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IDEA Members Recognized as Leaders in Renewable Energy by the EPA

United States Environmental Protection Agency Summary EPA presented the 2017 Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) on Monday, October 23 during the Renewable Energy Markets Conference , (October 22-24, 2017 in New York City). The...

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LEED Certification With a Focus on CHP

Speakers Susan Wickwire, US EPA CHP Partnership Program #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #CHP #LEED #USEPA


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Emissions from Integrated Renewable-CHP Systems

Summary Benefits of CHP to critical infrastructure (CI) facilities, particularly during natural disasters, have been well documented. These benefits are further enhanced in a district energy or microgrid network where renewables, such as solar photovoltaics, can increase reliability of the...


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Building Energy Efficiency Standards: Implications for District Energy

Summary A variety of standards and guidelines exist to rate the energy efficiency of buildings. In addition to the ubiquitous LEED standards, there is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Portfolio Manager and two ASHRAE standards moving ahead (Standard 189.1, for High-Performance Green...


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Clean Power Plan: Compliance Pathways

Summary EPA is currently in the process of revising the draft Clean Power Plan and the final Plan is expected in mid-summer 2015. The Clean Power Plan will regulate carbon emission from existing power plants for each state. This rule will change the generation mix, emissions profile and costs...


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Clean Power Plan: Implications for District Energy

Summary The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in existing power plants through section 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act. This presentation will provide an overview of these “Clean Power Plan” regulations, describe the implications for the...


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EPA Guide on How Local Governments Can Consider CHP As Part of a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program

Summary Purpose: discuss how local governments can consider combined heat and power (CHP) as part of a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction program Design focus: policy makers and program implementers interested in cost-effective climate and energy strategies Audience: mayors, city...


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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 2 percent in 2016, led by power industry: EPA

Valerie Volcovici, Reuters Summary WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas emissions from America’s largest industrial facilities fell 2 percent in 2016 to 2.99 billion tonnes, led by a large cut from the power sector, according to data published on Thursday by the Environmental Protection...

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Clean Water State Revolving Funds: A Mechanism to Fund CHP at WWTF

Summary The CHP Partnership recently published a paper to show how the clean water state revolving fund can be a mechanism to fund combined heat and power (CHP) at WWTF. The presentation will describe the policy drivers and process by which a facility can secure funds. It will also look to...


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CHP Packaged Systems: A Growing Trend

Summary The EPA CHP Partnership has added a new chapter on packaged CHP systems in the Catalog of CHP Technologies to reflect a growing trend and interest in such systems. Packaged systems, primarily being used in the commercial and institutional sectors, present a simplified system design,...

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