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Vicinity Energy Extends 20-Year District Energy Contract with Mercy Medical Center, Including Steam Infrastructure Improvements and Chilled Water Service Expansion

Intrado Summary Vicinity Energy , owner of the nation’s largest portfolio of district energy systems, has extended its contract with Mercy Medical Center into the next 20 years. The agreement will build upon the nearly 60-year relationship between both organizations by combining...

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Major Expansion Planned for Stanford’s Renewable Energy System

Stanford News Summary The renewable energy system that powers Stanford University and its hospitals will undergo a major expansion over the next two years to allow it to keep pace with a growing campus and a warming climate while minimizing the risks of building cooling shutoffs like the...

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Multi-Plant Predictive Optimization at UW Madison

Summary The University of Wisconsin has 4 chilled water plants providing up to 75,000 tons of cooling to 23 million square feet of campus buildings. Cooling is generated with 14 steam and electric chillers as large as 8,500 tons. This presentation will discuss the challenges and preliminary...


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Joint venture Strikes Energy Privatization Deal with Louisiana

The Advocate Summary Louisiana will enter into a complex agreement that could lead to the widespread privatization of energy systems at state agencies and universities throughout the state, after lawmakers reviewed the deal for a final time Tuesday. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration...

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2 Hidden Hospital Cost Saving Strategies

Keith McAslan, GREEN and Summary HFMA - The Case for Greater Cost Control According to Rich Daly, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Senior Editor Hospital and Health Care systems have realized they aren’t going to grow their way out of the margin pressures that...

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Western University's Deep Energy Retrofit of the Chiller Plant South

Summary Western University (Western) is a higher education institution in London, Ontario, Canada. It has over 90 buildings, totaling 9,600,000 GSF of construction, serving a community of nearly 40,000 students and 3,600 staff and faculty. The campus has seen explosive growth in the past...


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Underground Chilled Water Project Approach at Syracuse University for Major Expansion

Summary Syracuse University is currently expanded portions of the underground chilled water distribution system to serve new loads being added to the central chilled water plant. The presentation will discuss aspects of the master planning effort which included long-range goals, load analysis,...


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Current Trends in Thermal Energy Storage

Summary Thermal Energy Storage (TES) has long been used in District Cooling applications, including well over 100 university, medical, research, airport, and military campuses. Notable current and growing trends in TES applications will be examined through case studies, including examples of: ...


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Committee approves next phase of East Halls renovation

Penn State University Summary UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Feb. 21) recommended the final plan approval and expenditure of funds for the next phase of the long-term initiative to renovate the East residence halls at...

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ABB touchscreen paperless recorder gets powerful new features

Press Release, Armitage Communications New functions for RVG200 touchscreen paperless data recorder help users to get even more from their process data ABB has expanded the capabilities of its RVG200 paperless touchscreen recorder with the addition of new functions providing users with...