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What makes a building sustainable?

Fatima Abdulla, The Varsity Summary The University of Toronto plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 37 per cent from its 1990 levels by 2030. This is part of the University Climate Change Coalition commitment, which U of T joined in February. According to Ron Saporta, U of T’s Chief...


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University of British Columbia's Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility and Campus Energy Centre

Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility At UBC's Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility, a first of its kind project in North America, the system processes renewable biomass to generate thermal energy supplied via UBC’s new district energy system for heating campus buildings. The BRDF...

UBC Tour Slides.pdf


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Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center Begins Journey to Creating Net-Zero Energy Campus

Press Release, City of Denver 250-acre campus will minimize environmental footprint by utilizing readily accessible and renewable resources DENVER – The Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center (NWCO) today announced the establishment of aggressive climate and energy conservation goals...


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ConEd's hybrid service model for large microgrid could become standard

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary It's not quite Burger King, but Consolidated Edison wants customers to have it their way. And driven by new technologies, economic development, and policies from the state, large projects in New York City may have increasing control over their electricity...


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CU Boulder's East District Energy Plant recognized for green building practices

Elizabeth Hernandez, CU News The East District Energy Plant is on the east end of the University of Colorado Boulder's main campus. (Steve Talley / Courtesy Image) Summary The headquarters for the University of Colorado's Utility and Energy Services division was recognized with the...


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One York earns record-breaking LEED Platinum score

Real Estate Management Industry News Summary One York Street has achieved LEED Platinum certification, earning 89 points, the highest score ever awarded to a Toronto building. Completed in 2016, the 800,000-square-foot-office tower rises to 35 stories at York and Harbour in Toronto’s South...


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New Version of LEED is Out: What Does It Mean for District Energy?

Speakers Tim Griffin, RMF Engineering #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #CampusEnergyConference #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign #LEED #RMFEngineering #USGBC #Sustainability

6C.2_Griffin.pdf


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LEED Certification With a Focus on CHP

Speakers Susan Wickwire, US EPA CHP Partnership Program #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #CHP #LEED #USEPA

5A.3_Wickwire.pdf


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Building Energy Efficiency Standards: Implications for District Energy

Summary A variety of standards and guidelines exist to rate the energy efficiency of buildings. In addition to the ubiquitous LEED standards, there is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Portfolio Manager and two ASHRAE standards moving ahead (Standard 189.1, for High-Performance Green...

6C.1_Spurr.pdf

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Taking Advantage of a District System to Expand Development Potentials

Summary In an urban environment there are significant benefits that come with the scale of Con Edison’s District Steam system. This presentation will examine the many value propositions used by district customers and how they encourage building development while supporting sustainability and...

5A.1_Agasian, Marinkovic.pdf