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Making the Most of Your Assets

Summary Workshop 2 Session Speakers Juan Ontiveros, University of Texas at Austin #2018 #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #Workshop #DistrictCooling #UniversityofTexasAustin


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Thermal Microgrids, A Global Perspective

Summary Workshop 2 Session Speakers Derek Supple, Johnson Controls #2018 #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #Workshop #DistrictCooling #JohnsonControls


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Planning for District Energy Systems

Summary Workshop 2 Session Speakers Niels Vilstrup, Danish District Energy Alliance, Danish Embassy Mairead Kennedy, Ramboll #2018 #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #Workshop #DistrictCooling #DanishDistrictEnergyAlliance #Ramboll


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Best Practices in Accelerating the Deployment of District Energy

Summary The UN Environment District Energy in Cities Initiative has been advocating, educating and advancing deployment and expansion of district energy in cities, with special focus on emerging economies. This segment will provide an overview and update on the UNE District Energy Initiative...


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Keeping Up with Demand: Pilot Project Results for Chilled Water Optimization in NYC Healthcare & City Buildings

Summary The average U.S. commercial building wastes 30% of the energy and cost that goes into powering HVAC. Improvement in this sector is critical. Local solutions that challenge the status quo for effective cooling and heating are leading the change for global impact. Early adopters in NYC...


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Case Study: Meeting Cooling Needs Using Thermal Energy from CHP System

Summary This presentation is based upon York University in Ontario, Canada which has implemented combined heat and power (CHP) as part of their district cooling system. The presentation will explain the overview, technical, economical, and environmental impact of the project before and after...


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Myth Busters: Absorption Cooling Technology

Summary This session busts myths related to absorption cooling technology, such as crystallization (reliability), higher cost, lower efficiency and operational flexibility. Absorption technology has advanced significantly making it a reliable and sustainable solution for a variety of large...


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District Cooling Plant Optimization

Summary Gardens -03 DCP is designed and built for 15,000 TR. Chillers had dedicated primary pumps for flow rate equivalent to 12.8°F; existing plant operational delta T is 9.3°F. Empower replaced existing constant speed primary pumps with variable flow Primary pumps corresponding to the actual...


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Refrigerants for District Energy Applications

Summary The district energy industry plays a significant role in shaping environmental performance and compliance. Under a global focus, refrigerants face scrutiny and regulatory pressure due to their potential contribution to climate change. Selection of a chiller often represents the most...


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Centralizing, Upgrading & Optimizing Chilled Water on Existing Campus

Summary Five central chillers serving eight buildings were replaced with six new chillers that operate in parallel or in triple-series with three pipe distribution that was extended to serve 25 additional buildings where 20 local chillers and dozens of DX units were replaced by five distributed...