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U.S. District Energy Services Market Characterization

Summary In a district energy system, a central plant or plants produce steam, hot water, or chilled water, which is then pumped through a network of insulated pipes to provide space heating, cooling, and/or hot water for nearby connected customer buildings. The U.S. Energy Information...

U.S. District Energy Services Market Characterization.pdf


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District Energy Magazine - Latest issue now online

IDEA is pleased to bring you the latest issue of District Energy magazine, now available online . Our cover story profiles several of the 18 district energy systems operating and in development in the greater Vancouver, B.C., metropolitan area, some of which you'll be able to visit during...


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CampusEnergy2018: "Sharing Solutions, Sustaining Our Future"

Peter Myers, IDEA Conference photos Pure Light Images. Energy levels ran high throughout the week of March 5-9 as IDEA convened its 31st Annual Campus Energy Conference, “Sharing Solutions, Sustaining Our Future” at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, MD, attracting a record number of 981...

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CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Minnesota

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2018 winner from the University of Minnesota shares...


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Accomplishments in Energy Reduction Efforts at the Architect of the Capitol

Summary In 2015 the Architect of the Capitol exceeded the goals set forth by the Energy Independence and Security Action of 2007 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 by reducing the campus energy use index by more than 30% of the 2003 baseline. This accomplishment was made possible by the...

6C.3_Klein.pdf


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Turboden ORC for District Heating Solutions

Summary Poster Presentation 13 Presented By Ilaria Peretti, Turboden #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #Poster #2018 #Turboden

13_Peretti.pdf


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Safer, Faster, and Cost-Efficient NDE Services

Summary Poster Presentation 23 Presented By Samantha Link, Gecko Robotics #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2018 #Poster #GeckoRobotics

23_Link.pdf


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Synthetic Gas - Thermolyzer

Summary The Thermolyzer™ technology is a highly-modified pyrolysis system. This new approach converts all types of hydrocarbon-containing wastes into a clean fuel gas and a clean “char”. This novel technology overcomes the limitations of previous pyrolysis process. First, it is a continuous,...

22_Ferro.pdf


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Storage and Handling of Liquid Biofuels

Summary Both Biodiesel and Renewable Fuel Oil (RFO) have different chemical and physical characteristics than conventional diesel fuel that must be accounted for when designing storage and handling systems for these renewable fuels. This "nuts and bolt" level discussion will include deciding...

19_Wallace.pdf


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UMass Amherst Electrical System Modifications Resulting in Increased Reliability of CHP

Summary Drawing on examples, lessons learned/best practices from major DBOOM projects, we will explore the “3rd Generation” of CHP and how benefits and drivers have evolved/expanded over time, while also unveiling the challenges. We will highlight how incorporating storage, renewables, and...

1B.3_Fuller_Grden.pdf