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University of Texas to dim tower in solidarity with Austin community

KXAN Summary The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest self-sustaining power grids in the country. The power plant on campus supplies almost 100% of the energy and thermal requirements for over 20 million square feet, according to the University of Texas website. ...

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UT Austin - DES Disaster Recovery Plan

Summary Texas requires higher-ed to maintain a written DRP that addresses critical infrastructure resources to minimize impact and allow institutions to quickly resume mission-critical functions. Processes and techniques used in developing the plan are described as well as risk mitigating...


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Roadmap for Cooling System Improvements

Summary Presented at IDEA's Campus Energy Conference Distribution Workshop March 5, 2018. Speakers Juan Ontiveros, UT Austin Ben Erpelding, Optimum Energy #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2018 #ThermalDistribution #Workshop #DistrictCooling ...


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Implementing a Cloud-Based Utility Billing System at the University of Texas Austin

Summary How the University implemented a fully digital utility billing system that uses generated energy meter data from 160 buildings plus paper purchased utility bills the system used an AI module for external utilities vouchers entry. The monthly billing process time was reduced by one...


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Amazon picks 20 finalists for its second headquarters

Kaya Yurieff, CNN Tech Summary But the list isn't exactly short. The 20 potential cities are Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Maryland; Nashville; Newark; New York City; Northern Virginia;...

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University of Texas Austin – Supporting a Fast Track Mission-Critical Campus Healthcare Expansion

Summary The University of Texas at Austin underwent a campus expansion that included mission critical facilities at the hospital and medical campus. This presentation provides an overview of the master planning objectives, challenges, and successes. Speaker Juan Ontiveros, University of...

Ontiveros_Juan - Medical District.pdf

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Cooling Tower Basin Design at University of Texas, University of Missouri, and UNC Chapel Hill

Speakers Kevin Fox, Jacobs Engineering #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #DistrictCooling #JacobsEngineering #UNCChapelHill #NorthCarolina #UniversityofTexasAustin #Texas #Austin #UniversityofMissouri #Missouri


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Innovative Master Planning in the East Lane

Speakers Thomas Lund-Hansen, Reliability Efficiency & Optimization Juan Ontiveros, UT Austin #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #UniversityofTexasAustin #ReliabilityEfficiencyandOptimization #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign #CampusEnergy #Austin #Texas

4B.3_Lund-Hansen_ Ontiveros.pdf

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Austin Energy targets 65% renewables by 2027

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary The Austin City Council last week voted to target 65% renewable energy by 2027, one of the most ambitious clean energy goals in the nation and a step up from the previous 55% by 2025 goal. The Austin Monitor notes that the city's utility is on track to...