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Leeward Community College becomes first UH campus to run mostly on solar

Star Advertiser Summary Leeward Community College is now generating as much solar power as it uses , marking a milestone as the first University of Hawaii campus to reach its “net-zero” goal. The campus is generating 97% of its energy through on-site photovoltaic systems, which include...

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YORK HVAC System Ensures 100% Fresh Air Inside Makkah’s Grand Mosque

Facilities Management Summary The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque is continuously implementing sterilizations and other precautionary measures The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has implemented several precautionary measures at Al-Masjid Al Haram in...

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High Tech Chiller for High Tech Facility

Summary As buildings are designed with more technology, it is valuable for the cooling equipment to also offer high tech solutions. We will review a case study from a medical center that features magnetic bearing chillers and talk to the performance and lower maintenance all with the objective...


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Endless Possibilities with an Overlooked Cooling Technology

Summary Absorption chillers offer numerous possibilities for resilient and clean cooling, particularly for district cooling, CHP, and micro-grid applications such as education campuses. This highly sustainable technology is being successfully deployed globally and shouldn’t be overlooked,...


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Transforming Campus Infrastructure to Improve Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

Summary This session will focus on two infrastructure improvement projects at the University of Hawaii at Maui (UH) and the University of North Dakota (UND) aimed at improving energy efficiency and providing sustainable campuses for the future. UH has plans to be the first campus in the nation...


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Absorption Chillers Market 2019-2023 | Evolving Opportunities with Johnson Controls and Shuangliang Eco-Energy Systems | Technavio

Business Wire Summary LONDON--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Technavio has been monitoring the global absorption chillers market since 2016 and the market is poised to grow by USD 200.35 million during 2019-2023, progressing at a CAGR of close to 4% during the forecast period. “Absorption...

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Joint venture Strikes Energy Privatization Deal with Louisiana

The Advocate Summary Louisiana will enter into a complex agreement that could lead to the widespread privatization of energy systems at state agencies and universities throughout the state, after lawmakers reviewed the deal for a final time Tuesday. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration...

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The New Old Chiller

Summary Absorption chillers have been around for more than a century. They are coming back with several new possibilities to deliver resilient and clean cooling and heating for various applications. This session helped understand reasons why this thrilling (hypnotic) technology deserves a...


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First ever Cities Summit calls for integrated approach to urban infrastructure

UN Environment Summary While Member States were adopting a resolution on sustainable infrastructure at the UN Environment Assembly, the Cities Summit reinforced the importance of local action and the need for an integrated approach to urban infrastructure. Already 60 per cent of waste...

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What's Keeping Energy Leaders Up at Night? Campus Energy Leaders and Business Partner Experts Discuss at CampusEnergy2019

The CampusEnergy2019 conference program opened Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, with a panel discussion moderated by IDEA CEO, Rob Thornton. Campus energy leaders and business partner experts provided insights on de-carbonizing, resiliency, awareness, modernizing, partnering, and the future. ...