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Edmonton's Example: District Energy Sharing System in Blatchford

Summary The City of Edmonton is establishing the Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility, a new city owned utility to achieve the long-term goal for future carbon neutral community of 30,000 residents that will use 100% renewable energy. Buildings must be designed and constructed for heating,...

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District Energy With Building Energy Sharing

Summary The City of Coquitlam chose a Thermenex solution to reduce resource consumption and carbon emissions for a group of four municipal buildings. The system utilizes a hybrid of localized and centralized thermal energy systems that work together to provide energy sharing between the...

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Europe gets Energy Smart

Peter Judge, Datacenter Dynamics Summary Europe has a large population spread across multiple countries - there are 28 in the European Union and around 50 in the continent as a whole - with a huge and growing demand for mobile and digital services. The nations have a wide array of energy...


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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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Three hints to make climate-friendly cooling possible today

Jürgen Fischer, Danfoss Cooling, Cooling EU Summary It is estimated that 10% of all CO2 emissions are caused by cooling. [1] Let that sink in for a moment. Our need for temperature control has a significant impact on our planet’s well-being and, with a growing population and increased...


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This data center's excess heat will help warm thousands of homes

Stig Øyvann, ZDNet Digiplex and Stockholm Exergi say their large-scale heat reuse agreement is a world's first. Image: Åke Eson Lindman/Digiplex Summary A Stockholm data center's heat exchangers are being linked up to the city's heating network. Nordic data-center operator...


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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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Developing District Heating in Ireland

Donna Gartland, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Summary Imagine life without fear of leaving on the immersion? Guest blogger, Donna Gartland, Executive Energy Planner with Codema – Dublin’s Energy Agency, writes about how Ireland needs to start looking to sustainable alternatives like...


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Amsterdam district heating goal gets data centre boost

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Amsterdam’s district heating goals are to receive a boost with plans to use excess heat from a data centre to replace gas-fired central heating. According to Dutch press reports, some of the heat from a data centre operated by global firm...