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Zibi building a 'there there' in Ottawa, Gatineau

Don Wilcox, Property Biz Canada Artist's rendering of the Ottawa-Gatineau Zibi site. (Image courtesy of Theia Partnership) Summary It will take a decade to build-out Ottawa and Gatineau’s massive mixed-use Zibi site, but its developers are already building a live-work-play downtown...


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Steam line repair project means changes on Lawyers Mall

Howard R. Fletcher, AP Summary ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Statues of Thurgood Marshall and three companions are being sent away from Lawyers Mall in Annapolis. And it’s for their own good. The Maryland Board of Public Works voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve emergency funding for an underground...


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Hungarian geothermal CHP project enters commissioning phase

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A geothermal combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Hungary is now in the commissioning phase, its developer has announced. Singaporean firm KS Orka’s 3 MW/7 MWth Turawell plant, located near Budapest, is planned to come online in...


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Massive steam generator goes down Hudson to New Jersey

Associated Press, Penn Energy August 8, 2017 Summary A large generator passes under the George Washington Bridge as seen from Fort Lee, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. The 130-foot-(40-meter)-tall steam generator built along the Hudson River outside Albany is on a barge heading south for a New...


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Trustees OK facility projects; Sook Center nearly done

Connor Morris, The Athens News Summary The Ohio University Board of Trustees Tuesday voted to approve several facilities projects. In other news, construction on the Perry & Sandy Sook Academic Center, a student-athlete advising center attached to Peden Stadium, should be completed by...


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Lietuvos Energija starts construction of Vilnius CHP plant

The Baltic Course Summary Construction of the 350-million-euro combined heat and power (CHP) plant is starting in Vilnius. Financed by the state-run energy holding Lietuvos Energija and the European Union, the facility should be operational by the end of 2019. This is the largest energy...


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Holzkirchen geothermal project to start construction spring 2018

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Another geothermal plant by Turboden in Sauerlach, Bavaria, Germany (source: Turboden) Summary As reported earlier this month, the geothermal heating and power project in Holzkirchen in Bavaria/ Germany has made a major step forward. In a decision by...


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Schoolchildren plant trees as part of district heating project

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Primary school students in Glasgow, Scotland have joined in a district heating project by planting replacement trees during construction work. The students from St Mungo’s Primary planted 21 fruit trees as part of works to install a heat...


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District Heating Takes Off At NHS Grampian

Beth Milligan, Vital Energi July 18, 2017 Summary The 2.5km district heating network at NHS Grampian has seen a critical installation recently with one of the installs taking place alongside the Hospital’s emergency helipad. The district heating network will connect Royal Cornhill Hospital...


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Powering the TMC: TECO Cools and Heats the Texas Medical Center

Shanley Chien, TMC News June 6, 2017 Summary Behind a brown brick façade decorated with black and white double helixes—an homage to the district it serves—the Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) is busy cooling and heating the Texas Medical Center. “In reality, we’re a big part of the med...