IDEA sincerely thanks the
many sponsors of this year’s
conference and trade show.
If you’re interested in becoming
a sponsor for the 99th Annual
Conference & Trade Show to be
held in Orlando, Fla., please
contact Tanya Kozel,
A panel of distinguished industry leaders, each representing a segment of IDEA membership, offered
their views on how environmental objectives and higher energy costs are shaping business trends
and changing operations strategies. Clearly, policy trends indicate favorable conditions for greater
energy efficiency and cleaner solutions. In many cases, IDEA members are “setting the pace and leading
lation that very week, and IDEA members
were exhorted to contact their Senators
to voice support for the respective titles.
(Unfortunately, the energy bill fell short
on a procedural vote and will be revisited
in coming weeks).
Once again, the technical program
featured world-class experts on district
energy technologies and business practices. Conference technical chairs Ann
McIver of Citizens Thermal Energy and
Tim Griffin of RMF Engineering assembled a full program of qualified and
engaging presentations and panel discussions. We are grateful and thank
them for their efforts!
The breakout technical sessions drew a large number of participants. This year IDEA offered a track
focused on hiring, motivating and retention of highly qualified personnel and featured discussion on
employee training and safety. On a parallel track, the Business Development Forum hosted a panel
discussion featuring real estate and community planning leaders from the Phoenix area to discuss topics
such as energy infrastructure, sustainable solutions and their perceptions of district energy systems.
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Alfa Laval Inc.
Baltimore Aircoil Company
Carrier Commercial Service
Carter & Burgess, Inc.
Climate Control-Middle East
Constellation Energy Projects &
Jennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC
Kattner Associates LLC
MAN TURBO Inc. USA
SNC Lavalin Gulf Contractors LLC
Stanley Consultants, Inc.
Thermo Systems LLC
Tower Tech Inc.
US Chiller Services
Wells Fargo Insurance Services