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NYSERDA Grants $1.65M to Cornell for Carbon Footprint, Energy Reductions

Cornell Chronicle Summary The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will give Cornell $1.65 million in incentives for energy studies and project work to develop a smaller carbon footprint, accelerating the university toward its goal of net-zero carbon for the...

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Scotland: City Launches Sewage Heat Recovery Project In Quest For Carbon Neutrality Summary A new $7.3 Million USD district heating project in Stirling, Scotland, will provide low-cost, low-carbon heat from the city’s sewage. The project will save about 381 tons of carbon each year or about the equivalent of driving a car 1.5 million miles, and is part of...

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Can Europe Wean Itself From Fossil Fuels? Its Leaders Are About to Decide.

The New York Times Summary The countries of Europe, which together represent the world’s third-largest industrial emitter, are set to decide on Thursday whether they can leap to a future largely free of fossil fuels within the next 30 years. Leaders from all 28 countries of the European...

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Policy Best Practices Cambridge Getting to Net Zero Task Force

Summary The purpose of this best practices review is to highlight initiatives from a number of leading jurisdictions, to generate ideas and stimulate discussion as to what suite of strategies would best support Cambridge’s net zero emissions objective. This report identifies a variety of...

Policy Best Practices Cambridge Getting to Net Zero Task Force_Integral Group.pdf

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From net zero energy buildings to autonomous city districts: A necessary step towards the green built envrionment

Marc Frère, Open Access Government Summary Professor Marc Frère of the University of Mons Research Institute for Energy looks at the arguments for creating low energy demand buildings. In Europe, the building sector is a major contributor to energy consumption and, hence, is responsible...

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Weinberger appoints Darren Springer as GM of Burlington Electric

Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Summary Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the appointment of Darren Springer as General Manager of the Burlington Electric Department at a press conference Tuesday morning at BED. Springer brings extensive experience in the energy field to the...

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How an Ambitious Minnesota Eco-Project Became a Density Battleground

Jay Walljasper, City Lab Before it closed in 2011, Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant churned out millions of vehicles. It's now set to become a "net-zero" mixed-use development. Cory Ryan/Getty Images Summary Ford’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota opened in...

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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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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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Amazon system delivers data center waste heat

Tom Marseille, PE, Hon. AIA, LEED Fellow, Senior Vice President and Director of Built Ecology, WSP USA This article appears in the Q4 2017 edition of District Energy magazine . The e-commerce giant will achieve net-zero energy at its Seattle headquarters through an innovative...

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