US Department of Commerce “One on One Meetings” – Washington
8:00 am – 8:15 am
Conference Opening – Local Energy, Global Solution
Greeting and Introductions – Robert Thornton, President, IDEA Welcome to IDEA’s 100th Annual Conference – Dennis Fotinos, IDEA Chair & CEO, Enwave Energy Corp. Technical Program Recognition – David Musto, Conference Technical Chair & Principal, Thermo Systems, Inc. Welcome to Washington, DC – David Mbonu, Conference Host & Director, GSA Heating Operations Transmission District
8:15 am – 9: 30 am
Conference Opening Plenary Session
District Energy/CHP: Local Energy, Global Solution – Why Not Now? - A special video presentation
Plenary session speakers included Phil Sharp, president of Resources for the Future; Olivier Barbaroux, chairman of Veolia Energy-Dalkia; and Thomas Casten, chairman of Recycled Energy Development Ltd. Moderator: Robert Thornton, IDEA President.
The Perfect Storm for District Energy? - Convergence of Energy and Environmental Policies – The Honorable Philip Sharp, President, Resources for the Future and former Member of Congress from Indiana. Sharp's Resources for the Future is the oldest Washington think tank devoted exclusively to policy analysis on energy, environmental and natural resource issues. He previously served 11 terms as a Congressman from Indiana with key appointments to energy and environment committees.
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District Energy – Essential Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities: Delivering Efficiency, Reliability and Environmental Benefits on an Urban Scale - Olivier Barbaroux, Chairman and CEO, Veolia EnergyBarbaroux reports that Paris-based Veolia Energy-Dalkia has 52,800 employees in 41 countries and operates 800 urban and local heating and cooling systems. The company has combined managed revenue of $11.9 billion (8.6 billion euro). In 2008, Dalkia prevented the discharge of 5.6 million tonnes of CO2, a reduction of 20 percent more than 2007.
Listen to Olivier Barbaroux's presentation here:
A Call To Action to Increase Efficiency, Enhance Energy Security and Avert Climate Change- Thomas Casten, Chairman, Recycled Energy Development, LLC. Casten has spent 30 years developing and operating combined heat and power plants as a way to lower carbon dioxide emissions and save money. Casten has co-authored "Getting the Most from Energy" with Phil Schew, where they conclude "we can't afford to send the large majority of our energy unused, into the sky."
Listen to Tom Casten's presentation here:
IDEA Industry Video: District Energy - Now's the Time
During the conference, IDEA premiered a new industry video, "District Energy--Now's the Time!".
A Changing Climate for Energy & Environmental Policy – What’s Next on the Road to Copenhagen?A panel discussion on emerging US energy and environmental policies, the new momentum for local, clean energy to spur global economic recovery, and lessons learned from emissions trading schemes (ETS) in Europe as the US moves closer toward carbon emissions regulations.
Panelists:Janet Anderson, Senior Technology and Policy Advisor, Van Ness Feldman, Kyle Danish, Member, Van Ness Feldman; Sabine Froning, Managing Director, Euroheat & Power; John Jimison, Counsel, House Energy and Commerce Committee; Douglas Kaempf, Program Manager, Industrial Technologies Program, US Department of Energy
Moderator: Mark Spurr, IDEA Legislative Director
11:10 am – 12:15 pm
Global Industry Perspectives – Investing in Infrastructure, Moving District Energy Forward Senior utility executives discuss the changing landscape for district energy systems as customers look to “green” their buildings, adapt to volatile real estate markets, and seek lower carbon solutions.
Industry Leaders Panel – IDEA Business Partner Executives explore how government programs and regulations are impacting new business development, emerging market trends, new client needs, and an evolving business model in this new era of green solutions, tight capital and volatile energy markets.
Invited panelists include:Don Eppelheimer, Trane; Anwar Hassan, Johnson Controls, Inc.; Kurt Liebendorfer, Stellar; Chris Lyons, Solar Turbines; Edward Mardiat, Burns & McDonnell; David Musto, Thermo Systems, Inc.
Moderator: Robert Thornton, President, IDEA
4:10pm – 5:30 pm
IDEA Systems of the Year – Each year since 1993, IDEA member systems have competed for the coveted System of the Year Award. This session brings together all past Award Winners to discuss innovation, energy efficiency, and exemplary customer service in providing “best in class” services in cities and on campuses.
IDEA Annual Business Meeting, Awards and Recognition Luncheon U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award to EVAPCO – Presented by the Honorable Gary Locke, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Full video of Secretary Locke's remarks about district energy:
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
IDEA How -To Symposiums – In Depth Training Workshops
District Energy and LEED
How to Support Customer LEED Applications
Overview of the LEED Program and its Impact
New Guidelines for District Energy, CHP & TES
LEED Requirements for Modeling District Energy
Investing In Your System To Attract Customers
Marketing your System to Building Owners and Architects & Engineers
Developing Winning Strategies
Session will include building and plant energy modeling demonstrations from an expert modeler.