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LEED and District Energy: What's New in the Guidelines? Why Does it Matter to me?

The USGBC has now released an new version of LEED, version 4.1. This is the first version to include the impacts of source energy on a project’s LEED application. This will also impact how district energy is accounted for in that application. Attendees will learn the latest and greatest relative...

 06-30-2020 | 15:00 - 16:00 ET

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Managing Operations While Transitioning to Carbon Neutrality

Summary Cornell University explores the complex operating environment and the decisions necessary to operate its district utility systems in both an economic and sustainable manner. Discussions in this talk will include: why is it important set a price on carbon, and how can it be done; what...


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Flexible Grid-Integration with District Energy - What Are the Barriers?

Summary When district energy’s flexible integration with the electricity grid can integrate renewables, reduce costs and make the system more resilient, why is it not always happening? In this study, six experts + plant managers at ten US campuses share knowledge on barriers for flexible...


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High Tech Chiller for High Tech Facility

Summary As buildings are designed with more technology, it is valuable for the cooling equipment to also offer high tech solutions. We will review a case study from a medical center that features magnetic bearing chillers and talk to the performance and lower maintenance all with the...


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Field Erected Large Industrial Hot Water Generator Installation at the University of Virginia

Summary The University of Virginia has recently completed a project that installed a 100MMbtu/hr hot water generator. This project supports the LTHW conversion currently in progress and represents the first phase of the Main Heat Plant transition from steam to hot water. Additional heating...


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Evaluation of Campus Steam to Hot Water Conversion

Summary PSU's goal was to determine the energy, maintenance, and resulting carbon emission savings from converting the existing steam distribution system to a hot water distribution system. A study was conducted based on the existing campus heating distribution system condition consisting of...


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How Low Can You Go? Costs & Technical Considerations of Lower-Temp HW Building Conversion

Summary Shifting priorities and goals of university leadership reach ever deeper to obtain carbon reductions. Converting buildings to accept lower-temperature hot water has tremendous benefits, yet the costs and technicalities involved in this transition can be daunting. This presentation...


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Developing New Microgrids in Old Regulatory Environments

Track: Microgrid Workshop Speaker Chris Berendt, Faegre Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLC #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2020 #Microgrids #Workshop #Local Policy #PolicyandRegulation


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Climate Drivers for Microgrid Development: Role of Microgrids in Decarbonizing the Economy

Speakers Baird Brown, eco(n)law LLC Ted Borer, Princeton University #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2020 #Princeton #Microgrids #Workshop

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Campus - Utility Partnerships for Microgrids: Joint Base San Antonio Lackland Microgrid

Summary Campus owners rely on electric utilities due to their large electrical load requirements. Many campus owners are implementing microgrid solutions and coordinating with their electric utility in the process. There are many compelling reasons utilities should and are getting involved...