Jan. 25, 2018
- CEMS graduate student Kerry Wang won first place in the International District Energy Association (IDEA) CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest. The primary goal of the competition is to enhance general awareness among students of how their institutions’ district energy systems and their operators provide a reliable, economic, efficient and environmentally sound means of heating, cooling and powering their campuses. Competitors were tasked with making a short film about District Energy or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants used on university campuses. Wang’s video featured the University of Minnesota’s Main Energy Plant, which was completed in 2016, to convey how CHP provides more efficient energy use on campus. As the first place winner, Wang will receive a monetary award and be invited to attend the CampusEnergy2018 Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in March 2018. Additionally, a University of Minnesota Facilities Management staff member will receive a complimentary conference registration to attend the IDEA2018 Conference in Vancouver in June 2018, since the University of Minnesota is a participating IDEA member organization.
To learn more about the University of Minnesota's Main Energy Plant, please read this press release: https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/umns-new-main-energy-plant-helps-reduce-campus-emissions-50-percent
Related Link: http://z.umn.edu/CHPvideo