Decarbonizing and Centralizing Heating Systems: University Case Studies

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Many heating systems In California are transitioning from steam produced by natural gas burning boilers, to hot water produced by electricity via heat recovery chillers or electric boilers, to meet the new GHG emission standards. A study of the Stanford heat recovery chiller plant by the Architectural Engineering Institute found that it significantly increased efficiency, reduced carbon emissions, and reduced potable water use. This presentation demonstrates how the plant converted the campus from steam to Low Temperature Hot Water (LTHW) distribution, converted buildings from steam to LTHW heat exchanger, and provided alternate solutions for process steam. We will look at the Stanford campus conversion and the in-progress design at UC Davis. We will share the design and planning process of converting the distribution piping, including a synopsis of different pipe materials considered, hydraulic calculations, load evaluation, campus regional heat exchangers, building heat exchanger design criteria, expected building dT, and replacement for process steam in buildings.

Thursday 18 April 2019, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Price: $70. Discounts and fees may apply.

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