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The 2014 District Energy Inventory for Canada

Summary The 2014 District Energy Inventory for Canada presents an updated snapshot of the thermal energy network across the country. We have identified 128 operating systems across the country and increased the comprehensiveness of our inventory and database. The development of this inventory...

3A.1_Nyboer.pdf


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Expanding Our Network through Education: St Paul EcoDistrict Case Study

Summary District Energy St. Paul has been educating visitors for decades through facility tours. In 2015, it launched an EcoDistrict project that will use walking tours, a mobile web interface, and a promotional partnership to educate thousands of people about district energy infrastructure and...

5B.2_Axelson.pdf


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On infrastructure investment, don't miss the forest for the trees

Rob Thornton, Smart Cities Dive Summary Two visions for U.S. infrastructure investment have emerged, one proposed by President Donald Trump and one by Senate Democrats. They attempt to capitalize on bipartisan support and excitement generated during the presidential election. Both call for up...


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Finding the Money for District Energy System Projects

Summary Despite a growing recognition of the bottom-line value of CHP, District Energy and other energy efficiency/energy conservation projects, getting budget approval and financing remains a principal hurdle to implementing these projects. This presentation will offer an overview of...

5B.2_Schwass, Clamage.pdf


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Abbott Power Plant: Powerful Learning Begins Here

University of Illinois Facilities and Services July 6, 2017 Summary Most days, the engineers, mechanics, pipefitters, and steamworkers of Abbott Power Plant operate in the background on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign, ensuring electricity is ready for over 43,000...


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Governance Models and Strategic Decision-Making Processes for Deploying Thermal Grids

Summary The changing global energy landscape faces a variety of challenges in providing the energy infrastructure needed to meet the electricity, heating, and cooling needs of an energy-driven world. A great deal of attention has been paid to addressing the challenges on the electricity side,...

IEA-Main-Report-5-16-17-HR.pdf


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CampusEnergy2012 Student Video Contest Winner: Princeton University

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2012 winner from Princeton University shares how...


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CampusEnergy2013 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Alaska Fairbanks

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2013 winner from the University of Alaska Fairbanks...


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CampusEnergy2014 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Cincinnati

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2014 winner from the University of Cincinnati shares...


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CampusEnergy2015 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Virginia

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2015 winner from the University of Virginia shares...