2008 Combined Distribution Workshop and 21st Annual Campus Energy Conference

Technical Proceedings

Monday, February 11 - IDEA Distribution Workshop
1:00pm-3:00pm Distribution Workshop - Session 1
Welcome / Introductions / Overview
Forum Co-Chairs Renato Derech and Mark Vogler

System Maintenance- Panel Discussion
Emergency Repairs: Duct Tape, Bailing Wire, and other True Stories
Ted Borer, Princeton University; Fred Brasher, Citizens Thermal Energy; Bill Woodard, Seattle Steam

3:15pm-5:00pm        Distribution Workshop - Session 2
System Metrics - Metering Basics
Chris Maslak, Kessler-Ellis

Review of metering devices used for measurement of flows in district energy distribution systems.

Tuesday, February 12 – IDEA Distribution Workshop, Concurrent Pre-Conference Workshops
8:00am-10:00am Distribution Workshop – Session 3 - System Safety and Training by Wayne Kirsner, Kirsner Consulting Engineering. What is the mechanism of water hammer in steam systems? Necessary conditions for condensation-induced water hammer. Precautions before opening a pressurized valve in a high pressure steam system.

Distribution Workshop – Session 4 - System Safety and Training – Water Hammer (cont’d) Locating residual condensate in a steam system. How condensate can climb uphill. Flash steam vs. Live steam. Recognizing unsafe trap assemblies. Troubleshooting actual accidents.

CUNY/NYSERDA Workshop - Unlocking the Value of District Energy - Assessing incremental value streams from district energy systems like demand response, real time pricing, carbon savings and efficiency gains.

1:00pm-3:00pm Distribution Workshop – Session 5 – Public Safety – Update on Con Edison Steam Incident by Renato Derech, Con Edison. Findings and case study discussion on water hammer incident. Lessons learned and procedural updates.

Maintenance Planning – Development of an Underground Steam Asset Inventory by Jon Eaton and Bill Mahoney, RMF Engineering. Presentation on how to visualize and electronically document underground distribution systems by age, location, relative state of deterioration, health, longevity, etc.

Pre-Conference Workshop A – Managing Your Campus Carbon Footprint – Presented by Jamie Callendar, Baseline Emissions Management, Inc. and Annika Colston, Blue Source LLC.

Pre-Conference Workshop B – Using Physical Plant Assets as a Financial Hedge - Presented by Mike Webster, ICETEC and Joe Hoose, Cool Systems.

3:15pm-5:00pm Distribution Workshop – Session 6 – System Expansion - District Energy to Heat/Cool New Indianapolis Midfield Terminal by Mark Vogler, Citizens Thermal. Case study on major distribution expansion project.

Roundtable Discussion moderated by Renato Derech, Con Edison; Mark Vogler, Citizens Thermal Energy 

Wednesday, February 13 - Campus Energy Conference
8:30am-8:45am Greetings and Introductions - Robert Thornton, IDEA President                                          Welcome to IDEA - Robert Smith, IDEA Chair, RMF Engineering
Conference Updat
e – Conference Technical Chair, Russell Price, Stanley
Welcoming Remarks
– Conference Host, Douglas Garron, Harvard University
8:45am-9:15am Harvard University – Investing in a Sustainable Future
Thomas Vautin, Associate Vice President, Facilities and Environmental Services of Harvard University will provide an overview of the University’s long-standing commitment to resource conservation through innovative campus design, sustainable practices and energy efficiency.
9:15am-9:30am Opening Address – Energy Efficiency in the New Economy
Ian Bowles, Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
9:30am-10:30am Opening Plenary Panel Discussion – Clean Energy, Sustainable Campus

Campus Energy Leaders discuss strategies, successes, challenges and major initiatives to reduce carbon emissions; increase energy efficiency; and cut operating costs while moving toward more sustainable energy solutions. Invited participants include Gregg Coffin, University of Missouri Columbia; Raymond DuBose, UNC Chapel Hill; Douglas Garron, Harvard University; Mike Goff, Stanford University; Morris Pierce; University of Rochester; Juan Ontiveros, University of Texas Austin


1A -Campus Carbon Strategies

Moderator:  Gregg Coffin, U. of Missouri 


1B - Master Planning - Infrastructure Design and System Expansion

Moderator: Scott Clark, Jacobs Carter Burgess

1C - Project Development and Financing

Moderator: Ken Clark, Burns & McDonnell 


How CHP Can Reduce Campus GHG by Felicia Ruiz, US EPA CHP Partnership Program


Integrated Energy and Sustainability Planning Meets the "Real World" at the University of Calgary by Jim Sawers, U. of Calgary; Tom Phelps, Stantec Emerging Energy Markets: Make Sure You’re Not Leaving Money On The Table by Patricia Stanton, Conservation Services Group
11:30am-12:00pm Paths Toward Sustainability – Achieving Climate Neutrality at Cornell University by Tim Peer, Cornell University


Utility Development Planning by Mike Ruckhaus, U. of Alaska Fairbanks; Henry Johnston, GLHN Architects & Engineers
Demand Response Initiatives – Legal Policy and District Energy by Elizabeth Teuwen, Jennings Strouss & Salmon
12:00pm-12:30pm The Impact of Efficiency Gains on Reducing Emissions and Fuel Costs by Juan Ontiveros and Ryan Reid, U. of Texas, Austin San Diego State University Takes Utility Master Planning to the Next Level by Glen Vorraro, SDSU; Doug Henstridge, Jacobs Carter Burgess Finding the Money by Duane DeRaad, Burns & McDonnell


12:30pm-1:45pm IDEA Awards Luncheon - Generously sponsored by Johnson Controls

IDEA Global Environmental Leadership Award to His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Minister of    Environment and Water, United Arab Emirates

IDEA Clean Energy Champion Award – The Honorable John Kerry, US Senator, Massachusetts

US Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award to Johnson Controls  - Presented by Colleen Litkenhaus, Deputy Assistant Secretary, US and Foreign Commercial Services

  2A - Campus Carbon Strategies

Moderator: Bill Verge, U. of Michigan



2B - Master Planning - Infrastructure Design and System Expansion

Moderator: Patti Wilson, Affiliated Engineers

2C - System Integration and Energy Efficiency

Moderator: Steve Tredinnick, Syska & Hennesy

2:15pm-2:45pm How To Make Your Campus Carbon Neutral by Morris Pierce, U. of Rochester


Centralized or Decentralized Plants by Chris Varo, Stanley Consultants


Sustainable Development at the University of Regina Integrating Facility and Plant Design by Tom Atkins, Stantec; Neil Paskewitz, U. of Regina

Low Carbon Footprint Boilers by Marcel Staedter and Robert Benz, Benz Air Engineering


UNC Chapel Hill – Sustainable Energy Planning & Implementation by Jerry Schuett, Affiliated Engineers; Ray DuBose and Phil Barner, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Combined Heat and Power for Smaller Campuses – by Richard Damecour, FVB Energy and a representative of Durham College


  3A - Renewables and Sustainability

Moderator: Doug Maust, HGA


3B - Energy Policies and Sustainability

Moderator: Mark Spurr, FVB Energy


3C - Campus Cooling Systems

Moderator: Eric Moe, FVB Energy



Biomass: Fueling the Future at the U. of South Carolina by Alan Kirn, Johnson Controls


District Energy Initiatives in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by Dwayne Breger and Meg Lusardi, MA Division of Energy Resources
Chilled Water Load Shedding: Planning and Procedures by Jay Russell, U. of Michigan


4:15pm-4:45pm Searching for Biomass – University of Missouri Efforts to Utilize Renewable Fuels by Greg Coffin, U. of Missouri -Columbia
Sustainable Campus Initiatives and Programs by Drew Linck and Kevin Rhodes, Woolpert Optimizing Chiller System Performance for Large Central Campus Applications by Jon Bovenkamp and Vahn Remrey, Stanley Consultants
4:45pm-5:15pm Solar Energy and Large Scale District Cooling Systems – Case Examples by Dr. Christian Holter, SOLID Austria


The Softer Side of Energy Management- Engaging Faculty, Students, Staff and the Administration in Energy Efficiency by Janet Razbadouski, U. of Iowa

How to Convert Primary Secondary CHW Systems to Variable Flow Primary by Hemant Mehta, WM Group Engineers, Inc.

Thursday, February 14 - Campus Energy Conference
  4A - Central Plant/System Design

Moderator: Jeff Pollei, Affiliated Engineers


4B - Campus CHP Leaders Panel

 Moderator: Johnathan Coleman, J. Coleman Associates

4C - Building Systems

Moderator: Aurel Selezeanu, Duke University



Hybrid Plant Design - Combining Benefits of Stick Built and Modular Plants by Paul Saville, Stellar 






Campus energy professionals discuss their experiences in developing, owning and operating Campus CHP systems in New England region, including John Mathews, U. Mass Amherst with Nels Tyring, TVC Systems; Bill DiCroce and Dcott McBurney, Medical Area Total Energy Plant with Kristi Aaby and Paul Banks, Siemens; George Haug, Wellesley College; Fred Farrand, Northeast Energy Systems; Stan Atkinson and Garen Demirchian, Vanderweil Engineers


Pre-packaged Thermal Energy Substations for Efficiency and Reliability by Mark Crisafulli, BA Hercs; Roger Moore, MIT






Understanding Low Delta T in District Cooling Systems by Eric Moe, FVB Energy  





Implementing Chilled Water Demand Control Through Building Automation Systems by Janet Razbadouski, U. of Iowa

9:30am-10:00am Modular Chilled Water Plants – The Merits of Standardization by Tom Pierson, TAS (cont'd) Perfect Power Solution – The Galvin Electricity Initiative by John Kelly, Endurant Energy
  5A - Asset Optimization & System Renewal

Moderator: Juan Ontiveros, U. of Texas, Austin

5B - Combined Heat and Power/Cogeneration

Moderator: Dominick Chirico, Columbia University

10:30am-11:00am It's Not Easy Being Green by Sean Fallmer, Sempra Energy Solutions The Advantages of Generation Flexibility in a Campus Cogeneration Plant by William Weakley, U. of Michigan
11:00am-11:30am West Campus Chilled Water Plant Renovation by Jim Nonnenmann, Stanley
Selection of New Combustion Turbine- Plant Performance, Optimization and LCC by Kevin Kuretich, U. of Texas, Austin
11:30am-12:00pm Policy and Technical Considerations in Developing a CHP Project at Univ of Mass Amherst by John Mathews, U. of Massachusetts, Amherst; Garen Demirchian, Vanderweil

A Perfect Fit Matching CHP to Facility  Requirements by Edward Mardiat, Burns & McDonnell; Chuck Heidt, Gainesville Regional Utilities


12:00pm-1:30pm IDEA Annual Campus Energy Networking Luncheon

EPA CHP Energy Star Awards Presentation to University of New Mexico - Presented by Felicia Ruiz, US EPA CHP Partnership Program

IDEA Update - 2007 Energy Bill Update by Mark Spurr, Legislative Director

  6A - Control Systems, Monitoring and Metering

Moderator: Joe Hoose, Cool Systems Inc.

6B - Thermal Energy Storage and Campus Cooling

Moderator: John Andrepont, The Cool Solutions Company

2:00pm-2:30pm Central Plant Controls Upgrade at University of Vermont by Sal Chiarelli and Michael Wells, U. of Vermont; Ray Racine, Hallam-ICS Thermal Energy Storage Beneficial for Users, Utilities and the Environment by Guy Frankenfield, Natgun Corp
2:30pm-3:00pm Real Time Online Utility Consumption Monitoring and Control by Tim Angerame, Utility Programs and Metering Using Ice To Keep Campuses Cool by Paul Kuhlman, Ice Energy
3:00pm-3:30pm Chilled Water Valves: Resizing and Tuning for Peak Performance by Jay Russell, U. of Michigan Secondary Benefits of TES in District Cooling Applications by John Andrepont, The Cool Solutions Company
4:00pm-5:00pm Fuel and Power Procurement Panel Discussion – Industry leaders share insights related to energy and fuel procurement and purchasing strategies. Invited panelists include Mary Smith, Harvard University; Steve Little, Cornell University; Bill Verge, U. of Michigan; Ted Borer, Princeton Iniversity and Juan Ontiveros, University of Texas, Austin.
5:00pm-6:00pm Campus Forum Meeting

A forum discussion for College and University Personnel.

Business Partner Forum Meeting

Manufacturer/Supplier and Service Providers are invited to this forum discussion.