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The resources listed below provide in-depth background and analysis on the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) project. Please contact Ron Gawer if you have any questions on analysis and approach.
- UNEP Report: District Energy in Cities
This document from the United Nations Environment Programme discusses energy efficiency programs at the district level and the potential benefits of many innovations that the SESI project incorporates, such as heat recovery and renewable energy.
- International Energy Agency Technology Roadmap for Energy Efficient Buildings
Heating and Cooling Equipment
- SESI Design Fly-Through - MP4/VIDEO
View a fly-through video of the SESI facility design
- ZGF Architects Brochure
This brochure created by the architects of the Central Energy Facility showcases the innovations and design
- Stanford Energy System Innovations: General Information - PDF
This background document provides an executive summary of the SESI project, as well as a more detailed overview of the system's benefits, challenges, and opportunities for future development.
- Efficiency and Environmental Comparisons - PDF
This presentation provides a comparative overview of environmental and efficiency benefits between Stanford's former energy system (combined heat and power, fueled by natural gas) and the SESI energy system (separate heat and power, including combined heating and cooling fueled by electricity).
- Stanford Energy System Innovations: Central Energy Plant Optimization Model (CEPOM) - PDF
This presentation explains concepts behind the computerized tool to model, design, operate and verify performance efficiency for central energy facilities like the one implemented through SESI. Projected electricity demand savings data as a result of the CEPOM application is also provided.
- Stanford Energy System Innovations: Steam to Hot Water Conversion - Reuse Considerations - PDF
This document outlines the considerations that went into the potential reuse of the steam distribution system as part of the SESI project, and the ultimate implementation plan that was arrived at as a result of those investigations.