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Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Dairies

Summary Around 4% of the costs associated with dairy products manufacturing arise from energy generation. Cogeneration and trigeneration are ways to increase the dairy plant efficiency reducing the operational costs. OPRA Turbines offer solutions allowing fuel flexibility: wastewater is a...


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Hydraulic Modeling Offline & Real-Time, A Critical Componment for Best-In-Class Design & Efficiency

Summary Stanford University case study of the results and value of hydraulic modeling for building the business case, design and real-time hydraulic for the operational phase of a new low temperature hot water system and chilled water system. Stanford University invested $500 million in...


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You Have to Know What You Do to Change What You Do

Jan Ponsford, Virtus Consult Summary Before you can reduce energy consumption you have to know what energy is being used, what is being wasted and where the savings are most easily made writes Jan Ponsford. A government greenhouse gas emissions survey of the public estate in 2010, found...

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MassDEV Funds UMASS Hospital Campus Improvements

Banker & Tradesman Summary MassDevelopment has issued a $109 million tax-exempt bond for UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in central Massachusetts. Proceeds will finance renovations and the purchase of equipment at various hospital campuses. The organization also...

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Dubai Airports to save 20% on annual energy bill with Siemens solution

Press Release, Zawya Siemens guarantees power and water savings for seven years. Data analytics from automation systems used to design tailor-made energy conservation measures Dubai Airports will use Siemens’ data analytics and smart building technology to guarantee annual...

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District heat: Ontario power facility focuses on continual improvement

Tamar Atik, Canadian Biomass Summary Index Energy is on a mission to encourage diversion from landfills, clean energy use and provide district heating for the Town of Ajax, Ont., just east of Toronto. The parent company, Index International Group, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and...

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Accomplishments in Energy Reduction Efforts at the Architect of the Capitol

Summary In 2015 the Architect of the Capitol exceeded the goals set forth by the Energy Independence and Security Action of 2007 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 by reducing the campus energy use index by more than 30% of the 2003 baseline. This accomplishment was made possible by the...


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The Art of Replacing Boilers and Chillers in a Central Plant Without Impact to Production Needs

Summary Resulting from IB MACT 255,000PPH of coal fired steaming capacity was replaced with natural gas boilers. Four 70,000PPH rental boilers were installed for two years while a four-on-four boiler swap was performed. At the same time 4,800 tons of absorption chillers were replaced with 7...


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What is This Machine Learning Stuff, and How Can I Use it Today?

Summary There is a trending push right now for Machine Learning, with interest sparking from students, colleges, and industry leaders finding ways to apply in energy. Many Campuses have spent years with a focus to gather big data, and now we are asking ourselves what to do with it all. Machine...


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Putting Data in Context: How Cooling Coil Performance Data Can Influence Design

Summary At IDEA2017, we explored energy challenges educational campuses face: sustainability leaders want to reduce consumption; energy managers want to increase efficiency; facilities teams want to address preventative maintenance. HVAC solutions targeting all provide the greatest opportunity...