Felicia Ruiz, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency CHP Partnership, presented a Partnership Certificate to Chuck Heidt, supervising engineer, Gainesville Regional Utilities,
and (right) an EPA CHP ENERGY STAR Award
to Jeffrey Zumwalt, associate director of
utilities, University of New Mexico (UNM).
Zumwalt encouraged IDEA members to participate in the EPA CHP program and
thanked his UNM colleagues for their efforts
to produce cleaner, more reliable and efficient
energy for the Albuquerque campus.
facility that Harvard purchased in 2003
from the local utility, featured a new
replacement boiler and other systems
upgrades. Another tour site was the newly
constructed Northwest Science Building,
which houses laboratory and classroom
space as well as a new district chilled-water plant located 67 ft below grade,
which ties into the main Harvard chilled-water network.
The tour also included the three-building renovation of office space at 46
Blackstone St. – for which Harvard University Operations Services earned a LEED®
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design) Platinum rating. Tour members
received an impressive technical explanation of the energy and resource conservation techniques employed in the
projects. For many, it was their first visit
to a LEED Platinum space, and virtually
all participants were impressed with the
facility’s ample daylight, open space, low
noise and ambient air quality. More than
one participant said, “ I wish my office
space was this nice.”
Guests enjoyed a memorable evening dinner at historic Fenway Park, courtesy of host Jacobs Carter &
Burgess. Even the Yankees’ fans in the group warmed to the relaxed ballpark ambiance of a hearty
buffet with the Green Monster in the background.
informative handouts and posters explaining key design issues positioned throughout the tour. Moving multiple busloads
of attendees through the maze of Boston
and Cambridge streets was no small feat
and required thoughtful planning. It was
an excellent wrapup to another outstanding IDEA Campus Energy Conference.
Harvard was well-prepared with
All steamed up for district heating.
At the 35th Annual Meeting of the National District
Heating Association in June 1944, L.S. Phillips presented
a paper on advertising by New York Steam Corporation.
The themes? Purchased steam provides heating security
plus economy, dependability, freedom and conservation:
"Many million gallons of oil saved by switch to Purchased
Steam." Help IDEA mark 100 years of informing and
connecting its members and advancing the industry.
Join us for the celebration June 28 thru July 1, 2009,
in Washington, D.C.