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Canadian communities are tapping into greener ways to heat and cool buildings

Emily Chung, CBC News Summary During the cold, snowy winters in much of Canada, many of us rely on furnaces, boilers and baseboard heaters to keep our homes and offices comfortable — and hope they don't suddenly quit during a cold snap. But what if you didn't need any heating equipment in...


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Operations begin at Emicool, Total's 500 MWh solar plant in DIP 2

Ranju Warier, Construction Week Online Summary Operations have commenced at UAE-based district cooling service provider Emirates District Cooling (Emicool), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Financial Market-listed (DFM) Dubai Investments, and Total Solar Distributed Generation, a part of...


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Canada's Oil Town building carbon neutral community with 100% renewables

John Lorinc, Corporate Knights Summary Given that Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg has shone a harsh light on air travel, there’s a certain cosmic elegance in the City of Edmonton’s ambitious plans for a 536-acre decommissioned airport site, just minutes from the downtown. Construction...


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Biomass heating system commissioned in New York

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Biomass Magazine Summary The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Adirondack Park Agency, and New York State Police on Nov. 14 formally commissioned a renewable biomass heating system at the State Office Campus in...


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Taking the lead on climate change in Boston

Bryan Hochberg, The Suffolk Journal Summary The race to combat climate change continues to accelerate as more cities work to find new methods to become environmentally sustainable. Metropolitan areas throughout the country are operating to enact advanced ways to reduce carbon emissions,...


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Vermont Gas sees growing demand and potential for renewable natural gas

Jonathan Mingle, Energy News Network Summary Vermont’s only gas utility wants to offer more RNG to customers in response to demand for decarbonization. In early 2018, Vermont Gas became the first local gas distribution company in the country to give customers the option to purchase...


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Meet the Main Energy Plant: a hidden world reducing University emissions

Natalie Rademacher, Minnesota Daily Summary Tucked away near the Mississippi River over by Sanford Hall lies the University of Minnesota’s Main Energy Plant, which is responsible for supplying energy to the Minneapolis campus. The plant uses a unique combined heat and power system that is...


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Wake Forest Aims to Reduce Emissions

Nicole Mackey, Old Gold & Black Summary The heating and chilled-water plants are essential to providing about 75 buildings on the main campus of Wake Forest with three of the four central utilities: heating, cooling and water. Students usually only think about these components when...


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To get to net zero, cities need to think wider than buildings

Tom Sieniewicz, NBBJ Design Source: Smart Cities Dive Summary The City of Boston recently made headlines for an ambitious plan to mandate all new city-owned buildings to be carbon neutra l, part of a wider plan for the city to achieve net zero status by 2050. The attention on this...


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College conducts tests for applicability of new geoexchange system

Andrew Sasser, The Dartmouth Summary As students walk across the Green over the next few days, they may notice another fenced-off, ongoing campus project. Earlier this week, the College commenced drilling wells on the Green to learn more about the viability of a geoexchange system at the...