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Saint Paul is on the Cutting Edge of Decarbonization

Jeff Harder, USGBC Summary O nce upon a time, coal was king in Saint Paul, Minnesota, creating steam that traveled through a network of underground pipes and tunnels to illuminate and heat downtown. The underlying infrastructure, known as a district energy system, had been around for a...

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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...


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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 #Featured


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Microgrid Performance Measurement & Metrics

Summary This workshop introduces the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) standards that the US Green Building Council is working to create and highlights how these standards/criteria could be applied to UT Austin's operations. Speakers Juan Ontiveros, University of...

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Sustainable strides: University earns PEER certification

Erin Hausmann, The Bucknellian Summary The University has recently become the second university and fourth organization worldwide to be awarded Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification from the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) for the energy efficiency...

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Microgrid PEER Screening

Summary This workshop presents microgrid case studies and lessons learned from the PEER Screening process in the USGBC's perspective. Speaker John Kelly, USGBC #2016 #Optimization #AnnualConference #NorthAmerica #UnitedStates #Workshop #Microgrids #USGBC #GridModernization


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District Energy: Alternative Pathways for LEED Credits & Leveraging PEER

Summary The speakers provide a road map for innovation use of LEED and PEER structures to grow district energy and microgrid systems. Speakers John Kelly, PEER/USGBC Tim Griffin, RMF Engineering #PolicyandRegulation #2016 #CampusEnergyConference #RMFEngineering #UnitedStates ...


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IDEA, GBCI Commit To Collaboration On Microgrids, District Energy/CHP

Signing the MOU between IDEA and GBCI are (front, from left) Rob Thornton, president and CEO, IDEA; and David Witek, senior vice president, finance, operations and administration, USGBC. Looking on are (back, from left) Aurel Selezeanu, Duke University; Jim Adams, University of Michigan; Ken...