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DOE Releases “Energy Efficiency and Energy Security Benefits of District Energy” Report

Summary In FY 2018, the Senate Appropriations Committee directed the US Department of Energy (DOE) “to collaborate with industry to submit a report to Congress … that assesses the potential energy efficiency and energy security gains to be realized with district energy systems.” IDEA worked...


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Global Warming of 1.5 °C IPCC Report

Summary Global Warming of 1.5 °C an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre- ndustrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and...


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U.S. District Energy Services Market Characterization

Summary In a district energy system, a central plant or plants produce steam, hot water, or chilled water, which is then pumped through a network of insulated pipes to provide space heating, cooling, and/or hot water for nearby connected customer buildings. The U.S. Energy Information...

U.S. District Energy Services Market Characterization.pdf


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District heating shows lower total socio-economic cost in future energy system

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Graph: Aalborg University Summary What would the economic impact on a future energy system be if one were to unlock the full solar thermal potential in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Italy? According to a study conducted by Aalborg University as part of...


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Building Resiliency Task Force Report

Summary The Building Resiliency Task Force Report provides 33 actionable proposals for making New York buildings and residents better prepared for the next extreme weather event. Convened in 2013 at the request of the City of New York following Superstorm Sandy, 200-plus task force...

2013_brtf_summaryreport_0.pdf


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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