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The promise and pitfalls of new green building policies: Can district energy thrive?

This article appears in the Q2 2018 of District Energy magazine. New Canadian green building policies focusing on carbon emissions – rather than just energy – offer new opportunities for district solutions in fighting climate change. Building codes, like district energy, have existed...


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Richmond, B.C., and Corix partner on City Centre district energy program

This article appears in the Q2 2018 of District Energy magazine. The city of Richmond, B.C., has created a novel public-private partnership with Corix Utilities to develop district energy services for its downtown core. Located on Lulu Island in the Fraser River estuary, the city of...


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Metro Vancouver’s vibrant district energy market

This article appears in the Q2 2018 of District Energy magazine. Across the greater Vancouver, B.C., area, neighborhood energy systems are growing in size and number and increasing their use of renewable energy technologies. The mountain-backed seaport of Vancouver, B.C., on Canada’s...


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Utility CHP ownership – a new partnership

This article was featured in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine . Investor-owned utilities have a unique opportunity to partner with clients to deploy efficient, resilient and economical CHP capacity. Over the past five to 10 years the energy and power industry in the U.S....


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Underneath the ivy

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy magazine . Early adopters of district energy, Ivy League schools continue expanding and improving their underground distribution networks. Ivy League colleges and universities are some of the oldest and most renowned in the...


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Powering the future from remains of the past

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine Facing a boiler capacity shortage, the University of Minnesota rehabilitated a retired, antiquated steam plant into a model of modern efficiency and sustainability. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities...


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Atlanta Airport Demonstrates Need for Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Microgrid

Rob Thornton, IDEA The recent power outage and grid failure affecting Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports, vividly demonstrates the importance of reliable and resilient energy supply for mission-critical facilities. Even with redundant utility...


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MRC Submits Comments to FERC on Grid Reliability

On October 23, 2017, the MRC filed comments and a Motion to Intervene in response to FERC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing, FERC Docket No. RM18-1-000. MRC's comments focus on strengthening the definition of resiliency, while highlighting how microgrids...

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New Hot Water District Heating System for Cornell's North Campus Dorms

Speakers Jim Adams & Frank Perry, Cornell University Bryan Kleist, FVB Energy #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #Cornell #FVBEnergy #HotWater #Ithaca #NewYork #Featured

2C.3_Kleist_ Perry_ Adams.pdf


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IDEA Submits Comments to FERC on DOE Resiliency Pricing Rulemaking

IDEA has submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule proposed by the Secretary of Energy for final action by the Commission. IDEA’s comments focus on demonstrating that the energy resources included in its members’ district energy systems...

IDEA Comments on DOE NOPR.pdf