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A sneak peak at San Francisco's new low-carbon neighborhood

Smart Cities Dive Summary San Francisco's waterfront is home to a number of iconic attractions like the Ferry Building, Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. It's also home to a lesser-known, 300-foot "stack" that has stood watch over the waterfront for decades. The towering...


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On Earth Day, UT Austin is Ranked Among Top Universities Committed to Sustainability

UT News Summary Integrating sustainability throughout the educational and operational activities at The University of Texas at Austin has been a focus for years, and now the Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS) has given the university its first-ever...


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Prospect Park's Towerside Could Set an Example with Greener Heating

Minnesota Daily Summary Towerside Innovation District in Prospect Park is aiming to live up to its name as it begins to incorporate greener temperature control in its new developments. As Minneapolis officials look to implement more alternative energy sources, Towerside’s Malcolm Yards...


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CampusEnergy2020 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Cincinnati

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2020 winners from the University of Cincinnati...


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MIT Continues to Advance Toward Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

MIT News Summary At MIT, making a better world often starts on campus. That’s why, as the Institute works to find solutions to complex global problems, MIT has taken important steps to grow and transform its physical campus: adding new capacity, capabilities, and facilities to better support...


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Energy Storage for Land-Challenged Campuses

Summary Ice storage can be ideal for land-locked campuses while enabling modular district cooling system growth. Using University of Arizona & New Mexico State examples, presenters will compare ice & water storage benefits, address ice storage myths and describe how to add ice storage...

5E.3_Johnstone_Johnson.pdf


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Leveraging Advanced AI for Next-Gen Campus Energy Management

Summary The Ohio State University has one of the largest and busiest campuses of any university in the world, and some of the most ambitious energy and sustainability objectives. To meet its efficiency goals while streamlining operations and minimizing costs, OSU uses an advanced digital...

5D.2_Borjas.pdf


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Sustainable Infrastructure at Oberlin College

Summary Oberlin College is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2025. Since 2015, Oberlin and Ever-Green Energy have collaborated on an implementation plan to achieve this goal in a meaningful manner. This effort has included a comprehensive assessment of building performance, fourth...

4A.4_Ahern_Riesterer.pdf


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Endless Possibilities with an Overlooked Cooling Technology

Summary Absorption chillers offer numerous possibilities for resilient and clean cooling, particularly for district cooling, CHP, and micro-grid applications such as education campuses. This highly sustainable technology is being successfully deployed globally and shouldn’t be overlooked,...

6C.1_Peraza.pdf


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Campus Resiliency, Efficiency and a Reduced Carbon Footprint – Union College

Summary CHA performed a Combined Heat and Power Feasibility Study, CCHP plant design and plant construction for Union College which continued advancing its resiliency, efficiency and reduced carbon footprint through development of an Energy Master Plan and a Central Plant Expansion Feasibility...

6A.3_DeWein_Donovan_REV.pdf