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Skanska's Bank of America Tower wins record-breaking LEED designation

Global Construction Review Summary Using 32% less energy than a typical office building, the Bank of America Tower built by Skanska in Houston has been recognised by US Green Building Council (USGBC) as the first LEED v4 Platinum Core & Shell certified project in the US. With a total of...


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A story of preparedness and resolve

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey turned its eye toward Houston, but Thermal Energy Corp. was ready. The weather forecasts in late August 2017 were dire. Meteorologists warned that coastal areas in...

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Black & Veatch - Designed Microgrid Actively Powering Shell Technology Center in Houston

Black & Veatch, Electric Energy Online Summary A Black & Veatch-designed microgrid at Shell's Technology Center in Houston, Texas, is actively powering part of the campus while serving as a critical research tool for Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc.'s...


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Building for the Future: The Next Steps in Green Development

Alexandra Pacurar, Commercial Property Executive Summary Skanska is taking environment-friendly development to the next level due to its status as both a developer and a construction manager, which allows for a unique approach to green policies. Sustainability Director Sarah King touches on...


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TECO Announces New Employees and Promotion

Press Release, Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) Houston-based Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO) recently announced two new employees and a promotion. Michael Manoucheri, PE, has joined the company as vice president, engineering and maintenance. He will be responsible for TECO’s plant engineering...


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TECO Turns 40

Press Release, Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) On May 30, 1978, Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO) in Houston became the proud owner of the chilled-water and steam system serving buildings on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus. Now – in 2018 – TECO turns 40 , marking an important milestone in...


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Harvey, America's First $200 Billion Hurricane: A Discussion of Real-World Experience with Emergency Response Plans, Preparation and Execution: Lessons Learned

Summary Presented at IDEA's Campus Energy Conference Distribution Workshop March 5, 2018. Speakers Lynn Crawford, Affiliated Engineers Jenna C. Taylor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston #CampusEnergyConference #2018 #ConferenceProceeding #ThermalDistribution ...

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Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) continues operations during Hurricane Harvey

As of Tuesday, August 29, Hurricane Harvey has brought record amounts of rain, high winds, flooding and uncertainty to southwestern Texas and the city of Houston. FEMA Director Brock Long has already deemed it the worst natural disaster in Texas history. Local media report between 30 and 40...


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Hurricane Harvey Creates New Abnormal for the Electric Grid

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Stories are just beginning to emerge about microgrids and distributed energy systems that are keeping critical services up and running despite Hurricane Harvey’s best efforts to do them in. Flooding at the Texas Medical Center. Courtesy of TECO ...


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Powering the TMC: TECO Cools and Heats the Texas Medical Center

Shanley Chien, TMC News June 6, 2017 Summary Behind a brown brick façade decorated with black and white double helixes—an homage to the district it serves—the Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) is busy cooling and heating the Texas Medical Center. “In reality, we’re a big part of the med...