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Mike Badame hopes you never notice him at O'Hare Airport - it means everything is working

Ryan Smith, Chicago Sun Times Summary Mike Badame has one of the most important jobs at O’Hare International Airport you’ve never heard of — and he aims to keep it that way. As assistant chief operating engineer for the Chicago Department of Aviation, he’s part of a team literally keeping...

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How one utility powers its entire plant from wastewater

Christopher Brooker, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo; PBS News Hour Summary Between flushing the toilet, bathing, and washing dishes, the average person in the United States generates almost 100 gallons of wastewater each day. But one utility in the suburbs of Chicago is using the waste it...

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ComEd's Bronzeville microgrid completes islanding test

Rod Walton, Power Engineering Summary The Bronzeville Community Microgrid has passed its first big test. Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) announced that it conducted a “simulated islanding” of the unique microgrid cluster project in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The...

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Enwave Chicago To Cool 601W’s Old Main Post Office

Press Release, Business Wire CHICAGO--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Enwave North America (Enwave) and The 601W Companies (601W) are partnering to cool Chicago’s iconic old main post office – The Post Office – using North America’s largest ice battery and chilled-water distribution system. ...

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UC System Expansion and Renewal

Summary The University of Chicago’s South Steam Plant (SSP) was originally commissioned in the 1920s as a coal-fired power plant. In the 1970s, the plant was modified to remove coal-fired boilers from operation; four (4) new field-erected single-burner boilers were installed.The dual-fuel...


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ComEd approved to build one of first microgrid clusters in the nation

Press release, Business Wire CHICAGO--( BUSINESS WIRE )--The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) today approved ComEd’s plan to construct one of the first utility-scale microgrid clusters in the nation in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The project, which has...

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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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Improve System Efficiency and Reduce Construction Costs with Low Temperature District Cooling at McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL

Speakers Mehdi Jalayerian & Daniel Cohen, Environmental System Design #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #EnvironmentalSystemsDesign #DistrictCooling #McCormickPlaceConventionCenter #Chicago #Illinois

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Initiative for Innovative Living and Next Generation Infrastructure: Chicago Lakeside Development

Summary Chicago Lakeside Development is a proposed redevelopment of about 600-acres on the former U.S. Steel South Works site on the South Side of Chicago. Ramboll has worked with the client team to outline a LEED-ND certified community. Ramboll has proposed a design concept for sustainable...


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Enwave Grows Into Thermal Energy Powerhouse

Paul Brent, Real Estate News Exchange April 27, 2017 Summary Residents of the GTA likely immediately think of Enwave Energy Corporation as a provider of green, chilled water to Toronto’s skyscrapers drawn from the depths of Lake Ontario. It turns out there is so much more to the...