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Clearway Energy Center San Francisco Receives 2019 IDEA Innovation Award

Gordon Judd from Clearway Energy Center San Francisco (middle) receives IDEA's 2019 Innovation Award from IDEA President Rob Thornton (right) and Bob Smith, RMF Engineering (left) at IDEA's 110th Annual Conference & Trade Show on June 26th in Pittsburgh, PA. Clearway Energy Center San...


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What's Keeping Energy Leaders Up at Night? Campus Energy Leaders and Business Partner Experts Discuss at CampusEnergy2019

The CampusEnergy2019 conference program opened Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, with a panel discussion moderated by IDEA CEO, Rob Thornton. Campus energy leaders and business partner experts provided insights on de-carbonizing, resiliency, awareness, modernizing, partnering, and the future. ...


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The Evolution of the University of Texas at Austin Cooling System & How to Apply their Successes to District Energy Systems

Summary The session will provide a historical perspective and the optimization methodologies used to improve the 60,000 ton chilled water system at UT Austin over the last decade. Actual results over the last seven years will be presented and the session will cover targeted approaches such as...

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Using an Intelligent Predictive Maintenance Tool for Detecting & Predicting Equipment Failures at the University of Texas of Austin

Summary UT-Austin took the next step in turning data into actionable intelligence by adopting HanPHI, HanAra’s predictive maintenance solution. UT-Austin recently expanded HanPHI from its CHP into its chilling stations and now receives early warnings of potential failures throughout the complex...

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Innovative FRP Composites Wrap Up Structural Repairs on Campuses

New wet-layup tunnel repair method proves faster, less expensive and far less disruptive of academic activities than conventional repair methods Workers apply carbon fiber mats soaked in epoxy resin to stabilize the tunnels that crisscross under the University of Arizona campus. TUSCON...

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The Evolution of the University of Texas at Austin Cooling System & How to Apply their Successes to District Energy Systems in the Middle East

Speakers Juan Ontiveros, University of Texas at Austin Ben Erpelding, Optimum Energy #ConferenceProceeding #CoolingConference #2018 #UniversityofTexasAustin #DistrictCooling #Operations #Optimization #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign

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Austin wades out of historic floods, looks to expand water sources

Alyssa Goard, KXAN.com Summary AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Austin is returning to normalcy following historic flooding, silt-filled water overwhelming city water intake plants and a city-wide water boil notice. However, those events and the stress they caused are still at the forefront as Austin...


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Natural Gas and Wind Dominate U.S. LCOE Landscape, Interactive Map Shows

Sonal Patel, Power Summary Natural gas combined cycle, wind, and residential solar photovoltaic technologies may be the least-expensive way to generate power across a wide swathe of the U.S., an interactive map published and recently updated by the University of Texas (UT) at Austin’s Energy...


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University of Texas at Austin wins 2018 System of the Year Award

System of the Year 2018 The 2018 System of the Year Award was presented by Bob Smith of RMF Engineering at the conclusion of IDEA's 109th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver, BC, on June 13, 2018. Bob Smith noted that “UT Austin serves as paragon of efficiency and innovation...

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Making the Most of Your Assets

Summary Workshop 2 Session Speakers Juan Ontiveros, University of Texas at Austin #2018 #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #Workshop #DistrictCooling #UniversityofTexasAustin

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