Nexterra launches $30 million program to commercialize new application
Vancouver, BC — Nexterra Energy announced on February 23rd a program to commercialize a new application of its biomass gasification technology to generate power and heat from small-scale plants (2 10 MWe) by direct-firing syngas into high efficiency gas engines.
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Trucking off the grid
When Eric Lange moved his transportation company into a 30-year-old, 70,000-square-foot office and warehouse space, he knew he'd need to make investments in upgrades. But it's unlikely even he realized how much would need to be done, and how much he'd save in the process.
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Energy-saving alternatives to generic low-e glass
By Bruce Lang
Generic low-e glass provides insulating performance of about R-4 in a world in which R-19 insulated walls are the norm. Property managers should know that there's a dramatic performance gap between what low-e glass provides and what green building practices promise in saving energy and reducing heating and air conditioning operating cost.
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Convergence & Controls: Mastering middleware for sustainability
By Ken Sinclair
What is middleware? Common definitions are that middleware is the ''glue'' between software components or between software and the network or it is the slash in Client/Server. Middleware is used to connect applications to other applications.
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In Conversation with Doug Harman of Ivanhoe Cambridge
Ivanhoe Cambridge is a large Canadian-based property owner, manager and developer. Its international real estate portfolio consists of more than 44 million square feet of retail space and includes around 70 regional and super-regional shopping centres. With this large portfolio, the company must be creative in managing its buildings' energy and resource use due to the number and variety of its tenants. Doing so successfully has been a team effort, but Doug Harman’s enthusiasm for everything green made him a natural fit to champion the company's environmental initiatives.
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OPA's CHP RFP doesn't deliver the goods, says Casten
On January 19th, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) announced a new power-related program that is meant to serve both Ontario's electricity users and the province's industrial backbone. The initiative, called Combined Heat and Power III (CHP III), is part of an integrated effort to support the provincial government's aggressive conservation and renewable energy targets. However, not all observers believe the proposal will succeed. Thomas Casten, Chairman of Recycled Energy Development LLC and an Energy Management columnist, was unimpressed by the announcement.
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