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Form & Function, Large Scale CHP in an Urban Environment

Summary MIT has undertaken a 44 MW CHP plant expansion to address greenhouse gas emissions and improve system resiliency. The significant scale of this facility creates many challenges to be addressed by the project team including coordination of the required site aesthetics with the mission...


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Challenge: Can a District Heating System Cut City Water Use by 80%?

Summary Focus on water conservation in California, the district heating system needed to find a way to reduce boiler makeup water use. With a grant from City of San Francisco, participation from BART, NRG is installing new groundwater recovery system to a nearby subway station that could reduce...


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Energy Efficiency vs. Risk Mitigation: Converting a Pharma Campus from Individual Building to District Cooling

Speakers Linda Hamdan, Vanderweil Engineers Michael Morehead #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #DistrictCooling #Vanderweil #SanFrancisco

3A.1_Hamdan_ Morehead.pdf

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Ammonia Refrigeration and Risk Mitigation for District Cooling Applications

Speakers Chris Hastings, Vanderweil Engineers #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #DistrictCooling #Vanderweil #AmmoniaRefrigeration #RiskMitigation


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How to Use CHP to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in a Low Carbon Utility

Speakers Bryce MacMartin, Vanderweil Engineers #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #CHP #Vanderweil #ProjectPlanning


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Combined Heat and Power: A Total Energy Solution for Mining and Minerals, Separation Chemical Process Plants

Summary Mining and minerals separation plants with extensive chemical processes rely heavily on electrical power and require large quantities of high pressure steam. Yet, majority of these facilities are likely to be located in remote areas, far from reliable utility grid power sources,...

6A.2_Brooks, Demirchian.pdf

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Algonquin Power Installs New CHP in only 8 Months & Achieves 82% Annual CHP Efficiency

Summary The presentation highlights challenges and lessons learned from Algonquin Power's CHP installation project. Speaker Chistoper Hastings, Vanderweil Power Group #2015 #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #CHP #Vanderweil #Industrial #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign ...


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How Can You Ensure Your CHP Commissioning is Effective? Tools & Lessons Learned

Summary The Problem Roles & Responsibilities Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build What Needs to Happen and When? Tools and Where To Get Them Top Lessons Learned Speakers Jeff Duncan, Vanderweil Engineers #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #Vanderweil ...


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Micro Grid - Harding, Expansion and Maintenance - Sustainable Approach to Resiliency

Summary Since New York University has embarked on a Greening of the Campus. First was the re-powering of the 1960 Co generation system and expansion of the 4160V Micro Grid system. During the Super Storm Sandy the system remained operational and rode through the Manhattan power outage. After...

4A.1_Thornton, Kushner.pdf

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How Project Collaboration Can Achieve “Best in Class” Results

Summary The University of New Mexico, Ford Utilities had planned to complete a 7 MW expansion to their existing 9 MW combined-cycle cogeneration plant. Like on many University campuses, funding and space were “very tight” so a project execution approach had to be structured that would meet the...

5B.1_Duncan, Schuster.pdf