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New Material Makes Cooling Devices More Energy-Efficient

Dirk Lenzen, ChemEurope Summary Waste heat from industry can often not be utilised because of its low temperature. With this material, it can be used in environmentally friendly cooling systems for example in the field of building technology. The research team from Kiel will present its...

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Chiller Plant Optimization: Extracting a 25% Efficiency Gain From a 16,000 Ton Chiller Plant in Atlantic City

Speakers Philip Kennedy, Kiltech John Rauch & Patrick Towbin, Pepco Energy Services #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #Optimization #Chillers #DistrictCooling #PEPCOEnergyServices #Kiltech #AtlanticCity #NewJersey #2014

4C.2_Rauch_ Towbin_ Kennedy.pdf

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Primary Heating/Cooling Plant Strategies and How to Maximize the Energy and Financial Savings

Summary Strategies to improve efficiency of central heating and cooling plants applicable to single building as well as multiple buildings in a campus setting include optimization of central plant’s location, configuration, equipment, arrangement, operating parameters, primary utilities and...


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Integrating Standby Power and Steam Turbine Chillers for Better Resiliency at UNC Chapel Hill

Summary The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill partnered with Sebesta to develop an integrated performance and financial plan to improve Campus Utility Infrastructure Resiliency serving critical loads. Sebesta was tasked with upgrading standby levels of electric, chilled water and...

4B.1_Carlson, Barner.pdf

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Large Thermal Energy Systems Expansion for the Dell Medical Center at UT Austin

Summary The University of Texas at Austin district energy system self-produces electricity, chilled water, and steam to over 17 million square feet of campus buildings. With the addition of the new Dell Medical School campus, the University is embarking on one of the largest expansions in its...

4A.2_Ontiveros, Easton.pdf

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University of Virginia: Energy and Utility Master Plan and Cogeneration Study

Summary In response to campus growth, the existing campus utility systems were expanded and extended to the point where additional planning was necessary to address not only the future growth plans of the university, but also more stringent environmental regulations, energy supply challenges,...

1A.3_Callihan, Witchger.pdf

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Master Planning and Upgrades to CHP and Thermal Plant at UC Boulder

Summary The University of Colorado, Boulder has planned, designed, and is in the process of constructing and commissioning upgrades to the existing CHP Plant, as well as a new East Campus Heating and Cooling Plant, and interconnecting utilities. This presentation will discuss the process of...

1A.1_Birosak, Suarez, Trefz.pdf

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Machine Learning to Facilitate District Energy System Optimization: A Pharmaceutical Case Study

Summary How do you effectively optimize cooling loads in district-scale energy systems? Current algorithm-based optimization solutions are effective, but they require site-specific customization. The ideal solution incorporates integrated machine learning, which enables algorithms to improve...


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Total Facility Optimization at Denver International Airport

Summary This presentation will discuss the various energy efficient strategies deployed at Denver International Airport in efforts to provide Total Facility Optimization. Discussions will revolve around the concept of a utility master plan setting the stage for various energy efficiency design...

5A.2_Mahobian, Foeschler.pdf

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Improved Chiller Plant Performance Through Air-Dirt Separation at Youngstown State University and University of Akron

Summary This presentation documents the results of two separate chiller plant upgrades at Youngstown State University and University of Akron. Both were retrofitted with air-dirt separation technology as part of campus performance contracts. In both instances significant performance increases...

3B.1_Coggins, Morrone.pdf