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Bridgeport takes green energy leap with thermal loop

Kevin Zimmerman, Westfair Online Thermal loop site plan. Summary B ridgeport’s plan to become the first U.S. city to establish a municipal low-temperature thermal heating district has taken a giant leap forward, following the long-awaited passage of Connecticut’s $41.3 billion state...


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Danish heating decision could open the floodgates

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary A decision by the Danish Tax Appeals Agency at the beginning of September looks set to enable more data center-fed district heating networks. Prior to the decision, companies like Facebook and Apple had to pay for supplying heat to ...


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Sheridan College goes Danish implementing their district energy

Summary Ramboll is working with Sheridan College on the development of two district energy systems including district heating and cooling networks one at their Davis and one at the Trafalgar Campus. This presentation provides an overview on the projects. Speaker Pernille Overbye, Ramboll ...

1A.2_Overbye.pdf


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Denmark launches district heating cost-benefit tool

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Denmark’s energy agency has launched a new tool to evaluate the costs and benefits of district heating compared to individual heating solutions. The District Heating Assessment Tool (DHAT) was developed by engineering consultancy Ramboll and, the...


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Initiative for Innovative Living and Next Generation Infrastructure: Chicago Lakeside Development

Summary Chicago Lakeside Development is a proposed redevelopment of about 600-acres on the former U.S. Steel South Works site on the South Side of Chicago. Ramboll has worked with the client team to outline a LEED-ND certified community. Ramboll has proposed a design concept for sustainable...

4C.1_Overbye.pdf


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Thermal Energy Networks for Heating and Cooling Downtown Bridgeport

Summary CT developer Nupower Thermal is implementing a new +40MMBTU/h district heating and 5,000 tons district cooling system for downtown Bridgeport. The district energy system will supply two universities, several city & state buildings as well as a handful of commercial buildings.The...

4A.3_Donovan, Hansen.pdf


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Sharpening the focus & narrowing the frame

Summary This workshop focuses on energy mapping and the use of GIS tools. Taking the first step in analyzing district energy opportunities starts with creating an Energy Map that identifies areas of demand as well as current and future sources of energy. Using GIS based resources available in...

WKS1.3_OVERBYE_KENNEDY.pdf


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Solar thermal in US and Denmark

Summary The presentation will outline the developments within larger solar thermal installations and their benefits for hot water district energy networks. In cities in Denmark solar thermal installations account for up to 50% of the heat demand when coupled with seasonal storage. In St Paul,...

1B.4_OVERBYE_SMITH.pdf

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Energy Planning to Develop a District Energy Project Pipeline

Summary Using tools like GIS to visualize energy demand and supply opportunities enables a pipeline of projects to be identified. This allows resources to be concentrated in areas with the greatest potential. This approach has been successfully developed and implemented across the UK. We see...

5A.1_KENNEDY.pdf


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North American district energy systems designed and constructed to European standards

Summary Discussing the benefits realized by the City of Guelph and Sheridan College when they decided to go European when implementing their district energy plans. By combining local regulations with the district energy standards developed over the last 50 years in Europe, clients have...

4C.2_RATHBONE.pdf