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Richard Branson and the Indian government are offering $3 million to reinvent air conditioning

AJ Willingham, CNN Summary It's pretty obvious that air conditioning is a necessary technology. Living in stifling heat isn't just uncomfortable, it's dangerous, which makes the fact that air conditioning is bad for our environment a difficult pill to swallow. After all, you can't just give...


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Crawley energy centre to provide heating and electricity to town centre developments

Karen Dunn, Crawley and Horley Observer Summary An energy centre which could provide heating and electricity to developments throughout the town centre is to be built at the back of Crawley Town Hall. Plans for the District Energy Centre building, complete with control room, pipework and...


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How a century-old idea is heating and cooling new communities in Toronto

Philip Lee-Shanok, CBC News Summary Centralized heating and cooling has taken on new life developments like Regent Park. Toronto is tapping into the city's hot real estate market to bring back an old concept to heat and cool buildings and homes downtown using new technology. It's called ...


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Could a biomass heating plant save you money on your energy bills?

Danielle Hoe, Lincolnshire Live Summary Residents are being consulted on the benefit of using a biomass heating system to both save money on heating bills and generate cash for the village. The renewable energy feasibility project is being proposed by Rampton and Woodbeck Parish Council at a...


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New Craigmillar development turns up the heat

Project Scotland Summary ARC-Tech (Scotland) has been delivering M&E works on a district heating network that is set to service a new Edinburgh housing development. The Craigmillar-based development on Greendykes Road is being constructed on behalf of City of Edinburgh Council and will...


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Empower District Cooling Plant in Dubailand Residential Complex With 40,000 RT

Press Release, Albawaba Business Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has started designing its district cooling plant for Dubailand Residential Complex (DLRC), with a capacity of 40,000 Refrigeration Tones (RT). This...


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Hendrix to Make Significant Investment in Student Living

Hendrix College News Center Summary CONWAY, Ark. (October 8, 2018) – Hendrix College is preparing to make major upgrades to five of its historic residence halls. “In our community, the residence halls can have as great an impact on students as our academic buildings and athletics facilities,”...


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After Dozens of Gas Explosions, a Community Looks for Alternatives to Natural Gas

Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News Summary Nearly 9,000 households in eastern Massachusetts have had to make do without natural gas since mid-September, when an aging natural gas pipeline failed and set off a series of explosions and fires across the cities of Lawrence, Andover and North...


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Ithra Dubai announces Phase 1 of the Deira Enrichment Project

ME Construction News Summary Ithra Dubai has announced its plans for the new Gold Souk Extension as part of the first phase of the Dubai Enrichment Project (DEP). Covering an area of 684,790 sq. ft, the Gold Souk extension will be the focal point for the DEP and is expected to open by Q4 of...


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DES details still need ironing out

Brandon Barrett, Pique Photo Courtesy of the Whistler Housing Authority Summary Following countless hours of negotiations with the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), to say that Tony Routley was relieved to hear that council had agreed to lend $870,000 to help Cheakamus Crossing with...