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SESI represents a transformation of university energy supply from a 100 percent fossil-fuel-based combined heat and power plant to grid-sourced electricity and a more efficient electric heat recovery system. Although developed independently by Stanford from 2009 to 2011, SESI may be the first large-scale example in the world that employs the technology roadmap for building heating and coolingrecommended by the International Energy Agency, which the United Nations Environment Programme also recently discussed in a comprehensive report for district-level implementation. This new system, along with Stanford’s solar power procurement, is anticipated to reduce campus emissions approximately 68% from current levels and save 15% of campus potable water. See remarks from Stanford University President John Hennessy at the new Central Energy Facility unveiling.


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