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California state universities commit to 100% clean energy by 2025

Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary Dive Brief: California's public university system announced in earlier this month a commitment to 100% clean electricity supplies by 2025 , 20 years ahead of the goal that the state recently enacted. The University of California (UC), comprised of...


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An analysis of European hot water technology installation costs

This article was featured in the Q3 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Dartmouth College looks at EN253 thin-wall piping costs – and opportunities to reduce them – in the U.S. market. Dartmouth College is the smallest of the Ivy League colleges, located in Hanover, N.H. The...


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Putting sustainable biomass to the test

This article was featured in the Q3 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Boosting woody biomass use with a new boiler helps Mizzou slash greenhouse gas emissions. The University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia, the state’s largest university, has achieved notable success in...


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Greener, more-powerful co-generation energy plant at University of Minnesota is proxy for a more-efficient, job-producing economy

Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune Summary The born-again, century-old “Old Main Heating Plant” on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota is a proxy for a greener Minnesota’s economy. That’s a job-producing, smog-reducing trend that also combats climate change that’s warming the...


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SFU energy engineering building a fast-track ‘miracle’

Jean Sorensen, Journal of Commerce JEAN SORENSEN — The Bird Construction-built Simon Fraser University SE3P building utilizes concrete slab construction and precast decorative panels to create an eye-catching landmark at Surrey city centre. With the support of the city, it rose out of the...


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College to train workers for UK’s renewable energy future

TheBusinessDesk.com Summary Stoke on Trent College has announced that it will open the UK’s first national District Heat Skills Academy to train workers to deliver the UK’s newest energy infrastructure this September. In concert with its partners – Nordic Heat Network, Smart City Alliance,...


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UI seeks proposals for densified biomass solid fuel trials

University of Iowa, Biomass Magazine Miscanthus, USDA Agricultural Research Service Summary Since 2003, the University of Iowa has been steadily expanding its use of biomass, to fuel its on-campus combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant, and gradually reducing its use of coal. In 2017...


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Maryland Energy Administration Combined Heat and Power FY19 Grant Program​

Summary The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the launch of the FY 19 Combined Heat and Power Grant Program. The program is designed to further encourage Combined Heat and Power (CHP) growth in the State. This $4 Million first come, first served program will target...


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University of British Columbia's Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility and Campus Energy Centre

Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility At UBC's Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility, a first of its kind project in North America, the system processes renewable biomass to generate thermal energy supplied via UBC’s new district energy system for heating campus buildings. The BRDF...

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Collaboration between NYPA, Brenmiller Energy yields unique thermal energy storage project

Chris Galford, Daily Energy Insider Summary Purchase College, State University of New York, will gain a free replacement for their aging central heating plant in coming years, thanks to a collaborative thermal energy storage project from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Brenmiller...