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Status Green: Christchurch Airport awarded for energy efficiency

Jacl Fletcher, Business Day JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/STUFF The new Novotel hotel under construction at Christchurch Airport, framed by Cumulus Gate Pavilion, by sculptor Gregor Kregar. Summary Behind the glass, steel and timber, artesian water courses through the walls of Christchurch Airport....

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Sea Water Cooling for the Barangaroo District Cooling System. Sydney, Australia

Summary The presentation reviews the use of sea water for cooling processes and concludes it is a viable, environmentally friendly system solution that can integrate well with district energy. Speaker Sleiman Shakkour, FVB Energy #2015 #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding ...


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How the Christchurch district energy scheme works

Will Harvie, Stuff Summary A district energy scheme has just been turned on at Ngāi Tahu's new development in central Christchurch. WILL HARVIE explains the engineering of energy efficiency. It was supposed to a "world-leading" response to the earthquakes and demolitions in Christchurch. It...

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Monash Uni’s solar thermal solution

Simon Witt's, ecogeneration Summary Monash University in Clayton, Melbourne, is one of the largest campuses in Australia, with about 100 buildings over a 60-hectare site. With tens of thousands of students, staff and researchers on site each day, the university consumes huge quantities of...

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Roger Sutton in charge of first district energy scheme in Christchurch rebuild

Will Harvie, The Press Summary Christchurch's post-quake ambition was to create a super efficient district energy scheme for the CBD, but it went nowhere. Now, former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) boss Roger Sutton is in charge and the plan has been rekindled. On...

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Warning of DER contributing to two tier energy system in Australia

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy August 1, 2017 Summary A report by the Australian Council of Social Service has pointed to the negative influence of decentralized energy sources on the country’s household bills. The Guardian reports that the service in conjunction with the...

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Developing District Energy in New Zealand and Australia—Second in a series

Summary Date: Tuesday, 12 May, 2015 The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority of New Zealand (EECA) and the International District Energy Association are pleased to produce this second webinar in a series focusing on the development of district energy in New Zealand and Australia. ...

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Developing District Energy in New Zealand and Australia

Summary WHEN: Wednesday 18 March 2015: 7 p.m. EDT Boston time; 4:00 p.m. Pacific time Thursday 19 March 2015; 12 p.m. New Zealand time; 10 a.m. Sydney time The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority of New Zealand (EECA) and the International District Energy...

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Brisbane set to sign first customers to district cooling network

Sandra Edmunds, The Fifth Estate Summary The first customers of Brisbane’s CBD district cooling system will be signing up by the year’s end and the Australian-first initiative has the scope to be duplicated across the city and beyond, according to Brisbane’s sustainability agency CitySmart. ...