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Westhills District Energy Sharing System, How Does Performance Meet Design Expectations

Summary This presentations looks at the engineering challenges of designing a low temperature district energy system that provides both heating and cooling for a low density housing development in Langford BC. How well were those challenges handled in the implementation and operation, based on...


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How Yandex is heating a Finnish city with its data centre’s surplus energy

Laura Mullan, Gigabit Magazine Summary At a time when sustainability is a key talking point in the data centre space, one of Europe’s largest internet companies is blowing the competition away with sustainable data centre operations Grappling with some of the largest behemoths in the tech...

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New concept aims to create 'energy positive' cities

Mark Sutton, The Spark Power City data centre will feature a stone core. (Snøhetta/Plompmozes) Summary A new concept for data centres could see excess heat provide energy to create ‘energy positive' cities. The concept, which is currently undergoing testing in Norway, will use...

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Sidewalk Labs aims to address privacy concerns in designing high-tech Toronto neighbourhood

Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail Summary Sidewalk Labs, the unit of Google-parent Alphabet Inc. set to turn a chunk of Toronto’s waterfront into a test bed for “smart city” technologies, took pains at a public meeting Tuesday night to address fears its plans would see citizens spied upon or their...

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South University District development announced with EWU expansion

Hawk Hammer, Summary A piece of land currently highlighted by an old building, construction fences and an unpaved parking lot is about to get a completely new face lift. Eastern Washington University, Avista, Katerra and Mckinstry have teamed up to build a 150,000 square foot ...

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DigiPlex data center will help keep Oslo warm

Max Smolaks, DatacenterDynamics Summary Nordic data center operator DigiPlex has announced plans to recover waste thermal energy from its campus in Ulven, Oslo, and use it to heat residential properties. The company has agreed a partnership with a subsidiary of utility provider Fortum, which...