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Zero carbon heat for Gateshead

Gateshead Council Summary A bold new strategy to deliver zero carbon heating for Gateshead in just nine years has been approved by the council's cabinet today. Nationally, the Government is aiming for the UK as a whole to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050 and has adopted a Clean...


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Vicinity Energy Moves Closer Toward Net Zero Carbon Goal in Baltimore with Shift to 100% Carbon-Free Electricity

Vicinity Summary Vicinity Energy , owner of the nation’s largest portfolio of district energy systems, announces that all the electricity the company purchases for its Baltimore District operations is now carbon-free. Vicinity has entered into an agreement with Constellation , a...


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Heating plant at SFU cuts buildings' carbon emissions by 80 per cent

MSN News Summary A new biomass plant on Burnaby Mountain has reduced greenhouse gas emissions from buildings by 80 per cent at SFU’s Burnaby campus and by a similar amount at buildings at the neighbouring UniverCity. The $33-million district energy system uses wood chips as a low carbon...


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Getting closer to carbon-neutral: District systems share warmth and cooling

The Globe and Mail Summary It’s one thing to aim to make a building carbon-neutral, but the challenge expands when you look to share the warmth with entire communities. A couple of innovative developments in Canada are getting closer to zero net carbon by getting nature to provide much of...


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How the developer of a $1.4 billion real estate project plans to track its lofty goals

Fast Company Summary The plan for a major new $1.4 billion development on the waterfront in downtown Ottawa started like many big real estate projects, with the simple balancing of risk and return. Dream , the developer behind the project and one of Canada’s biggest real estate companies...


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Cimco Completes Low-Charge Ammonia Heating/Cooling System for Canadian Community

Ammonia21 Summary Cimco Refrigeration, a Toronto, Canada-based industrial refrigeration contractor, has completed a low-charge ammonia/NH 3 (R717) heating/cooling system, to be linked to a district energy-sharing system for a planned community of 30,000 residents in Edmonton, Canada. ...


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Shoreline Energy Advisors Completes Development Cycle for Bridgeport Microgrid

Cision Summary Shoreline Energy Advisors (Shoreline) announces the sale of all Partnership Interests in the Bridgeport Micro-Grid LLC. Shoreline was the initial developer for the City of Bridgeport’s participation in the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment Protection’s ground...


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“De-Infrastructuring” in the Era of the 15-Minute City

Urbanland Summary The concept of the “15-minute city”—in which all human needs are within reach by walking or bicycling for 15 minutes or less—has gained momentum among urbanists, planners, designers, and policymakers. Brought to popularity by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo , who made it a...


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Duluth’s Environmental Initiative Recognized for Carbon Reductions

Fox21 Summary The city of Duluth was recognized today for their efforts on going green. The city was announced as the winners of the the Environmental Initiative Energy and Climate award for their work on the steam plant. Back in 2018 the city of Duluth and their partners replaced...


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IDEA2021 Registration is Now Open!

This is an announcement we've been waiting to make for a long time. Registration for IDEA2021 is now open . By the time we convene in Austin, TX for IDEA2021 , September 27-29, it will have been more than 2 years since our last in-person Annual Conference. This will be a great...