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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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IDEA is Supporting the Financing Our Energy Future Act (S.1841/H.R.3249)

IDEA is supporting the Financing Our Energy Future Act (S.1841/H.R.3249). U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) and Ron Estes (R-KS-04) have re-introduced bipartisan legislation to level the energy playing field by giving...


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Big Blue Boilers Move Akron Closer to New District Energy System Plant for Downtown

Akron Canton News Summary A 40-foot-long blue boiler weighing 92 tons arrived in Akron Friday morning, moving the city one giant step closer to opening its new district energy system plant for the downtown area. "It's a great day for sustainable energy in Akron, said Marc Divis, the president...


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Future Proofing Long-Term Projects

Modern Building Services Summary When a project has a particularly long timescale it is essential to rethink the HVAC strategy. District energy schemes, for example, are typically rolled-out gradually, linking additional buildings to the network over an extended period (years rather than...


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Three Pittsburgh institutions share how they're working to limit their contributions to climate change

Juliette Rihl, Public Source Summary Global indicators of climate change consistently set records. Eighteen of the 19 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. Greenland and Antarctica lose hundreds of billions of tons of ice mass every year due to melting. The sea level rose about 8...


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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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Petrol to Help T Plus Optimize District Heating Systems in Russia, Work with Schneider Electric

Balkan Green Energy News Summary Slovenian energy Petrol has signed a memorandum with T Plus Group, Russia’s largest privately-owned heat and power company, to take part in projects to optimize district heating in the regions where T Plus is present, marking the Slovenian company’s entry to...


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Weinberger, BED release Net Zero energy Roadmap

Vermont Biz Summary Vermont Business Magazine Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, joined by Burlington Electric Department (BED) General Manager Darren Springer, City Director of Sustainability Jennifer Green, and other stakeholders, on Sunday publicly released the City’s Net Zero Energy...


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B.C. Project Pencilled Into Infrastructure Bank’s Books

BIV Summary Two years since it launched, the nascent Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is moving forward with what could be its first investment in B.C. At this stage, the federal Crown corporation will help the City of Richmond develop the largest district energy system in North America – one...


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Lonsdale Energy Corporation Now Delivering Clean Energy City Wide

City of North vancouver News Release Summary Another milestone for the award-winning Lonsdale Energy Corp (LEC), which is now connected City-wide. LEC has completed connection of its three main service areas delivering district energy across the City of North Vancouver. LEC’s district energy...