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New Version of LEED is Out: What Does It Mean for District Energy?

Speakers Tim Griffin, RMF Engineering #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #CampusEnergyConference #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign #LEED #RMFEngineering #USGBC #Sustainability


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Energy Exchnage Opportunities Leveraging Building & Municipal Wastewater

Summary This presentation details innovative water conservation and reuse techniques - especially waste water containing heat - employed by practitioners to save money, reduce carbon emissions and be more sustainable. International Wastewater Systems will review several case stories. Speaker ...


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Seeking Heat in Sewage

Summary Excess energy in the sewer system can be recovered and used to heat buildings. Using this energy is an economical means of displacing natural gas and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as demonstrated by the Southeast False Creek system in Vancouver. Municipalities in the Metro...

2A.2_Homenuke, Tokgoz.pdf

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Thermal Energy Submetering: Sustainability Through Accountability

Summary Community utility consumption in energy conscious markets is transforming to more sustainable heating and cooling options. Challenges arise for thermal utilities, developers and communities to keep pace with other established utilities in the accurate measurement of energy in addition...


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UBC Vancouver's Climate Action Plan

Summary In 2010 UBC's Board of Governors' adopted the UBC Vancouver Climate Action plan targets for reducing campus GHG emissions. UBC commited to 33% reduction by 2015, a 67% reduction by 2020 and a 100% reduction by 2015 against a 2007 baseline. This presentation will review the policy...


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UBC Steam to Hot Water Conversion Project

Summary UBC is currently completeing its 5 year, 10 phase, $88m steam to hot water conversion project. This project will see the transition and decommissioning of UBC's 1925 vintage legacy steam system and its replacement by a new Hot Water District Energy System (DES). The project also...


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Sheridan College goes Danish implementing their district energy

Summary Ramboll is working with Sheridan College on the development of two district energy systems including district heating and cooling networks one at their Davis and one at the Trafalgar Campus. This presentation provides an overview on the projects. Speaker Pernille Overbye, Ramboll ...


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Strategies for Coal-Free Generation and System Growth

Summary This presentation shows how District Energy St. Paul has grown by moving away from using coal as a fuel source. Speaker Michael Ahern, Ever-Green Energy #2015 #CanadaConference #ConferenceProceeding #BusinessModelsandFinancing #RenewableEnergy #Sustainability ...


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SRIC Willow crops: an alternative to biosolids disposal while generating woody biomass

Summary The use of biomass district heating is not a new concept. Several districts are using biomass as their primary or secondary energy source. Energy pricing, jurisdiction as well as biomass availability, quality, and distance have a direct impact on the feasibility and profitability of any...

2A.1_Poirer, Laverly.pdf

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From Demonstration to Baseload - UBC's experience with Biomass Cogeneration

Summary How does a risk adverse utility come to adopt leading edge clean energy technology? How do you combine research and operational objectives? What metrics define success and how has UBC optimized this renewable energy demonstration to provide firm, reliable heat and power. This...

3B.2_Giffin, Torcov.pdf