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How cities can stay cool on a warming Earth

George Sarraf, Christopher Decker, and Jad Moussalli, Strategy + Business Summary Air conditioning, a necessity of modern life, is unique because it perpetuates the very problem it solves. As the planet warms and as it prospers, more people demand air conditioning. Traditional systems consume...


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California Opens $1B in Efficiency Funding to Electrification

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary California regulators on Thursday updated a decades-old energy policy to allow the state's $1 billion annual budget for energy efficiency to be directed toward building electrification efforts, giving a boost to the state's move away from natural gas. The...


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UAE - Rakez to save Dh 2.3 million by cutting energy, water use

Ahmed Shabaan, MENAFN Summary (MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Nine buildings of the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (Rakez) are to cut energy and water consumption by 38.5 per cent, which could help save Dh2.3 million every year. The move follows an agreement signed by Rakez with Smart4Power, one of...


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Sabac district heating operator to upgrade residential buildings under ESCO model

Svetlana Jovanovic, Balkan Green Energy News Summary The Šabac district heating operator, Toplana-Šabac, will act as an energy service company (ESCO) that will take out a loan for its residential users in order to upgrade buildings, with repayment over 12 years to be financed through energy...


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Empower Launches "Intelligent Delta-T Analyzer and Detector

Utilities Middle East Summary Through the implementation of this innovative system, Empower has been able to raise productivity and operational efficiency, optimise the energy produced at central cooling plants, and reduce wasted energy in buildings to meet the growing demand for energy and...


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Geisinger previews new utility plant

Times Leader Summary PLAINS TWP. — Geisinger officials showed off the new Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center central utility plant on Thursday in a tour for government and business leaders. The $22 million project will use cogeneration technology to help Geisinger reduce energy...


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SDG7: Behind the scenes of an energy efficiency giant

Jocelyn Timperley, SDG Hub Summary Danish engineering firm Danfoss is working to save energy at every level of its business. In 2015, the world signed up to a target to double its rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030, as part of the UN goal for universal, sustainable...


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AI to push district cooling sector forward, Empower says

MEP Middle East Summary With the advancement of AI technology, Empower will continue its efforts to employ smart and advanced district cooling systems. Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) stated that the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in district cooling...


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IDEA and ASHRAE Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Agreement for enhanced collaboration on policy, education and training on building efficiency and district energy/CHP/microgrids IDEA and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the...


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Doing more with less: Staying productive during major upgrades

David Bohn, Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Crop., Power Engineering Summary Given today's skilled workforce shortage, figuring out how to get the most productivity from the fewest workers has become one of a power sector’s top challenges. How can a plant stay on top of its output...