yale University's two microgrids have run through hurricanes, winter storms and everything in between. Along the way the University has developed a series of innovative solutions for enhancing the electrical resiliency of these systems: fast bus transfer, auto throwover, automated load shedding, ...
Posted By Nikolai Terpak
Summary Campus Electrical Master Planning Process – Overall process of condition assessment and design concepts to improve electrical reliability, redundancy and safety, while minimizing campus disruption during construction. Substation Upgrades – Complete replacement of incoming utility switch, ...
Track: Microgrid Workshop Speakers Chris Berendt, Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLC #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2020 #Microgrids #Workshop #Resiliency