Sofame was invited to present an investor update on local TV on March 17, 2013.
Energy planning at Princeton University dates back to 1753 when the FitzRandolph family and others deeded 10 acres of property for the construction of the first buildings of what is now Princeton University; the gift included “200 acres of woodland for fuel”. In 1876, four years after the first boilers were installed on campus, they were relocated and coupled with a steam-driven generator. The move enabled the university to generate power and use exhaust steam to heat nearby buildings – an early example of district heating and combined heat and power. A new plant was built in 1996 to meet peak campus demands of 205,000 lbs/hr of steam, 13,000 tons of cooling and 25MW of electric power for the campus population of 10,000. In mid-2009, the power plant is installing a Sofame Percotherm® system that is expected to lower fuel consumption an additional 11% and reduce carbon emissions by 5,000 tons annually.
Reproduced with permission from the International District Energy Association Magazine
Montreal, October 1, 2009 (TSX-V: SDW) -- In July, McKinsey & Co. released a new report on Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the US. The conclusion states that persistent barriers have restrained investments in over 100 million buildings that could result in $1.2 trillion in annual savings or 23% of the annual demand for energy in the US. US Energy Secretary Chu wrote an editorial in a Washington DC newspaper in July calling energy efficiency not just low hanging fruit but "lying on the ground"...Read more
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Growing interest in Sofame's high-efficiency direct-contact technology
ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) has recognized Sofame with awards in 1999, and in 2004 and 2011 for technology innovation. Over 320 large systems installed!
Sofame, a member of IDEA, custom-engineers and manufactures innovative high-efficiency direct-contact water heating and flue gas heat recovery products. The company was founded in 1984. See a presentation on the history of district heating at Princeton University.
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