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UMN Energy Plant Wins Sustainable Minnesota Construction Association Award

School Construction News The new Main Energy Plant at UMN is 83 percent energy efficient — more than double the efficiency of a coal-fired power plant. Photo Credit (all): University of Minnesota Summary The University of Minnesota (UMN) in Minneapolis just completed a project so green...

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Powering the future from remains of the past

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine Facing a boiler capacity shortage, the University of Minnesota rehabilitated a retired, antiquated steam plant into a model of modern efficiency and sustainability. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities...

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Submissions for the CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest are in!

CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest There is no doubt that students are aware of the need to conserve water, to turn off lights when they aren't in the room and to recycle waste materials. But do they know the vital role that their campus' district energy system plays in their college or...

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University of Minnesota shows off its new combined heat and power plant

Peter Myers, IDEA An interview with Jerome Malmquist, Director, Energy Management, University of Minnesota at a recent media tour of the new CHP plant. Photo: Peter Myers, IDEA A deteriorated, decommissioned 104-year-old heating plant on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus has...

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Design Opportunities and Business Case for Water Efficient Building Design: University of Minnesota

Speakers Scott McCord, University of Minnesota Willa Kuh & Laura Halverson, Affiliated Engineers #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #UniversityofMinnesota #Minnesota #AffiliatedEngineers #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign

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Implementation of CHP at the University of Minnesota

Speakers Steve DiNobile, University of Minnesota Chris Farr & Kent McAnally, Jacobs Engineering #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #Minnesota #UniversityofMinnesota #CHP

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Microgrid Controls

Summary This workshop details microgrid controls that allow for load shedding and islanding. Case studies on the FDA and the University of Minnesota are presented. Speaker Sai Lo, Thermo Systems #ThermoSystemsLLC #Workshop #NorthAmerica #Resiliency #UniversityofMinnesota ...


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Revitalizing a 20th Century Building for 21st Energy: U of M Combined Heat and Power Plant

Summary The University of Minnesota's Combined Heat and Power Plant has a two-stage configuration: First, a natural gas-fired turbine will generate electricity, and second, a heat-recovery steam boiler will recover heat from combustion gases discharged by the turbine to generate steam. Our...


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The Rehabilitation of the Old Main Heating Plant at the University of Minnesota

Summary The Old Main Heating Plant was constructed in 1912 and provided steam to the University’s campus for 80 years. However, it was essentially abandoned after the South-East plant was purchased from the City in 1992. After 15 years of neglect, the University began an ambitious effort in...


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Campus Based Energy Security: The University of Minnesota's Master Energy Plan ensures energy security and price certainty while reducing its carbon footprint

Summary This presentation reviews the University of Minnesota’s objectives regarding energy, develops strategies to accomplish those objectives, and describes how these strategies were implemented. Speaker Matt Haakenstad, US Energy Services #EnergyEfficiency #UnitedStates ...