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GCC driving $40bn global district cooling market

GDN Online Summary The global market for district cooling sector is booming, and is estimated to hit $39.9 billion by 2026 from $21.9 billion last year, growing at a CAGR of 7.77 per cent, said a report. The rising support from the governments in GCC countries is driving the global...

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'Waste Heat' in London will be used to heat homes in likely world first

CNN WIRE, FOX 8 Cleveland Summary LONDON – Londoners often complain about the stifling heat on certain Underground lines – but soon that same heat will be used to keep people warm during the winter months. In what is believed to be a world first, waste heat from the Northern Line is to be...

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Energy Planning for Carbon Reduction Outcomes

Summary States and higher education campuses are announcing goals and targets for carbon reduction and carbon neutrality, at times without defined plans or projects that will achieve these goals. Many are also focused on just the buildings and missing the opportunity for district scale systems...


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How Do the Differences Between the Standards (EN, ASTM and ASME) Effect the Quality, Cost

Summary A comparison of the applicable norms for pre-insulated piping systems looking into general considerations for system design such as service life, project class and documentation. We will also examine components and materials; steel pipe components (steel grade and schedules), insulation...


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Promising results from carbon capture project for biomass CHP plants

Kelvin Ross, Power Engineering International Summary A new research project is studying the feasibility of using carbon capture technology at biomass CHP plants in Denmark. The project is a collaboration between Danish engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll , the ...

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Ramboll authors BEIS report on alternative urban heating solutions

Environment Analyst Summary Consultancy Ramboll’s report on alternative heat solutions to convert a town to low carbon heating has been published by BEIS, the government department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Focusing on the conversion of existing properties to low carbon...

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Heat Pumps in District Energy Systems

Summary The strong trends of electrification and micro-grids have promoted one technology: the heat pump. The heat pump is the missing link between the electrical system and the thermal system. We will illustrate the potential of the heat pump as a mean for decarbonization by presenting three...


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HVAC Monitoring for Measurement & Verification and Ongoing Commissioning

Summary Central HVAC system upgrades at Hunter College (of The City University of New York) included new variable speed air handling units with digital controls. The AHUs are supplied central plant steam and chilled water. OBG analyzed interval data for energy savings verification and ongoing...


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POWER Interview: The Future of Power Sector Engineering Amid Market Disruptions

Sonal Patel, Power Summary Danish engineering, design, and consultancy firm Ramboll Group in December entered into an agreement to acquire U.S-based engineering and design consultancy OBG. Founded in 1945, OBG has delivered integrated engineering solutions within water, energy, environment...

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Ramboll has agreed to acquire US engineering and design consultancy OBG

Ramboll Summary The Ramboll Group has entered into an agreement to acquire the US engineering and design consultancy OBG, adding 900 experts within water, energy, environment and advanced manufacturing with effect of 1 January 2019. With the acquisition Ramboll now has 2,000 experts in the US...