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Conference Wrap Up: CampusEnergy2019

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. Maybe it was the allure of the four-track technical session with over 100 presenters. Maybe it was the 70-degree weather. Or maybe it was the enticement of experiencing Carnival in the city that embodies...

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CampusEnergy2019 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Toronto

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2019 winners from the University of Toronto share...

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District Energy System Re-engineering at Brown: Bottom Up Phasing Approach

Summary Ambitious campus modernization plans are often constrained by scheduling needs around seasonal usage, O&M limits, and financial planning for equipment replacement. Brown University and design-build partner Ecosystem Energy will discuss how they are phasing the re-engineering of a...


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100% Steam Close Loop Design

Summary We will point out some benefit of using steam for building heat and domestic hot water application in a design way that it doesn't require any vents to the roof, resulting in a 100% close steam system. By doing so, not only we cut the steam flash lost or steam traps failure lost through...


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Science on display at the University of Kansas

This article is featured in the 2019 Winter Issue of District Energy Magazine A classroom in KU's central plant offers new student learning opportunities. T he University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence recently completed the largest development project it had undertaken in nearly a century....

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Cogeneration Channel: Data on district energy in the USA according to IDEA

Cogeneration Channel: Interview Rob Thornton - President & CEO, IDEA IDEA, the international association for district energy, has been operating mainly in the USA and Canada for over 100 years. The district energy sector is expanding rapidly, illustrated by the fact that in 2017 around...

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Preparing for the unexpected at the University of Denver

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. With planning, campuses with aging infrastructure can be ready for and mitigate potential system failures. The University of Denver (DU) is a private institution with roots dating to 1864 when it was founded as a...

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California state universities commit to 100% clean energy by 2025

Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary Dive Brief: California's public university system announced in earlier this month a commitment to 100% clean electricity supplies by 2025 , 20 years ahead of the goal that the state recently enacted. The University of California (UC), comprised of...

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An analysis of European hot water technology installation costs

This article was featured in the Q3 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Dartmouth College looks at EN253 thin-wall piping costs – and opportunities to reduce them – in the U.S. market. Dartmouth College is the smallest of the Ivy League colleges, located in Hanover, N.H. The...

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Putting sustainable biomass to the test

This article was featured in the Q3 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Boosting woody biomass use with a new boiler helps Mizzou slash greenhouse gas emissions. The University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia, the state’s largest university, has achieved notable success in...