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Harvard University Aims to be Fossil Fuel-Free by 2050

Kristine E. Guillaume and Jamie D. Halper, The Harvard Crimson Summary Harvard plans to become fossil fuel-free by 2050, University President Drew G. Faust announced in an email sent to University affiliates Tuesday. “Harvard will seek to become fossil fuel free by 2050 by meeting our energy...


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Underneath the ivy

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy magazine . Early adopters of district energy, Ivy League schools continue expanding and improving their underground distribution networks. Ivy League colleges and universities are some of the oldest and most renowned in the...


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Filings Offer Clues to Harvard’s Vision for Allston ‘Enterprise’ Campus

Truelian Lee and Jacqueline P. Patel, The Havard Crimson Construction in Allston. ANNIE E. SCHUGART Summary New documents Harvard filed with Boston’s urban planning agency last month offer a glimpse into the University’s plans for its “Enterprise Research Campus,” a proposed 36...


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Mutual Assistance for District Energy (MADE)

Summary This workshop outlines IDEA's voluntary program to provide emergency response support following major outages or service interruptions due to extreme weather or other events. Speakers Pat Davin, Veolia North America Bob Manning, Harvard University #2015 #AnnualConference ...

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Combustion Turbine Selection and Optimization: Harvard Blackstone CHP Expansion

Summary Harvard is expanding CHP capability at its Blackstone facility by adding a new 7.5 MW combustion turbine and HRSG to improve environmental performance and campus energy supply reliability. A study will be described that established feasibility, screened multiple options, and selected...

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Air Permitting Case Study: Harvard’s CHP Expansion

Summary As part of its ongoing commitment to improve sustainability and reliability, Harvard University is expanding its CHP capability with a new 7.5 MW combustion turbine and fired HRSG. The project is the largest to-date to utilize special Massachusetts air permitting regulations designed to...

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Working with your Utility: Designing Systems for Safety & Handling Fault Current

Summary This workshop looks at campus CHP and district energy system relationships with their local utilities. Operations at Harvard University, the Austin Energy Robert Mueller Energy Center, and UT Southwestern Medical Center are examined. Speakers Michael Dempsey, Burns & McDonnell...

DEMPSEY-Its just a couple of wires-interconnecting CHP assets with the elec grid.pdf


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Harvard University: A Valedictorian of Microgrids and Distributed Energy

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary As an early adopter of microgrids and distributed energy, Harvard University continues to lead the way in demonstrating energy security, reliability, sustainability and resilience for higher education. Harvard’s history of producing and distributing...


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Shaun Donovan Joins Allston Staff

John S. Rosenberg, Harvard Magazine Summary HARVARD ANNOUNCED today that Shaun Donovan ’87, M.Arch.-M.P.A. ’95, will serve as part-time “senior strategist and advisor to the president on Allston and campus development.” Donovan was director of the White House Office of...