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Generation redesigned: Increase plant efficiency and rethink heat generation. Discussion topics will include condensing boilers, heat recovery chillers, heat pumps, CO2 water heating, strategies to optimize the plant operation, solar thermal hot water, and waste to energy. 

Please share your ideas on how to generate heat without burning fossil fuels. 

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Charlie Ruschke
Decarbonization Engineering Intern
Hi Everyone! I'm excited to present to you a peek of what I've been working on. If you were ever curious about if your facility should electrify or how/when the grid will near zero-emission, this is a piece for you!!... (More)

I don't know of any hospitals in the US who have used solar thermal and liked it. I remember talking with people who experimented with systems during the 70s and found the systems did not work well, or took a... (More)

Charlie Ruschke
Decarbonization Engineering Intern

Throwback Thursday!

Remember the first time you heard the term 'World Wide Web'... remember how SLOOOOOW it was (I can only imagine)? Amazing how something with the initial reaction of "Vague, but exciting..." would completely transform how we live. Is there a... (More)

Central Plant

What do we know about "real" boiler loads and heating loads?


It seems like boilers, in a lot of cases, are not sized well to match their duty.

We've been trying to look at data on heating systems, Load = GPM * DT, and then comparing that to monthly natural... (More)