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Major Expansion Planned for Stanford’s Renewable Energy System

Stanford News Summary The renewable energy system that powers Stanford University and its hospitals will undergo a major expansion over the next two years to allow it to keep pace with a growing campus and a warming climate while minimizing the risks of building cooling shutoffs like the...

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The Top 20 Coolest Schools 2020

Sierra Summary In the 14 years since Sierra started ranking colleges according to their eco bona fides and environmental commitments, one thing has become clear: Governments and businesses would be wise to take their cues from higher education. That’s because achieving carbon...

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Decarbonized District Energy Network for New Stanford Campus

Summary An energy masterplan determined the lowest life cycle cost to be an electrified district energy system with combined heating and cooling, 110F LTHW, and dual-temperature energy storage. The presentation will explain the energy model, operation of the system, and how this can be applied...


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Cities can follow Stanford's energy makeover to cut emissions of carbon dioxide affordably, new study finds

Vincent Xia, Stanford News Summary Over the past several years, Stanford transformed its energy infrastructure by electrifying its heating system, replacing its gas-fired power plant with grid power, creating a unique system to recover heat, building massive tanks to store hot and cold...

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Real-Time Hydraulic Modeling - Stanford University Case Study

Summary Stanford University case study showing the results and value of hydraulic modeling for building the business case, design and real-time hydraulic for the operational phase of a new low temperature hot water system and chilled water system. Stanford University invested $500 million in...


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ULX: Technological Ingenuity

Ron Nyren, UrbanLand Summary As Elizabeth Diller, principal of New York City–based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, once told an interviewer, “Architecture is a technology. . . . Sometimes we have to use technology as a tool to accomplish something, or technology becomes the...

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IDEA Members Recognized as Leaders in Renewable Energy by the EPA

United States Environmental Protection Agency Summary EPA presented the 2017 Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) on Monday, October 23 during the Renewable Energy Markets Conference , (October 22-24, 2017 in New York City). The...

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Case Studies in West Coast Community Energy: Stanford University, UCDSC, and the University of Washington

Speakers Nate Cesarz & Bruce McLay, Affiliated Engineers #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #CampusEnergy #StanfordUniversity #UniversityofCaliforniaDavis #California #AffiliatedEngineers #Sacramento #Seattle #Washington #PaloAlto #CaseStudy #HeatRecovery

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Stanford SESI Performance

Summary Stanford University recently completed a major transformation of their campus infrastructure systems switching from a gas fired combined heat and power system to an electrically fueled combined heat and cooling system. The new system is anticipated to reduce carbon emissions by 68%...


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Stanford University: Steam to Hot Water in 33 Months

Summary This presentation discusses all components of the Stanford steam to hot water conversion project - a component of the larger Stanford Energy Systems Innovations (SESI) program - completed in March 2015. Stanford transitioned from a natural-gas cogeneration plant to a heat recovery...