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Underneath the ivy

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy magazine . Early adopters of district energy, Ivy League schools continue expanding and improving their underground distribution networks. Ivy League colleges and universities are some of the oldest and most renowned in the...


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Basalt Infrastructure Partners II LP and DCO Energy Form New Partnership

Press Release, Business Wire NEW YORK--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Basalt Infrastructure Partners II LP (“Basalt”) and DCO Energy (“DCO”) today announced the closing of a transaction to acquire a joint equity ownership stake in DB Energy Assets, a newly formed entity that owns four well established...


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Submissions for the CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest are in!

CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest There is no doubt that students are aware of the need to conserve water, to turn off lights when they aren't in the room and to recycle waste materials. But do they know the vital role that their campus' district energy system plays in their college or...


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Filings Offer Clues to Harvard’s Vision for Allston ‘Enterprise’ Campus

Truelian Lee and Jacqueline P. Patel, The Havard Crimson Construction in Allston. ANNIE E. SCHUGART Summary New documents Harvard filed with Boston’s urban planning agency last month offer a glimpse into the University’s plans for its “Enterprise Research Campus,” a proposed 36...


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Energy plant to heat area within months

Tristan Stewart-Robinson, Clydebank Post Summary A NEW energy plant will start creating heat for Clydebank within months and make the town the “greenest in Scotland”, it has been announced. Planning permission was granted just before Christmas for the energy centre at Queens Quay, the first...


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EMU nearing completion of energy-saving turbine which cover more than 90 percent of its electricity, heat

Chris Galford, The Peninsula Summary Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is nearing a huge step forward in sustainability, with the approaching completion of a cogeneration turbine that will provide for 98 percent of the university’s heat and 93 percent of its electricity. Full Article ...


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CU Boulder's East District Energy Plant recognized for green building practices

Elizabeth Hernandez, CU News The East District Energy Plant is on the east end of the University of Colorado Boulder's main campus. (Steve Talley / Courtesy Image) Summary The headquarters for the University of Colorado's Utility and Energy Services division was recognized with the...


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University of Minnesota shows off its new combined heat and power plant

Peter Myers, IDEA An interview with Jerome Malmquist, Director, Energy Management, University of Minnesota at a recent media tour of the new CHP plant. Photo: Peter Myers, IDEA A deteriorated, decommissioned 104-year-old heating plant on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus has...

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Optimizing Strategies through Effective Modeling

Summary Effective modeling can help your system optimize to acheive efficiency and save on energy costs. By having a hollistic approach and utilizing different tools and strategies the University of Texas at Austin is able to achieve up to 87% efficiency and keep fuel & emissions at 1976...

Ontiveros_Juan - Modeling.pdf


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Biomass and Fuel Flexible CHP/District Energy Systems

Summary CHP based district energy systems provide reliable energy for mission critical facilities and adding fuel flexibility by incorporating biomass into the system can increase resiliency. This presentation uses examples from campuses, hospitals, cities and military bases to show best...

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