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ENGIE and Meridiam to Serve the University of Iowa Through a 50-year Utility Management Concession

ENGIE PRESS RELEASE Summary Meridiam and ENGIE North America have been awarded a 50-year concession valued at more than $1 billion USD to address the University of Iowa’s energy, water, and sustainability goals for two campuses spanning 1,700 acres in Iowa City, Iowa. These campuses together...


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Siemens Working to Validate 3D-Printed Burners at GÖTEBORG ENERGI CHP Plant

Chemical Engineering Summary Siemens AG (Munich, Germany; www.siemens.com) and Göteborg Energi have come together in a cooperation agreement with the aim of testing state-of-the-art gas turbine technology that enables the operation of renewable fuels in the Rya combined heat and power (CHP)...


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Test Drilling on Intramural Fields First Step in State’s Largest Geothermal Project

Colorado State University Summary You may find yourself doing a double take while walking or driving by the intramural fields for the next couple of weeks, starting Dec. 9. Yes, that is a drilling rig. No, Colorado State University is not fracking, nor is Hollywood filming for a remake of the ...


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Canadian communities are tapping into greener ways to heat and cool buildings

Emily Chung, CBC News Summary During the cold, snowy winters in much of Canada, many of us rely on furnaces, boilers and baseboard heaters to keep our homes and offices comfortable — and hope they don't suddenly quit during a cold snap. But what if you didn't need any heating equipment in...


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Solar? Geothermal? Garbage? 6 climate-friendly ways to heat and cool buildings

Emily Chung, CBC News Summary Using local energy sources such as lake water, wood waste or even garbage to heat and cool buildings is one way for communities to cut their greenhouse gas emissions — the goal of this week's UN climate summit. In district energy systems , instead of...


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Operations begin at Emicool, Total's 500 MWh solar plant in DIP 2

Ranju Warier, Construction Week Online Summary Operations have commenced at UAE-based district cooling service provider Emirates District Cooling (Emicool), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Financial Market-listed (DFM) Dubai Investments, and Total Solar Distributed Generation, a part of...


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Paris to expand district cooling network as global warming boosts aircon

Geert De Clercq, Reuters Summary PARIS (Reuters) - Paris plans to expand its urban cooling system, which uses a network of underground water pipes, and make it available to small companies and residential buildings as global warming increases the number of aircon units in the city, deputy...


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Meet the Main Energy Plant: a hidden world reducing University emissions

Natalie Rademacher, Minnesota Daily Summary Tucked away near the Mississippi River over by Sanford Hall lies the University of Minnesota’s Main Energy Plant, which is responsible for supplying energy to the Minneapolis campus. The plant uses a unique combined heat and power system that is...


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Smart sustainability to drive the demand for district cooling systems

Press Release, ZAWYA Summary In the last few years, companies have been making investments in huge projects pertaining to the changing energy landscape. Citing an example, district cooling system service provider, Empower, has recently made an investment of USD 40.8 million for a 14,000 RT...


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Enwave puts residual heat to work at Bay Adelaide Centre North

Press Release, Globe Newswire Summary TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enwave Energy Corporation (Enwave) is working with Brookfield Properties (Brookfield) to build in sustainability at one of Toronto’s most prestigious downtown office complexes. The third and final tower of Bay...