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Improve System Efficiency and Reduce Construction Costs with Low Temperature District Cooling at McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL

Speakers Mehdi Jalayerian & Daniel Cohen, Environmental System Design #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #EnvironmentalSystemsDesign #DistrictCooling #McCormickPlaceConventionCenter #Chicago

1B.1_Jalayerian_ Cohen.pdf


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Controls Master Planning Process leads to campus-wide BAS Upgrade

Summary This presentation provides an overview of building automation systems and the planning process to implement them by looking at a case study. Speakers Cory Abramowicz, Environmental System Design Steven Brown, Environmental System Design #2015 #CampusEnergyConference ...

2C.2_Abramowicz, Brown.pdf


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Initiative for Innovative Living and Next Generation Infrastructure: Chicago Lakeside Development

Summary Chicago Lakeside Development is a proposed redevelopment of about 600-acres on the former U.S. Steel South Works site on the South Side of Chicago. Ramboll has worked with the client team to outline a LEED-ND certified community. Ramboll has proposed a design concept for sustainable...

4C.1_Overbye.pdf


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UPDATE: A tale of two utilities: One Illinois power provider looks ahead, while the other won’t budge

Dick Munson, Environmental Defense Fund July 25, 2017 Summary Energy Exchange published an original version of this post in July 2016. This post updates the original to reflect recent developments in Illinois. As a utility executive, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. It...


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Abbott Power Plant: Powerful Learning Begins Here

University of Illinois Facilities and Services July 6, 2017 Summary Most days, the engineers, mechanics, pipefitters, and steamworkers of Abbott Power Plant operate in the background on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign, ensuring electricity is ready for over 43,000...


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Sustaining CHP Performance in District Energy Applications

Speakers Kevin Jensen #SolarTurbines #ConferenceProceeding #Illinois #2017 #AnnualConference #CHP

1B.1_Jensen.pdf


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Ameren Microgrid Goes Live as First in Utility Cybersecurity

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge May 18, 2017 Summary The Ameren Microgrid, a complex cybersecure microgrid, is now live and operating adjacent to the University of Illinois in Champaign. Developed by Ameren Illinois, the 1.475 MW test project is being described by the utility and a key...


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Northwestern University - Should We Move Our Central Plant?

Summary For a long time, Northwestern University has questioned re-locating their central plant. The university wrestled with this question in the context of updating its comprehensive framework plan, a process that successfully partnered energy and utility infrastructure planning with campus...

4A.1_Clauson_Howe_Weller.pdf


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University of Illinois Utility Master Plan and Dispatch Model

Summary University of Illinois conducted a Utility Master Plan evaluating the generation and distribution of steam, electricity and chilled water over a 35-year timespan. Resulting strategies are presented along with a utility dispatch model. The model inputs a substantial number of parameters...

2A.2_Price_Larson.pdf

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Demand Side Operations For Microgrid Managers at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

Summary The rise of distributed energy has created a more complex system – placing a premium on more advanced modes of control. This presentation will discuss the advancements in Demand Side Operation (DSO) software to empower microgrid managers to better manage energy and resource data and...

5B.3_Gravitt.pdf