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Cogeneration facility complete at Southbridge Innovation Center

Worcester Business Journal Summary A cogeneration facility at the 150-acre Southbridge Innovation Center expected to provide over 70 percent of the project's energy needs has been completed. The facility was built by Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services...

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Empower Seals New Deal With Trane Commercial to Supply Environmentally-Friendly District Cooling Devices With a Capacity of 110,000 RT

Press Release, Albawaba Business Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, signed a new agreement with Trane Commercial, during the International District Energy Association (IDEA) Campus Energy Conference 2019, which is...

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Achieving Zero Net Energy with 57°F CHW and On-Site Energy Generation

Summary Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is designing a new 386,000 square foot facility for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in Riverside, CA. The building will house engine and chassis test cells, chemistry labs, and multiple floors of offices. Delivered under a design-build,...


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Trane launches small chillers on R1234ze

Cooling Post Summary BELGIUM: Trane is launching three new chillers and heat pumps using the HFO refrigerant R1234ze for small commercial buildings, industrial facilities and industrial processes. The compact City range, with capacities from 180-385kW, uses renewable energy, geothermal...

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Thermal Energy Storage: Creating New Opportunities

Webinar Hosted By Link to Webinar Recording Thermal Energy Storage: Creating New Opportunities Summary Thermal Energy Storage is a proven technology that can create new opportunities and improve your energy infrastructure. Existing System operators looking to modernize and renew aging...

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Empower completes $16.3mn expansion of DIFC district cooling plant

Gavin Davids, ME Construction News Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has completed a $16.3 million expansion of its district cooling plant in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), meeting its approved time plan for the project, it has announced. According...

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The Next Evolution: Connected Buildings

Summary Buildings consume almost half of the world’s energy and the majority of it can be attributed to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting systems. Connected buildings and controls bring numerous benefits to building owners and managers. For every benefit, the challenges...


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Affordable apartments planned for vacant Southbridge mill

Brian Lee, Worcester Telegram & Gazette Summary SOUTHBRIDGE - A developer, only weeks after unveiling a $20 million makeover of the lobby of the Mercantile Center in Worcester, revealed a pair of ambitious projects in the former American Optical campus that he owns. Charles “Chip” Norton,...

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Refrigerant Update: The Next Transition Has Begin

Summary In the 1980s, Montreal Protocol was focused on Ozone Depletion. It seems, we have come full circle and are in the middle of the next refrigerant transition. This time, the change is not clear cut, what's in/out and what's coming? Market is demanding increasing in efficiency— will the...


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Running a District Cooling Plant Like You Own It

Webinar Hosted By Summary This webinar provides experiential insight from an owner's perspective on the design, operation and management of district cooling plants for exemplary customer satisfaction in a high humidity region. Robert Garcia owns and operates multiple district cooling...