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Power from the Cows

Successful Farming Summary Before anaerobic digestion gained much traction across the dairy industry, Allen Farms had already proven the merits of the manure-handling and power-generating technology. “Our system was so much of a prototype in the beginning,” says Dave Allen, an Oshkosh,...

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UW System President Ray Cross offered unique Parkside tour

Jeffrey Zampanti, Kenosha News Summary SOMERS — University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross is north of 70 years old, and while he might look fantastic, even he admits there’s quite a bit of maintenance involved in keeping his body in tip-top condition. The same can be said for his...

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Advanced Microgrid a Natural Fit for Wisconsin Project

Darrell Proctor, Power Magazine Immersed in technology.The Immersion Center at the Bubolz nature preserve was built from a shipping container. It houses the electrical control center, electrolyzer and other key components that run and contribute to the clean energy microgrid and it also...

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Project Challenges When Extending Chilled Water/Steam Distribution on Multi-Ownership Medical Campus

Summary Presented at IDEA's Campus Energy Conference Distribution Workshop March 5, 2018. Speakers Jay Ehrfurth & Chris Schmitz, The Boldt Company #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2018 #Workshop #ThermalDistribution #Healthcare #TheBoldtCompany ...


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Advancing the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Thermal Systems

Summary Milwaukee Regional Medical Center has undertaken a complete overhaul of the thermal energy services to their campus of 25 buildings associated with the MRMC campus. With a goal of long-term cost effectiveness and best-in-class system reliability for both steam and chilled water, MRMC...


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Construction Considerations for a CHP Facility Conversion in a Clustered Urban Setting

Summary When the State of Wisconsin decided to change the UW-Madison coal plant conversion from biomass to natural gas, it eliminated many environmental concerns, but did not eliminate the construction difficulties of retrofitting a major CHP facility in a clustered urban/campus setting. This...


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Chilled Water Plant Expansion and Dispatch Techniques at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Summary Chilled water is provided to nearly 20.0 million gross square feet of University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) campus facilities plus several private customers by one of three utility plants; Charter Street, Walnut Street and West Campus Cogeneration. Since 2006, UW has added over 3.0...


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Large Campus Geothermal: Repurposing Energy

Summary This presentation examines Epic Systems Corporation's, a world-wide leader in medical records software development, geothermal system, which is the largest in the nation. Over 3.0 million square feet of building area, which consists of 20 buildings, is heated and cooled with 130°F...


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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - Sustainability Accelerator: Integrating Methane Digesters with Energy Efficiency for a Smarter Campus

Summary This presentation reviews the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's (UWO) partnerships with Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) and Viessmann Group/BIOFerm Energy Systems (BES) to accelerate campus commitments of establishing UWO as a leading sustainability campus. Recent recognition has included...