Harvard Rolls Out
IDEA’s 21st Annual
Campus Energy Conference
From beginning to end, Harvard
University was an enthusiastic host
of the 21st Annual Campus Energy
Conference in Boston Feb. 12-15. Themed
“Clean Energy, Sustainable Campus,” the
event attracted a record-setting 450 attendees. While some may have scoffed at the
notion of visiting Boston in mid-winter,
the hot topics and warm collegial relationships served to make all feel at home
despite frigid outside temperatures.
Technical Chair Russell Price, vice
president, Stanley Consultants, opened
the conference with some entertaining
remarks and thanked all the presenters
and panelists for their contributions.
Every year at this conference the quality
of technical content is exceptional, and
2008 saw a record response to call for
papers, resulting in a three-track program to accommodate member interest.
All conference photos Brian Phillips Photography.
Harvard’s Doug Garron, director,
engineering and utilities, warmly welcomed IDEA delegates to Boston and
introduced Thomas Vautin, assistant
vice president of University Operations
Services, to provide an overview of
Harvard’s long-standing commitment to
sustainable campus operations. Vautin,
Shown here at the opening general session, a record 450 district energy professionals attended IDEA’s
21st Annual Campus Energy Conference in Boston.