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UMN Distribution Piping Assessment Utilizing Advanced Guided Wave Technology

Summary The University of Minnesota (UMN) wanted to assess their underground distribution system to evaluate corrosion degradation. The underground system is composed of a buried “pipe within a pipe” system similar to Ric-Will or Perma-Pipe type construction. Since the system is direct buried,...

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Ever-Green Energy Announces Winners of Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality Program

Ashley Aram, University of Minnesota Morris Summary Saint Paul, Minn.—Ever-Green Energy today announced that the College of Saint Benedict, the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota Morris have been selected for the organization's Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality program ....


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Greener, more-powerful co-generation energy plant at University of Minnesota is proxy for a more-efficient, job-producing economy

Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune Summary The born-again, century-old “Old Main Heating Plant” on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota is a proxy for a greener Minnesota’s economy. That’s a job-producing, smog-reducing trend that also combats climate change that’s warming the...


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CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Minnesota

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 2018 winner from the University of Minnesota shares...


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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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