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Wake Forest Aims to Reduce Emissions

Nicole Mackey, Old Gold & Black Summary The heating and chilled-water plants are essential to providing about 75 buildings on the main campus of Wake Forest with three of the four central utilities: heating, cooling and water. Students usually only think about these components when...


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To get to net zero, cities need to think wider than buildings

Tom Sieniewicz, NBBJ Design Source: Smart Cities Dive Summary The City of Boston recently made headlines for an ambitious plan to mandate all new city-owned buildings to be carbon neutra l, part of a wider plan for the city to achieve net zero status by 2050. The attention on this...


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College conducts tests for applicability of new geoexchange system

Andrew Sasser, The Dartmouth Summary As students walk across the Green over the next few days, they may notice another fenced-off, ongoing campus project. Earlier this week, the College commenced drilling wells on the Green to learn more about the viability of a geoexchange system at the...


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Jason Kita: Richmond energy system leads municipal climate change fight

Municipal World Summary The City of Richmond ’s award-winning district energy project, at least as Jason Kita sees it, strongly positions the British Columbia municipality as a North American leader in finding innovative solutions to the growing climate change emergency. Kita, Director of...


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Heat networks offer ready-made solution for Scotland

The Inverness Courier Summary A new study showing that existing renewable technology could be used to heat more than 450,000 homes in Scotland by 2030 has been published. The research, commissioned by industry body Scottish Renewables, found 46 potential heat network projects across Scotland...


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Network cooling solutions among EPEE's sustainability priorities

RAC Summary Networked cooling systems, paired with energy storage technology and renewable power are seen as vital steps to becoming a more sustainable sector A combined focus on district cooling solutions and embracing low carbon energy and storage solutions are identified by the...


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Rolls-Royce signs a deal for the supply of gas-powered gensets

Smart Energy International Summary The Power Systems business unit of technology group Rolls-Royce sealed a contract of cooperation with 2G Energy, specialist in gas-powered generator sets and CHP modules based in Heek in North Rhine-Westphalia. The contract covers the mutual supply of...


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Park company offering free calculating energy requirements software

Travis Dosser, RIPPLE Summary A Sherwood Park-based company is becoming a well-known name in alternative energy solutions. GSS Integrated Energy LTD. has been in the community since 2007 when it started as a geothermal company that began evolving into a thermal micro-grid developer for...


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Giant Water Battery Cuts University's Energy Costs by $100 Million Over Next 25 Years

Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch Summary A giant water battery that stands three-stories high will help The University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia reach its goal to be carbon neutral by 2025. The Queensland university's ambitious target date got a boon from the success of the experimental...


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Helsinki's utility accelerates pace to sustainable heating

Smart Energy International Summary The City of Helsinki’s energy company, HELEN, is avidly seeking ways of moving away from fossil-based heat generation, particularly from coal-burning plants. “The Hanasaari coal-fired combined heat and power plant will be closed by the end of 2024. We...