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Paris is building the eco-community of the future right now. Here's how.

Susannah Shmurak, Ensia Photos Courtesy of © Sergio Grazia Summary Every so often an environmentally friendly building gives us a glimpse of the low-carbon future so many climate plans envision. With the development of Clichy-Batignolles , the city of Paris has created a...

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COMMERCIAL FOCUS: New £24m district heating scheme in Fife will bring power to the people

Anthony Harrington, The Herald Scotland Summary Fife Council has begun work on one of Scotland ’s largest district heat networks. The scheme, which has already attracted a great deal of attention and interest, is fairly unique as it utilises the availability of an existing large biomass...


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Bridgend plans £2m pipe network to share cheap heat around the town

Elizabeth Bradfield, Wales Online Summary A heat network system which could eventually lead to the cutting of energy bills for residents is being planned for Bridgend town centre. The project's £2 million first phase involves the installation of a combined heat and power boiler at Bridgend...


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Three hints to make climate-friendly cooling possible today

Jürgen Fischer, Danfoss Cooling, Cooling EU Summary It is estimated that 10% of all CO2 emissions are caused by cooling. [1] Let that sink in for a moment. Our need for temperature control has a significant impact on our planet’s well-being and, with a growing population and increased...


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Empower adds Cityland Mall to its frontline projects to provide district cooling services with AED 150 million investment

Press Release, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) Ahmad Bin Shafar: We are happy with the real estate developers’ trust, as it reflects our ability to support Dubai’s leading role in energy-efficiency and quality air-conditioning Dubai, UAE, 22 April 2018: Emirates Central...


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Successful completion of geothermal doublet in the Netherlands

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Drilling rig on site on Bergschenhoek project site, Netherlands (source: Zublin) Summary A Joint Venture by Züblin Ground Engineering and Huisman Equipment reports having successfully completed a geothermal doublet with a turnkey solution in the...


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Empower signs 6,500 RT of district cooling services to The Address Hotel at JBR, Marsa Dubai

Press Release, Zawya Standing tall at a 1,830,000 sq. ft, the 74-storey building serves as a hotel and residences. Dubai, UAE: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider and a member of IDEA, announced that it has...


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Enwave to Expand Its Low-Carbon District Energy System East, Anchored by Menkes’s Landmark 100 Queens Quay East Development

Press Release, Globe Newswire TORONTO, April 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enwave Energy Corporation (“Enwave”), a leading provider of innovative, sustainable energy services and a member of IDEA, is pleased to announce district energy service expansion to Toronto’s East Bayfront community. ...


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Increase in Grid Grants Gives Credit to Microgrid Market

Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today Summary The microgrid market has grown exponentially in recent years, with many in the energy sector relying on the theory of a decentralized grid, and many municipalities offering grants for just that. For example, as part of a national grid modernization...


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Sustainable “Smart City” Grows in Thailand

Jeffrey Heimgartner, Engineering.com WHIZDOM 101 aims to be “great for you, great for business, great for the community, great for earth…great for a life of fulfillment.” (Image courtesy of Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited.) Summary In July 2015, Magnolia Quality...