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District Zero - A Decision Making Tool for Net-Zero Communities

Summary Session Track 5D Speakers Peter Ellis, Big Ladder Software #2018 #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign #NetZero #BigLadderSoftware


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Renewal Through Transformation: District Energy via DBOOM at Ford

Summary The presentation will review a new District Energy System being developed for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI in its entirety, providing both a technical engineering and delivery model (DBOOM) discussion from the project engineer (MEP Associates) and the DBOOM developer (DTE Energy...


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University of Victoria District Energy System Rejuvenation and Expansion

Summary The University of Victoria operates a hot water district energy system. Recently, the University has undertaken significant steps to improve system performance and efficiency. A new plant introduces primary-secondary pumping to enable a change from a near-constant flow system to a truly...


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Strategies for Successful Early Phase District Energy Development

Summary Many new DES are based around new development nodes which take years to buildout. A primary challenge in implementing these DES is matching capital investment to load growth. FVB and Corix will present strategies used to successfully control costs in early years of DE development, a...


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DE 4.0 - Expansion of the False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility

Summary The False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU), established in 2010, is North America’s first district heating system to utilize waste heat from untreated sewage. The NEU provides space heat and hot water to 5 million square feet of mixed-use development, and is rapidly expanding to...


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Integrating a New Energy Center at New Jersey's Largest Urban Hospital

Summary Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ’s largest Hospital, is constructing a $700 million expansion. A new CUP facility will provide thermal energy and emergency power to the entire hospital complex. The existing campus CUP and main 26 kV utility feeds are relocated to a new Energy...


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Designing a Transitional Net Zero Carbon Thermal Network

Summary The presentation will discuss the challenges and relevance of district energy and microgrid approaches with today's carbon goals and policies. The presentation will discuss how the use of old technologies such as thermal networks have a place with today's technology and a role with...


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Energy & City Building: The Future of District Energy in Canada's National Capital Region

Summary Our Queen's University Planning School team was retained by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) in the fall of 2017 to conduct a feasibility analysis of expanding the Capital Region's district energy system. The team conducted a multi-level government policy context analysis,...


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Targeted DPS Design for Cities, System Expansion, and Modernization

Summary There are multiple approaches to underground piping design and selecting the appropriate option depends on several factors including future expansion potential, existing infrastructure, design constraints, and jurisdictional requirements. This presentation outlines advantages and...


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Energy Transfer Station (ETS) Design Principles

Summary District energy, a proven technology for distributing energy between neighbourhood buildings, requires in-depth evaluation of mechanical systems in buildings connected to the District Energy System (DES) to ensure future connections will meet all building demands. We will discuss the...