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WPI sets up new Energy Sustainability Project

WORCESTER — Worcester Polytechnic Institute has established its Energy Sustainability Project Center that will help to coordinate and support undergraduate student project work in all aspects of energy and across all areas of academic inquiry at WPI. The center will begin its operations on WPI’s campus and initiate the process of establishing one or more [...]

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Balancing Budget with Sustainability

First started in 2002 with 14 teams from around the globe competing, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. Since 2005, the competition has taken place biennially. This year’s Solar Decathlon was held October 3-13 at Orange County [...]

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ZephIR LiDAR Signs New Distribution Agreement with Chinese

ZephIR Lidar have signed a new distributor agreement with Chinese firm Beijing New Energy Technologies (BNET). The deal will allow ZephIR to tap further into the Chinese wind market. The partnership sees ZephIR Lidar and BNET bring the ZephIR Dual Mode (DM) to the Chinese market for the first time. The DM provides turbine-mounted wind [...]

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Energy Mapping Firm Greatly Expands Power Transmission Data

HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ – Energy mapping and data provider, MAPSearch®, announced that they have successfully digitized and added data from over 700 electric power transmission projects to their mapping database in 2013.  “PennWell’s acquisition of TransmissionHub and GenerationHub market intelligence services late last year gave us access to the most comprehensive set of [...]

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New Garland Service Provides Scientific Analysis of Building Envelope

Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Garland now offers a comprehensive, scientific building envelope evaluation service that helps a building owner determine the best energy-cost-reducing options for roof and wall remediation projects. The service is offered through the Garland Engineering Services Group. According to John Pierson, PE, manager of the Engineering Services Group, “Building owners [...]

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Mapping Mangroves for Our Carbon Future

A new study of 35 countries maps out the amount of carbon stored by mangrove ecosystems in various parts of the world in hopes of learning from the mangrove’s elusive carbon-storing system courtesy of Mother Nature. Mapping these mangrove hotspots is critical to our energy future, scientists say, because understanding how they store carbon could [...]

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Understanding Buildings Is Key to Sustainability

IRVINE, CA-Understanding that every building is different—from the perspectives of occupancy, design and technology—is one of the first steps in evaluating a building’s energy usage to further cost savings, said speakers at the recent Bank of America-sponsored US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon and XPO at the Orange County Great Park. It’s necessary to take [...]

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Smart grid lab coming to Ryerson

Ryerson University is partnering with Schneider Electric to create Canada’s first university smart grid laboratory, set to open in July 2014. The laboratory will be housed at Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy (CUE), and serve as a research hub for smart grid testing. Smart grids collect information on a client’s energy consumption behaviours. Unlike traditional [...]

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Application of Smart Grid Technology Requires Skilled GIS Professionals to Manage an Energy-Efficient Future

AURORA, Colo. – October 21, 2013 – Geographic information systems (GIS) play an important role to help the utilities industry manage the smart grid for an energy-smart future. And that means there is a growing need for professionals with a solid foundation in GIS technology to monitor electrical distribution systems, analyze power usage and plan [...]

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Power grid 3 times longer than highway

The U.S. has more than 150,000 miles of high voltage electricity transmission lines strung from towers across the country. An electricity insurance policy These lines form a national transmission grid, which is further broken-down into eight sub-grids — one of those being the original PJM (Pennsylvania-Jersey-Maryland) grid. To furnish better reliability against Atlantic Coast Storms, [...]

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