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Giant Water Battery Cuts University's Energy Costs by $100 Million Over Next 25 Years

Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch Summary A giant water battery that stands three-stories high will help The University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia reach its goal to be carbon neutral by 2025. The Queensland university's ambitious target date got a boon from the success of the experimental...


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Vanguard breaks ground on food waste to energy project

Kelly Maile, Waste Today Summary Vanguard Renewables , Wellesley, Massachusetts, began construction of a new project, which represents a unique partnership between a Vermont college, a local dairy farm and a renewable energy company. Vanguard owns and operates an anaerobic digestion facility...


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Frequently asked questions about the campus power outage

Public Affairs, Berkeley News Summary UC Berkeley campus is largely without power today, Friday, Oct. 11, due to PG&E’s efforts to prevent wildfires fanned by high winds. The following FAQ provides answers to some of the key questions being asked about classes, facilities,...


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Notre Dame ceases to burn coal, a year ahead of schedule

Marissa Gebhard, Notre Dame News Summary Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced in the fall of 2015 the ambitious goal of discontinuing the use of coal by the end of 2020, and cutting the University’s carbon footprint in half by 2030. Both goals have been achieved...


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QU's District Cooling System produces 31,000 tonnes cooling

The Peninsula Summary A delegation from the District Cooling Services Department at Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has visited the District Cooling Stations at Qatar University as part of its functions and role in monitoring and regulating the district cooling...


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ENGIE enrolls Solent University in district energy scheme

Sarah O'Beirne, Facilities Management Journal Summary Solent University’s new sports complex has connected to Southampton Geothermal Heating Company’s (SGHC) pioneering district energy scheme after signing a £2.8 million deal with energy and services specialist, ENGIE, over the next 20 years. ...


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When Your Campus Microgrid Works So Well No One Notices

Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge Summary You know you’ve done something right when your new campus microgrid islands so seamlessly that you don’t even know it happened. That’s what occurred in February, in response to a communications glitch, at Montclair State University (MSU) , the second...


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ENGIE Wins University of Leicester contracts worth over £200m

PBCToday Summary ENGIE has secured over £200m in contracts for state-of-the-art student accommodation and regeneration scheme with Freemens Common Village LLP, for the University of Leicester ENGIE will oversee the delivery of 1,164 new student accommodation across seven blocks, the...


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An Island Forms in New Jersey

Montclair State University Summary As the new school year approaches, Montclair State University students will experience a powerful new addition. Montclair State is the first university in New Jersey with an innovative Microgrid that can function independently and generate its own power,...


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Northeastern University Aims to Set New Standard for higher Ed with Advanced Micorgrid

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Northeastern University says it is developing a microgrid that sets the bar for higher education, using a self-funded approach to harden its campus resiliency while achieving sustainability goals. Now in planning, the integrated microgrid will serve the...

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