district energy fits in the range of energy and
Ultimately, as we advance in our careers,
IDEA also offers a platform to give something back to the industry. As the young cubs
become the venerable old lions, many of us
can share years of experience to help coach
successors and new participants. IDEA provides
a forum for continuous learning, but also a
venue for career growth. Helping a colleague
over a hurdle you’ve already straddled is both
rewarding and enriching. In this way, IDEA
allows industry professionals to both give
We are pleased that so many have chosen
to participate in IDEA and our conferences
over the years – and we look forward to
hosting you at the marketing and distribution
workshops in early November in Phoenix, the
Campus Energy Conference in February in
Albuquerque, and the 97th Annual Conference
& Trade Show next June in Nashville.
Robert P. Thornton
Column also available at
CALL FOR PAPERS
February 21-24, 2006
The Hyatt Regency
IDEA is seeking presenters for the 19th Annual Campus Energy Conference to be held Feb. 21-24,
2006, in Albuquerque, N.M.
If you are interested, please submit a 50-75 word abstract of your proposed presentation to
Conference Technical Chair Scott Clark or Rob Thornton at IDEA by Fri., Sept. 23, 2005.
The full paper/presentation is due Fri., Dec. 9.
You may address one of the following topics – or propose one of your own:
Case studies of central plants (colleges/universities, airports,
Campus cooling and thermal storage systems
Combined heat and power/cogeneration
Master planning – infrastructure design and system expansion
LEED® designation and sustainable campus initiatives
Emissions reduction credits and environmental strategies
Fuel and power procurement/alternative fuels
Innovative distribution system design/construction
Operations, distribution, maintenance, staffing – training, development and scheduling
The University of
Sponsored by IDEA’s
Send abstracts by Fri., Sept. 23, to Scott Clark, Carter-Burgess, email@example.com OR
Rob Thornton, IDEA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Download author/presenter guidelines from www.districtenergy.org/calendar.htm
Submit final paper/presentation by Fri., Dec. 9, 2005
Questions? Scott Clark (817) 735-6038, Rob Thornton (508) 366-9339
Exhibitors: A limited number of tabletop exhibits are available to IDEA members who are already
committed to exhibit at IDEA’s 97th Annual Conference & Trade Show in Nashville, June 2006.
Please contact Tanya Kozel at (410) 518-6676 or email@example.com.