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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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Lancaster General Hospital is now producing most of its own power

Heather Stauffer, Lancaster Online Summary Lancaster General Hospital is buying a lot less electricity these days, thanks to its new power plant that runs on natural gas. The $28 million facility that LGH calls an “Energy Center of the Future” started running earlier this year and now...

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Partnership aims to advance renewable energy via storage and microgrid training

David Riley, Penn State News Virtual reality is used in the Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification (ESAM-TAC) program to simulate batteries and solar equipment and help expose students to complex systems and high-voltage equipment without risks of electrical...

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Pittsburgh's Microgrids Technology Could Lead The Way for Green Energy

Daniella Cheslow, NPR Summary When President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, he said he represented "Pittsburgh, not Paris." Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto disagreed. He traveled to Germany this week as part of an unofficial delegation of more than...

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Committee OKs chilled water plant expansion, steam plant plans

Penn State News Summary Continued support of Penn State’s sustainability efforts was again validated today (Nov. 9) through the approval of plans and funding for an expansion to the North Campus Chilled Water facility by the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital...

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Developing Economically Viable & Resilient Microgrids

Summary Microgrids hold the promise of providing resilient energy systems that can integrate and optimize multiple distributed energy resources. However, resilient energy systems can come at a premium and cost more to develop and potentially impact the financial return on investment in a...


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The Philadelphia Navy Yard's Smart Microgrid: A Window into the Energy Infrastructure of the Future

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Partners in Resilience: Constructing the Future of Sustainable Infrastructure

Knowledge @ Wharton in collaboration with IGEL Summary It will cost $3.6 trillion to repair and upgrade the nation’s infrastructure, but potential financial constraints are not the only obstacle to getting the job done. In the face of increasingly extreme weather, communities can no longer...

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Using Technology to Save Energy, Money at Geisinger

Nikki Krize, WNEP, The News Station Summary Geisinger Medical Center is working to reduce energy use in the way it heats and cools its facilities. Usually, when people visit Geisinger Medical Center, they visit patients or have a doctor's appointment. On Thursday, a group of elected officials...

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Sustainable strides: University earns PEER certification

Erin Hausmann, The Bucknellian Summary The University has recently become the second university and fourth organization worldwide to be awarded Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification from the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) for the energy efficiency...