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Partnership aims to advance renewable energy via storage and microgrid training

David Riley, Penn State News Virtual reality is used in the Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification (ESAM-TAC) program to simulate batteries and solar equipment and help expose students to complex systems and high-voltage equipment without risks of electrical...

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Committee OKs chilled water plant expansion, steam plant plans

Penn State News Summary Continued support of Penn State’s sustainability efforts was again validated today (Nov. 9) through the approval of plans and funding for an expansion to the North Campus Chilled Water facility by the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital...

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Penn State at The Navy Yard energy program provides hands-on learning experience

Press Release, Penn State News Students shared their key challenges, steps toward a solution, key findings and learning outcomes with industry representatives after completing the 2017 Energy Innovation Leadership Experience program. Image: Penn State UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — During...

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Navigating the Clean Air Act

Summary Basics • Single Source • Major Thresholds • Dispersion Modeling Examples University of Kansas Hospital Authority Parkland Health and Hospital System Penn State Speakers Robynn Andracsek, Burns & McDonnell #AnnualConference ...


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Demand-Side Management Strategies for Campus Labs: Penn State Case Study

Summary This presentation outlines the benefits of implementing energy efficiency measures and demand side management in campus labs by examining activities at Penn State University. Speakers Tim Burkhalter, Burns & McDonnell Blake Ellis, Burns & McDonnell #PennState ...

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Piping System Integrity

Summary Learn the requirements and hear recommendations for maintaining your steam or condensate return piping system integrity. Speakers Monte Engelkemier, Stanley Consultants John Molnar, Penn State University #NorthAmerica #2016 #PennState #Steam #ThermalDistribution ...


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Penn State University Burrowes Road Steam Manhole Repair

Summary Pennsylvania State University produces steam through boilers and as the byproduct of the co-generation of steam and electricity. The normally saturated LPS distribution system experienced a temperature excursion causing damage to the existing piping network. The presentation shows the...


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District Energy Space Awards 2014

Each year, IDEA asks all of its member systems to provide the number of buildings and their area in square feet that have been committed or recommitted to district energy service during the previous calendar year. We report the number of buildings, gross square foot area and thermal energy...

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The Path to a Sustainable Future Meets Reality

Summary Pennsylvania State University (PSU) is in the middle of its long-term plan for a sustainable future. PSU made the bold decision to convert the campus fuel supply from coal to natural gas and improve utility system resiliency. A number of challenges outside of the technical decisions...


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