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Seeking Heat in Sewage

Summary Excess energy in the sewer system can be recovered and used to heat buildings. Using this energy is an economical means of displacing natural gas and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as demonstrated by the Southeast False Creek system in Vancouver. Municipalities in the Metro...

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Thermal Energy Submetering: Sustainability Through Accountability

Summary Community utility consumption in energy conscious markets is transforming to more sustainable heating and cooling options. Challenges arise for thermal utilities, developers and communities to keep pace with other established utilities in the accurate measurement of energy in addition...


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UBC Vancouver's Climate Action Plan

Summary In 2010 UBC's Board of Governors' adopted the UBC Vancouver Climate Action plan targets for reducing campus GHG emissions. UBC commited to 33% reduction by 2015, a 67% reduction by 2020 and a 100% reduction by 2015 against a 2007 baseline. This presentation will review the policy...


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UBC Steam to Hot Water Conversion Project

Summary UBC is currently completeing its 5 year, 10 phase, $88m steam to hot water conversion project. This project will see the transition and decommissioning of UBC's 1925 vintage legacy steam system and its replacement by a new Hot Water District Energy System (DES). The project also...


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Strategies for Coal-Free Generation and System Growth

Summary This presentation shows how District Energy St. Paul has grown by moving away from using coal as a fuel source. Speaker Michael Ahern, Ever-Green Energy #2015 #CanadaConference #ConferenceProceeding #BusinessModelsandFinancing #RenewableEnergy #Sustainability ...


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From Demonstration to Baseload - UBC's experience with Biomass Cogeneration

Summary How does a risk adverse utility come to adopt leading edge clean energy technology? How do you combine research and operational objectives? What metrics define success and how has UBC optimized this renewable energy demonstration to provide firm, reliable heat and power. This...

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District heating market to reach $280bn by 2024

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary New research performed by indicates significant growth for global district heating projects, reaching an overall market value of $280bn by 2024. Rising concerns toward greenhouse gas emissions coupled with strong demand...

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High time for smart energy solutions

Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat, Manila Bulletin Summary With the Philippines’ cost of power among the highest in the region and being one of countries that are most vulnerable to natural disasters, the country is ripe for smart energy solutions. Pierre Cheyron, chief executive officer of ENGIE...

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Veolia and UEA sign new contract to reduce carbon emissions Summary Image: Veolia installs two combined heat and power unitsat University of East Anglia in England. Photo: courtesy of Veolia. Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia CHP UK, has signed a new contract with University of East Anglia (UEA) in England to help the...