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GEMM February Newsletter

Updated: Feb 27




Keeping you informed on the latest in renewable energy and sustainability.


Welcome to the February issue of the GEMM Energy Newsletter. We aim to keep you updated on the newest developments in renewable energy, sustainability initiatives, spotlight GEMM's ongoing initiatives, and offer insights that contribute to a better future.

 

DOE Boosts Decarbonization Efforts with $254M Funding for Industry Projects:

The Department of Energy is investing $171 million in 49 projects across 21 states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fast-track decarbonization in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. An additional $83 million is allocated for hard-to-decarbonize industries, aligning with the Biden-Harris administration's goal for a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. This initiative aims to foster innovation in industrial heat decarbonization and clean fuel production, demonstrating a broad strategy to address industrial emissions. 


To read more click here.

 

Revolutionizing Sustainability: AI's Role in Coca-Cola's Abu Dhabi Plant Efficiency

In Abu Dhabi, a Coca-Cola bottling plant was able to improve its efficiency using AI software from Canadian startup Pani Energy. The software provides real-time operational data, which allows for quick decision-making and has led to a 3% improvement in energy and water use ratios. Pani's AI was also able to prevent a $10,000 filtration membrane damage. The plant aims to further reduce water usage with plans to integrate Pani across all water processes for enhanced visibility and efficiency. Pani Energy focuses on decarbonizing the water industry, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly by 2032.


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Exploring the Future: 10 Pioneering Architecture Trends for 2024 

  • Sustainable Design: Prioritizing environmentally friendly materials and energy-efficient designs for a greener future.

  • Smart Buildings: Utilizing advanced technology and IoT to create more interactive and efficient living spaces.

  • Modular Construction: Embracing pre-fabricated elements for faster, less wasteful building processes.

  • Biophilic Design: Integrating natural elements into urban environments to enhance well-being.

  • Adaptive Reuse: Repurposing existing structures for new uses, preserving history while innovating for the future.

  • Minimalist Aesthetics: Simplifying design elements to focus on functionality and uncluttered beauty.

  • 3D Printing in Construction: Leveraging cutting-edge printing techniques for more creative and efficient construction methods.

  • Community-centric Spaces: Designing public spaces that foster social interaction and a sense of community.

  • Climate-Adaptive Architecture: Developing buildings that can withstand and adapt to the changing climate.

  • Mixed-use Developments: Combining residential, commercial, and cultural spaces for vibrant, multifunctional urban environments.

For a detailed exploration of these trends, read the full article here.

 

New Hampshire's Collective Approach to Affordable Electricity

New Hampshire’s Community Power Coalition is enabling towns to collectively purchase electricity, in doing so it has significantly lowered rates for its members. As of February 1, rates dropped to 8.1 cents per kWh which is a 26% decrease, with an estimated $3.2 million in savings expected over six months. The coalition, now the state’s second-largest electricity supplier, leverages flexible procurement strategies to secure competitive rates, with an option for customers to choose higher renewable content at slightly higher rates. This model also fosters community-led energy projects, enhancing local energy efficiency and sustainability efforts.


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GEMM Transforms Old School into a Luxury Multipurpose Building

In Upstate New York, GEMM is spearheading a significant project to transform an abandoned school building into an award-winning, historic energy project. The transformation will include the town’s city hall, luxury apartments, a performing arts center, a restaurant, and more!

 

GEMM's Energy Masterplanning delivered technical and financial strategies that demonstrated substantial energy saving and off-grid capabilities - protecting the building from power outages. 

 

As we continue to guide this transformation, we are not just looking forward to what the future holds; we are actively shaping it with innovative solutions and sustainable practices


Stay connected for updates as we turn vision into reality

 

We're excited to continue this journey with you, by sharing news and insights on sustainability and progressing our path toward a better future. Stay tuned for our newsletter next month.


Best Regards,

Nabil Rezqui

Grid & Energy Masterplanning

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