20th Annual Campus Energy Conference Wrapup
Campus Conference Targets
IDEA’s 20th Annual Campus Energy Conference, hosted by and manmade disasters and Mother Nature’s worst weather.
Thermal Energy Corporation Corp. (TECO) and Rice University, This information is crucial for campus energy systems that sup-drew more than 340 attendees to Houston, Texas, Feb. 27-March 2, ply thermal and electricity services to mission-critical facilities
2007, to discuss the challenges and responsibilities of operating like hospitals, research centers and tertiary-care facilities.
mission-critical campus energy systems. Houston was an ideal venue for this topic in light of recent
Participation and enthusiasm have been growing each year events related to record flooding, hurricanes and evacuation of
for this conference, and IDEA thanks our many presenters, pan- disaster victims. The workshop’s presentations are available at
elists, exhibitors and sponsors for their contributions to yet www.districtenergy.org/07CampusConfProceedings.htm.
another successful meeting. Special recognition goes to Lynn The conference proceedings, also online, feature presenta-Crawford of Carter & tions on such topics
Burgess for his excel- as campus master
lent leadership as planning, district cool-conference technical ing and thermal stor-chair and workshop age, operations and
moderator. fuel strategies. Ferman
With its theme Milster of the Universi-
“Critical Energy, ty of Iowa moderated
Critical Needs,” the an excellent panel
conference opened discussion on fuel-with a one-day work- procurement strate-shop on emergency gies – an especially
preparedness and timely topic given
response. The session today’s volatile fuel
focused on experience- costs.
based strategies and Tom Frankiewicz
systems designed to of the U.S. Environ-
harden facilities in More than 340 attendees came to Houston, Texas, for IDEA’s Campus Energy Conference. We mental Protection
preparation for natural were pleased to welcome more than 60 first-time IDEA conference attendees. Agency’s Combined