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Edmonton’s Blatchford development to be a leader in sustainability

Mona Saeed, Journal of Commerce BLATCHFORD — Envisioned as a carbon neutral community using 100 per cent renewable energy, the Blatchford development in Edmonton will include two residential areas on the east and west sides, a town centre, an 80-acre central park and a civic plaza connecting...

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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,...

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The FAES Energy Centre at TELUS Garden

The TELUS Garden development features a central energy plant with high efficiency heat pumps and waste heat recovery from the TELUS Data Centre. Peaking and backup energy is supplied from Creative Energy’s Steam System. The TELUS Garden energy centre is owned and operated by FortisBC Alternative...

FAES Telus Garden Presentation for IDEA 2018-public.pdf

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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...

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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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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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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...


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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...