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Cooling Technologies: Why All Oil-Free Chillers Are Not Created Equal

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

DESCRIPTION:  In this free webinar, the presenters will cover chiller technologies using oil and oil-free bearing options, discussing features, benefits and design considerations for the respective applications along with industry best practices and a case study example, concluding with audience Q&A.  


SPEAKERS: 

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell, Product Manager at Johnson Controls in York, PA is responsible for the global YORK packaged centrifugal chillers. In this role, Craig is responsible for capturing market needs by collaborating with global teams, ensuring product developments meet customer expectations, and driving programs to maintain and improve product offerings.  Craig joined Johnson Controls as an intern in 2001 while earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Millersville University. He previously worked in the Johnson Controls Philadelphia sales branch as a Project Engineer and also supported water-cooled centrifugal and screw product lines as an Application Engineer. Most recently, Craig was the Business Systems Manager for Chiller Solutions with responsibility for managing the development and deployment of YORKworks, the chiller product portfolio sales and rating tool.  Craig is a Johnson Controls representative for the AHRI 550/590 Engineering and Compliance Committees. 

Kaitlin Logan

Kaitlin Logan, Engineer I at Johnson Controls in York, PA, is currently completing the Johnson Controls Engineer Training Program. This program  offers the opportunity for recent graduates to explore and learn the many interconnected functional groups of the international HVAC company. She received her bachelor's degree in environmental engineering at Messiah College, where she was also the recipient of the James T. Scroggin Award for outstanding work in engineering.  Kaitlin was the Student Project Manager of the Africa WASH and Disability Study, funded by World Vision, as part of the Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Kaitlin has been focusing on bearing technology in her recent work and is excited to share insight during this webinar.

 


CHP-Equipped District Energy: A Winning Strategy for LEED and PEER

WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

OVERVIEW:

The EPA CHP Partnership and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will co-host a webinar about CHP-equipped district energy in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) rating systems. This webinar will highlight:

  • The potential significant LEED point impact for buildings that connect to CHP-equipped district energy systems.
  • How buildings connected to district energy systems earn points in the LEED for Building Design and Construction: New Construction and Major Renovations rating system.
  • Overview of USGBC's PEER rating system and how the energy-efficiency benefits of CHP-equipped district energy systems are recognized.
  • Opportunities to get involved with the development of LEED and PEER as they relate to district energy and CHP.

Speakers:


Charlie Goff, Eastern Research Group
Courtney Yan, U.S. Green Building Council


2016

Free Webinar on CHP in Hospitals: Improving Resilience and Lowering Energy Costs: Learn How Combined Heat and Power Can Help Save You Money and Increase Your Energy Reliability

 

Combined Heat and Power (Cogeneration) is a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money and improve the resilience of hospitals. The Department of Energy's CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships are leading a webinar on the opportunities and applications for CHP at health care facilities.
Please join us to learn about these CHP benefits, federally funded engineering services, case studies and opportunities for your hospital.

DATE/TIME: December 7th 2016 10am PST/12pm CST
 
CLICK THROUGH TO ACCESS RECORDING: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4117248111934036996
 
CONTACT: Gavin Dillingham, gdillingham@harcresearch.org 
  
LEARN FROM AN EXPERT

  • Learn about different CHP technologies
  • Learn about federally funded Technical Assistance
  • Free CHP screening of your facility
  • Free 3rd party reviews of vendor proposals
  • Hear case studies of operating CHP at hospitals from hospitals staff
  • Current and future rebates, incentives and tax advantages available for customers that install CHP 

 Who should attend?

  • Hospital Administrators
  • Hospital Facility Managers
  • Energy Managers
  • Service/maintenance staff
  • Contractors
  • Engineers

This webinar is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific and Southwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships. Please visit - www.southwestchptap.org or www.pacificchptap.org to learn more.



About OPRA Turbines
OPRA Turbines is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced radial gas turbines and gas turbine powered generator sets in the 2MW power range. The OP16 gas turbines are typically used for oil & gas and cogeneration applications for industries requiring a lot of heat in their processes in addition to power.
For further information, please visit our website.

You can attend all OPRA webinars for free and they last approximately 45 minutes. Each webinar will be held twice per day, allowing for different time zones:

Topic: Trigeneration Applications
Date: 7th December 2016
Duration: 45 minutes
Time: The presentation will be held twice for different time zones
Session 1: Amsterdam 10.00AM / Jakarta 3.00PM
Session 2: Amsterdam 5.00PM / New York 11.00AM

 


Webinar: CHP Incentives - ComEd and Nicor Service Territories

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Date: Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

You are invited to join the Midwest Cogeneration Association for a no-cost webinar on CHP Incentives.

There will be a new topic covered on the 3rd Thursday of every month. This webinar will be presented by Brent Nakayama, Neal Latham, and Ed Kriz. You may see the presenter bios by clicking on their linked names below.They will cover the following information:

  • ComEd CHP Feasibility Study Program - Brent Nakayama, Program Manager and Energy Consultant, Leidos
  • ComEd CHP Project Incentives - Neal Latham, Senior Energy Efficiency Program Manager, ComEd
  • Nicor CHP Incentive Activities - Ed Kriz, Senior Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Nicor Gas

Brent Nakayama


Neal Latham


Ed Kriz

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Midwest Cogeneration Association (MCA), MC 156 1309 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607


About OPRA Turbines
OPRA Turbines is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced radial gas turbines and gas turbine powered generator sets in the 2MW power range. The OP16 gas turbines are typically used for oil & gas and cogeneration applications for industries requiring a lot of heat in their processes in addition to power.
For further information, please visit our website.

Topic:  CLICK FOR RECORDING: The OP16 Gas Turbine and Cogeneration at Gypsum and Wallboard Plants

Date:  17th January 2017

Time: The presentation wash Held twice for different time zones:
Session 1: Amsterdam 10.00AM / Jakarta 3.00PM
Session 2: Amsterdam 5.00PM / New York 11.00AM


Free Webinar on CHP in Hospitals: Improving Resilience and Lowering Energy Costs: Learn How Combined Heat and Power Can Help Save You Money and Increase Your Energy Reliability

 

Combined Heat and Power (Cogeneration) is a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money and improve the resilience of hospitals. The Department of Energy's CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships are leading a webinar on the opportunities and applications for CHP at health care facilities.
Please join us to learn about these CHP benefits, federally funded engineering services, case studies and opportunities for your hospital.

DATE/TIME: December 7th 2016 10am PST/12pm CST
 
CLICK THROUGH TO ACCESS RECORDING: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4117248111934036996
 
CONTACT: Gavin Dillingham, gdillingham@harcresearch.org 
  
LEARN FROM AN EXPERT

  • Learn about different CHP technologies
  • Learn about federally funded Technical Assistance
  • Free CHP screening of your facility
  • Free 3rd party reviews of vendor proposals
  • Hear case studies of operating CHP at hospitals from hospitals staff
  • Current and future rebates, incentives and tax advantages available for customers that install CHP 

 Who should attend?

  • Hospital Administrators
  • Hospital Facility Managers
  • Energy Managers
  • Service/maintenance staff
  • Contractors
  • Engineers

This webinar is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific and Southwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships. Please visit - www.southwestchptap.org or www.pacificchptap.org to learn more.


Webinar:
Think big - Design rules and monitoring results of solar district heating systems

DATE: December 6, 2016

TIME: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Central European Time (Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen)


Join us for the webinar: "Think big - Design rules and monitoring results of solar district heating systems" on Tuesday, 6 December 2016 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Central European Time (time zone includes Berlin, Brussels, and Copenhagen)

Solar district heating (SDH) is becoming one of the most promising fields for solar heat application, primarily thanks to a strong commitment and effective development policies in central and northern European countries. And the technology's low specific investment cost achievable by economies of scale will further boost opportunities for growth.

The webinar will report on the hot topics in SDH development: The use and performances of seasonal heat storage units for increasing the solar coverage, distributed SDH plants connected to specific points of the district heating grids as well as the large, centralised SDH plants employed in particular in Denmark and combined with other renewable energy sources.

Three expert panelist speakers will present during the 1.5-hour-webinar followed by a Q&A session. Find further information in this invitation letter.
The webinar will be moderated by Riccardo Battisti, head of the EU project SmartReFlex. The webinar is jointly organised by SmartReFlex and solarthermalworld.org. It is free of charge and open to all interested stakeholders.




Refrigerant Regulation & Legislation Update  

DATE: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

TIME: 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

 

DESCRIPTION  Ever since the first Montreal Protocol meetings began regulating CFCs in the 1980s, refrigerant rules and acceptability continue to evolve. Since then, there has been an increased focus and accelerated timing on regulations for all fluids that are being used today in the HVAC industry.

Now, the latest Montreal Protocol agreement signed October 16th 2016 focuses on phase-down of HFCs. This persistent churn generates confusion- what's in, what's out, and what's coming? At the same time, the market has been demanding equipment, design strategies and control methods that result in the highest levels of efficiency- will the new fluids hinder or enhance that efficiency?

The speakers, Ryan Geister and Mike Thompson describe the next-generation of fluids, which represent new challenges for providing the highest performing HVAC equipment; besides efficiency they may also challenge the industry's expectations for safety and flammability. This presentation separates fact from fiction, and discusses why, when, and how the industry will face the coming refrigerant transitions. 

 

SPEAKERS  

 Ryan Geister is the Applied Systems Leader for Trane, a brand of Ingersoll-Rand. During his 20 year tenure, Ryan has held various roles supporting the Trane portfolio of chillers with increasing responsibilities.  
As the Applied Systems leader, he is focused on advancing a strategy to drive system solutions for customers. This includes developing tools and improving the effectiveness of the Trane selling organization by expanding systems knowledge and capabilities to influence consulting engineers and technical decision makers. Ryan serves on the Ingersoll Rand Refrigerant Strategy Committee. He has led and continues to support the Global Product Network for Trane chiller portfolios.  
Currently, Ryan is the chairman of the AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute) Chiller Section Committee and a member of the AHRI Board of Directors. He is an ASHRAE Journal author and has spoken at annual meetings during his 20 years as an ASHRAE member. Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

 

Mike Thompson is Global Leader of Refrigerant Strategy for the Ingersoll Rand businesses of Trane, and Thermo King.  Mike has worked for Ingersoll Rand in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry for over 25 years.  In this role, Mike is responsible for developing and communicating Ingersoll Rand's environmental message to the industry, and working with the sales distribution organization globally to educate customers on the importance of environmental issues when selecting HVAC and refrigeration systems. Mike also works with Trane's leadership and technology groups to help navigate the complexity of global refrigerant regulations now, and in the future. 

He's held numerous positions with Trane including Field Sales and Global Marketing manager for Trane's large tonnage chillers, and Director of Environmental Affairs for Trane.  Mike represents Ingersoll Rand at the United Nations Montreal Protocol meetings, and works with governments around the world to help facilitate a smooth transition to next generation refrigerant solutions for air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Mike earned a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in mechanical engineering.

 

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Mutual Assistance for District Energy (MADE) TABLE TOP EXERCISES—Stay sharp!

Video explaining MADE. Click to watch.
Video explaining MADE. Click to watch.

MADE procedures include holding an annual Table Top Exercise (TTX), which realistically simulates an actual emergency scenario affecting a district energy system. Simulations are widely used to test skills and reactions of emergency personnel. Following are video recordings and the presentation slides used in MADE Table Top Exercises. Take a look. And stay sharp!

 

 


About OPRA Turbines
OPRA Turbines is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced radial gas turbines and gas turbine powered generator sets in the 2MW power range. The OP16 gas turbines are typically used for oil & gas and cogeneration applications for industries requiring a lot of heat in their processes in addition to power.
For further information, please visit our website.

You can attend all OPRA webinars for free and they last approximately 45 minutes. Each webinar were held twice per day, allowing for different time zones:


Topic: CLICK FOR RECORDING: Bringing CHP to Tissue Paper Mills
Date:  28th September 2016

Duration: 45 minutes
Time: The presentation will be held twice for different time zones
Session 1: Amsterdam 10.00AM / Jakarta 3.00PM
(click here to register for session 1)
Session 2: Amsterdam 5.00PM / New York 11.00AM


Webinar: Smart Utilities Enabling Smart Cities.

When: Thursday, September 22 at 2 PM ET

Smart cities connect basic infrastructure of neighborhoods and communities to synergistically improve operational efficiency, revenue potential and sustainable customer lifestyles.

Join us for an interactive discussion of the true definition of a "Smart City" and how utility companies can tangibly apply that concept today.

MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://app.link.pentoncem.com/e/er?s=101295317&lid=64797&elqTrackId=41bbca9f158548feb462256e5a43db58&elq=4f60b32cd6e54ad89640bc34aeda45a0&elqaid=10171&elqat=1

About the Next Generation Utility webinar series:

For the sixth year, Burns & McDonnell, a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), is partnering with Transmission & Distribution World magazine to offer a series of monthly webinars on hot topics in our dynamic industry. These webinars will provide great insight for anyone responsible for strategy, thought leadership, design excellence or constructed value of T&D systems and the "integrated grid."


District Energy & CHP - A Win-Win Combination

CHP and District Heating and Cooling (DHC) systems are proven, cost-effective and together are a clean solution for delivering electricity, heating and cooling. DHC systems aggregate thermal loads to create a scale that enables deployment of large scale CHP not possible at a building level and present an opportunity to mine untapped CHP potential.

This joint U.S. DOE Southwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (SW CHP TAP) and IDEA webinar will present strategies, best practices and decision variables that help move the deployemtn of CHP as an efficient and resilient clean energy solution in partnership with DHC systems.

DATE: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
TIME: 1pm - 2pm EDT

 


Gavin Dillingham, Director of the DOE Southwest CHP TAP will give an overview of CHP, and how the CHP TAP can work with your facility to evaluate the potential for CHP.
Lynn Crawford, Market Leader Energy and Utilities at Affiliated Engineers will present the opportunities provided for CHP by District Heating and Cooling Systems.

Laxmi Rao, Director,  International District Energy Association will moderate the webinar.

Listen to the Recording | View the Presentation Slides

Questions? Send an email to Gavin Dillingham.


Advantages of combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cycle applications with the OP16 gas turbine 

OPRA Turbines is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced radial gas turbines and gas turbine powered generator setswell suited for power only and combined heat and power (CHP) applications within the oil & gas, bioenergy and industrial markets. We are pleased to invite you to join our webinar on waste to energy applications. Click on the links in the following table to  familiarize yourself with smaller gas turbine technology and gain ideas and solutions with the OP16 Gas Turbine and Waste to Power Applications.

Webinar Topic

Recording Link

The OP16 Gas Turbine and Cogeneration at Particle Board Mills

Click here

The OP16 Gas Turbine and Cogeneration at Gypsum & Wallboard plants

Click here

The OP16 Gas Turbine and Applications for Industrial CHP and Oil & Gas

Click here

The OP16 Gas Turbine and Cogeneration at Dairy Plants

Click here

Aplicaciones de Cogeneración en la Industria Láctea, Paneles de Yeso y Paneles de Madera

Click here

The OP16 Gas Turbine and Oil & Gas applications

Click here

The OP16 Gas Turbine and Cogeneration at Breweries

Click here

The OP16 Gas Turbine and Waste to Power Applications

Click here

Generación de energía con la Turbina de Gas OP16 en la Industria de Petróleo y Gas

Click here

The OP16 Gas Turbine and Cogeneration at Tissue Paper Mills

Click here

The OP16 Gas Turbine for Cogeneration and Reducing VOC Emissions and Toluene Utilization for Power Generation at Rubber Plants

Click here

For more information email webinar@opraturbines.com. Visit our website for more information about OPRA Turbines:www.opraturbines.com; T: +31 (0) 74 245 21 21


 

NY Prize Community Grid Competition - Stage 2 Funding Opportunity Webinar

When: Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 9:00 a.m., EDT 

Description: Attendees of this free webinar will learn about the NY Prize Stage 2 Request for Proposals objectives, timing, evaluation criteria and process, as well as have an opportunity to ask questions specific to the application. 


Complying with the Clean Power Plan: An Opportunity for the Industrial Sector 

Date: Thursday, May 19

Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm EDT

Register online: http://bit.ly/1T1jNrH 

This is the third webinar in the ACEEE series, Energy Efficiency and the Clean Power Plan. Each webinar highlights ACEEE's latest research, emphasizing best practices in program and policy design, and explores the opportunity for energy efficiency to be used for Clean Power Plan compliance.

The industrial sector represents a big opportunity for low-cost energy savings from utility energy efficiency programs. During this webinar we will hear from Meegan Kelly, ACEEE's senior research analyst for industry, who will discuss the value of industrial energy efficiency programs and highlight the benefits of participating in them. We will also hear from Cassandra Kubes, ACEEE's environmental policy analyst, about how these programs help states comply with the Clean Power Plan. Attendees will learn how industrial energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP) provide emission reductions and why states can't afford to ignore industrial efficiency as they piece together compliance plans.

Visit ACEEE's Clean Power Plan web page for links to recordings of our past webinars, along with our resources on incorporating energy efficiency as a compliance strategy. Please contact Cassandra Kubes (ckubes@aceee.org) for more information about this webinar series.

About ACEEE: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. For information about ACEEE and its programs, publications, and conferences, visit aceee.org; 529 14th Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20045



Webinar: "PEER, a Tool for Smart Cities"

WHEN: April 28, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Energy systems are critical to ensure urban growth is both smart and sustainable. This introductory webinar, Thursday, April 28, explains what a smart grid is and how PEER, Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal, can help you achieve a broad range of goals.

This webinar has ended. Please contact the organizer for more information: michelle.grace@smartcitiescouncil.com.


CHP for Higher Education

This joint U.S. DOE Southwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (SW CHP TAP) and IDEA webinar will present the significant energy efficiency and power resilience opportunities that come with Combined Heat and Power (CHP) applications at colleges and universities. We will present real-world cases of these applications and discuss how your campus can implement CHP with the assistance of the DOE's CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships.

DATE: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
TIME: 1pm - 2pm EDT

 


Gavin Dillingham, Director of the DOEs Southwest CHP TAP will give an overview of CHP in higher education, how it is used, and how the CHP TAP can work with your facility to evaluate the potential for CHP.

Laxmi Rao, Director,  International District Energy Association will present best practices and case studies regarding CHP for Higher Education. She will discuss the advantage provided by the aggregated heat load of a district energy system in deploying large scale CHP.


Henry Johnstone, an IDEA subcontractor, will present a case example of the data needed for higher education sites to assess the potential for CHP.

DOWNLOAD Presentation Slides
WATCH Recording


Siemens and the City of Holland, MI: Providing Sustainable CHP Solutions to Meet Challenging Customer Needs

During this webcast the Holland Board of Public Works and Siemensdiscussed  the challenges, technical solutions, and benefits of this collaboration, where their customer first focus strives to provide innovative answers to their ever challenging customer needs.

Innovative answers to power generation challenges including discussion around achieving:

  • Higher thermal efficiency
  • Reduced emissions
  • Reduced fuel costs
  • Increased revenue from an expanded industrial customer base
  • Fuel flexibility
  • And more

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Presented by:

  • Steve Johnston, Director of Regional Sales, Siemens
  • Liz Galea, Account Representative, Siemens
  • Dan Nally, Business Services Director, City of Holland, Michigan
  • Bob Koonce, Associate Vice President, Nuclear Power Practice, HDR

Siemens Technical Experts Available for Questions:

  • Stefan Linder, Gas Turbine, Siemens
  • William Stefurak, Steam Turbine, Siemens

2015


Emergency Preparedness Training

3rd Annual IDEA Mutual Assistance for District Energy (MADE) TABLE TOP EXERCISE

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015; 1:00-2:30 p.m. (EST)

Is YOUR Emergency Response Plan ready for the next severe weather event? This webinar
focuses on emergency preparedness with special focus on severe storms.

 

 

  • What is MADE? MADE founders Vinny Badali (Burns & McDonnell), Rich Boscarino (Con Edison), Pat Davin (Veolia N.A.) and Juan Ontiveros (University of Texas at Austin) explain MADE in this 3-minute video.
  • DOWNLOAD TTX Presentation Slides (Does not include storm photo sequence)
  • WATCH TTX Recording (Includes storm scenario sequence)

Presenters:

Rich Boscarino and Chris Lieberman of Con Edison Emergency Management will walk participants through a dramatic simulated emergency scenario involving a hurricane followed by near-freezing temperatures. Active roles will be played by members of the IDEA Mutual Assistance for District Energy (MADE) network. The event will be held as a 90-minute interactive webinar and will be recorded and posted on the IDEA website for future reference.


Richard Boscarino

Richard Boscarino is the Department Manager of Operations Emergency Management at Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.  During his 20 plus year career in the utility industry, Mr. Boscarino has held numerous positions in Engineering, EH&S, and power plant management.  Prior to his current role, he was the Operations Manager for Steam Distribution where he oversaw system planning, maintenance, outages, and routine and emergency operations. 

In his current role, he is responsible for planning, implementing, and overseeing emergency management activities for the Company's Steam, Gas, Transmission, and Substation Operations organizations.  Mr. Boscarino works closely with federal, state, and local agencies such as New York City Office of Emergency Management, Westchester County Department of Emergency Services, New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, and Westchester County municipal officials and OEM personnel.

He holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environment Health Science from New York Medical College, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Public Safety from Mercy College.

 

Chris Lieberman

Chris Lieberman joined Con Edison's Operations Emergency Management as a Project Specialist in 2012 after a 23 year career with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety (County Police). There he was assigned to the Patrol and Special Operations Divisions, Police Academy, Aviation Unit and County Office of Emergency Management, during his law enforcement career. 

He is currently assigned as the embedded employee to Substation Operations after more than two years working with Steam Operations.

Chris holds a BS degree from the State University of New York in Emergency Management and a Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College.  He attended training at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute and was designated a Master Exercise Practitioner in 2012.  He serves as an instructor for the New York State Office of Emergency Management and is a Type 2 Planning Section Chief on the NYS Incident Management Team.

 

Antonio Caccavale

Antonio Caccavale joined the Emergency Management team at Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. in September of 2015. During Mr. Caccavale 8 year career he has held various positions of increasing responsibility in Gas Operations, Electric Support Services, Substations Operations, Construction and Engineering where he represented Con Edison on City and State agencies public works projects.

In his current role, he is responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing emergency management activities for the Company's Steam Distribution and Generation departments.

He holds a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Material Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Business from Stony Brook University.


BACKGROUND

IDEA developed the free Mutual Assistance for District Energy (MADE) program to provide a voluntary network and system for sharing trained personnel resources, information and emergency equipment among IDEA Member Organizations in the event of disasters. 

MADE founders Vinny Badali (Burns & McDonnell), Rich Boscarino (Con Edison), Pat Davin (Veolia N.A.) and Juan Ontiveros (University of Texas at Austin) explain MADE in this 3-minute video.

The MADE Guidebook explains the program in detail. The guidebook is available as a free download.
             
Questions? Please call Len Phillips at (508)366-9339 or email me at len.idea@districtenergy.org.

SE4ALL Webinar: Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector

Date: November 3, 2015

Time: 5:00-6:30pm Central European Time

 

Presenters:

  • Eva Hoos, Policy Officer, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Sean Pander, Green Building Manager, City of Vancouver
  • Astrid Madsen, Sustainability Programme Advisor, City of Rotterdam

With introductions to SE4ALL initiatives and the role of cities from

  • Maryke van Staden, LowCarbon Cities Program Manager, ICLEI World Secretariat
  • Shannon Lawrence, Director of Global Initiatives, C40
  • Lily Riahi, UNEP, Advisor on Sustainable Energy in Cities

The  combination of  district energy and building-level efficiency is helping cities around the world realize cost-effective decarbonization of heating and cooling demand in buildings. However, the important relationship between building efficiency certification and district energy needs to be properly accounted for in city, national, and international policies and certifications . This webinar will provide insight into how building policy is being shaped at the EU level to address both heating supply and demand and how the cities of Vancouver and Rotterdam have overcome barriers to the integration of district energy and buildings.

 

This webinar of the SE4ALL Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator partnership is jointly hosted by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Resources Institute (WRI), ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40). 


District Energy — A Top Ten List

Date and Time: Thursday, October 29, 2015

                1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Presenters:

  • Vincent Badali, Burns & McDonnell
  • Brian Kirk, Burns & McDonnell

Moderator: Rob Thornton, IDEA

 

Whether your energy facility has been in operation for 10 or 100 years, you are probably being asked to do more with less every year.  Your staffing and maintenance budgets are being stretched. On top of that, you lose some portion of your most valuable resource - seasoned people - every year. 

How can IDEA help replace that loss of critical talent? Collegial sharing of practical experience is one of the reasons many of us remain IDEA members throughout our careers. This presentation will cover ten topics that we have faced during our years in managing district energy plants and distribution systems. 

Whether you have already lost sleep over operating and maintaining a district energy system or are new to the family (and not looking to lose sleep), this discussion and Q&A will offer some insight, solutions and areas for further exploration.

DOWNLOAD Presentation Slides

WATCH Recording


"Make Microgrids, CHP and Solutions for Buildings - Work for You"

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Time: 12:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

 

 

 

Learn from experts about approaches and tools to:

  • Conduct early stage, first-order screening assessments of combined heat and power (CHP) and district energy deployment.
  • Develop a full feasibility study to implement CHP and District Energy strategies for buildings and microgrids.

PRESENTERS:

Micah Kotch (New York

State Energy Research

and Development Authority)

Goals of NY Prize and the

role for CHP in buildings and

microgrids.

Tom Bourgeois (U.S.

Department of Energy

Northeast CHP Technical

Assistance Program) — 

Services available to

support CHP and District

Energy projects.

Beka Kosanovic (UMass)

Value of CHP and

leveraging it in single

buildings or district-based

microgrids.

Robert Thornton 

(International District

Energy Association) —

Best practices and operating

experiences from successful

CHP and district energy case

studies.

DOWNLOAD Introductory Slides     DOWNLOAD NYSERDA Slides

DOWNLOAD IDEA Slides            DOWNLOAD DOE Slides

LISTEN Audio Recording


U.S. DOE and IDEA Webinar — "Using Technology for Resiliency"

Date: Thursday, September 24

Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

This free webinar will empower community sustainability planners and managers to better utilize combined heat and power to meet carbon reduction goals and create a community more resilient to changes in our climate. Municipal decision makers will learn about approaches to strategically shape the supply and consumption of energy in the communities they serve.

 

PRESENTERS:

Robert Thornton from International District Energy Association will give an overview of district energy and present best practices and case studies of district energy systems with CHP. He will discuss the advantage provided by the aggregated heat load of a district energy system in deploying large scale CHP.

Tom Bourgeois from Northeast DOE CHP TAP will give an overview of combined heat and power (CHP), how it is used, and services available from the CHP Technical Assistance Program (TAP).

 

 

Jordan Gerow from Northeast DOE CHP TAP will explain how a community planner can apply these technologies in their community to achieve resiliency & emission goals. He will also address concerns regarding implementation.


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"The Clean Power Plan: Implications for Combined Heat & Power and District Energy" Systems

Date: Thursday, September 17

Time: 3:30 PM EDT

Duration: 1 hour

Background: 

On August 5, 2015, the EPA finalized the CPP, which will regulate greenhouse gas emissions in existing power plants.

Operators of district energy and combined heat and power (CHP) systems are invited to attend this webinar with US EPA leadership to hear more about the CPP, its implications for CHP and district energy, and to learn more about deploying CHP as part of a state compliance strategy. The briefing is scheduled for one hour and will include an overview of the CPP, the implications for CHP and district energy, and will allow time for Q&A among participants.

The discussion will be led by Sarah Dunham, Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs (OAP) at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters in Washington, DC.

 

Supporting the discussion will be Mark Spurr, Legislative Director for IDEA and Avi Zevin, Associate at Van Ness Feldman in Washington, DC.

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Boiler MACT Energy Assessment Compliance

Date and time: Monday, July 27, 2015 3:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Whether your facility uses Area or Major source boilers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires compliance through a series of assessments. Both the Area and Major Source Boiler MACT regulations require a one-time Energy Assessment for boilers and energy use systems by January 31, 2016.

If you seek proactive or retroactive compliance, this free presentation from Burns & McDonnell will offer a variety of solutions to help make your facility successful.

PRESENTERS:

Jarrod McMains, Mechanical Engineer, Burns & McDonnell

Don Wolf, Energy Manager, Burns & McDonnell

 

MODERATOR: 

Laxmi Rao, Director, International District Energy Association  

 

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WEBINAR: Developing District Energy in New Zealand and Australia—Second in a series

Date & Time—Australia: Tuesday, 12 May, 2015; 10:00 A.M. New Zealand time / 8:00 A.M. Sydney time

Date & Time—U.S.: Monday 11 May, 2015; 6 P.M. EDT

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority of New Zealand (EECA) and the International District Energy Association are pleased to produce this second webinar in a series focusing on the development of district energy in New Zealand and Australia.

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Moderator: Laxmi Rao, Director, International District Energy Association

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA); www.eeca.govt.nz; Christchurch; Phone: +0800 358 676

Contact: Tim Taylor, Relationship Manager - Christchurch Recovery; Mobile: +64 27 216 8809

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Clean Energy Sector Commitment to "Joining Forces"—Careers for Veterans Program

Date and time: Thursday, March 19, 2015 2:00 pm EDT (New York, GMT-04:00)

Duration: 1 hour

Description:

Joining Forces is an ongoing effort launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden that calls on all Americans to ensure that military service members, veterans and their families have the tools they need to succeed by:

  • Bringing attention to the unique needs and strength of America's military families
  • Inspiring, educating, and sparking action from all sectors of society to ensure veterans and military families have the opportunities, resources, and support they have earned
  • Showcasing the skills, experience, and dedication of America's veterans and military spouses to strengthen our nation's communities
  • Encouraging greater connections between the American public and the military

The Department of Energy (DOE) wants to help veterans take advantage of these energy industry trends and create a pipeline of available veteran talent across the industry.

In November 2014, DOE and Joining Forces in collaboration with energy industry trade associations and energy companies, launched an effort to gather commitments to hire and train veterans and spouses into "All of the Above" energy jobs in support of the mission of Joining Forces. This effort is modeled after similar efforts in the construction and logistics industries. This 5-month initiative seeks to secure veterans and military spouses hiring and training commitments across all energy-related businesses, culminating in a White House announcement in April, 2015. Commitments will be voluntary.

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is pleased to urge our member companies and institutions to support this important initiative.

Presenters:

  • Mike Baskin, Veteran Talent Lead, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
  • John Smegal, Workforce Development Lead, Advanced Manufacturing Office, US Department of Energy
  • Colonel Steve Parker, Executive Director, Joining Forces, Office of the First Lady

  • Moderator: Rob Thornton, President & CEO, IDEA

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Developing District Energy in New Zealand and Australia—First in a Series

WHEN:   Wednesday 18 March 2015: 7 p.m. EDT Boston time; 4:00 p.m. Pacific time

              Thursday 19 March 2015; 12 p.m. New Zealand time; 10 a.m. Sydney time

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority of New Zealand (EECA) and the International District Energy Association (IDEA) are pleased to produce this webinar focused on planning, development and deployment of district energy systems in New Zealand and Australia. 

Second in this webinar series "Developing District Energy in New Zealand and Australia" was presented on May 11, 2015 (See above).

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2014


 

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WHEN:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 8:00 am Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

DURATION:

1 hour 30 minutes

OVERVIEW:

IDEA and Johnson Controls presented the second in this free, two-part webinar series.  Tom Carter of Johnson Controls presents and compares system design options that allow district cooling systems to effectively save both energy and water.

Various types of hybrid wet / dry systems are reviewed and detailed system simulation results for the thermosyphon cooler hybrid system are compared with the results of the conventional all wet and all dry systems presented in the first session.

PRESENTER: Tom Carter, Senior Program Manager, Heat Rejection Technology, Johnson Controls.



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DATE/TIME:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 8:00 am Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

DURATION:

1 hour 30 minutes

OVERVIEW:

IDEA and Johnson Controls presented the first of a free, two-part webinar series. The webinar began by exploring how traditional district cooling systems are designed using air-cooled and water-cooled heat rejection, and illustrated the continuum between optimized energy and optimized water consumption in such systems. Over time, air cooling and water cooling have become the default choices in the fundamental trade-off between energy efficiency and saving water.  However, technology advancements and increasing social economic and government concerns due to localized water scarcity have created a demand for a new, innovative and more efficient tradeoff. 

PRESENTER:

Roy Hubbard - Senior Marketing Manager, Technology HVAC Systems, Johnson Controls.

Roy Hubbard has been with Johnson Controls since 1980. He is a noted expert on energy and energy calculations and has authored numerous articles on energy topics for publications. He travels extensively to present customer seminars and speak before industry and professional groups. Hubbard is responsible for bringing the company's water chiller solutions to the global market, and for advocating advanced practices in energy-efficient chiller plant design.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1974 and completed five years of military service before joining YORK.


♦♦♦ 2014 Annual MADE Table-Top Exercise Webinar ♦♦♦
Emergency Preparedness Training - Focus on Flooding

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

 

Has your district energy system been affected by flooding? Do you have an emerge

Has your district energy system been affected by flooding? Do you have an emergency response plan for the next severe weather event that inundates your city or campus?  This special webinar focused on emergency preparedness with special focus on severe flooding.

The Presenters

 

Rich Boscarino and Chris Lieberman of Con Edison Emergency Management and Pat Davin of Veolia, N.A., walked participants through a simulated emergency scenario, which included active roles played by members of the IDEA Mutual Assistance for District Energy (MADE) network. The event was held as a 2-hour interactive training webinar.    

  • Download the video recording of today's Table Top Exercise here.
  • Watch the video embedded in the presentation showing the Philadelphia flooding event here.
  • Download the presentation slides for today's Table Top Exercise here.
  • Read more about MADE here.

BACKGROUND

IDEA developed the Mutual Assistance for District Energy (MADE) program to provide a voluntary network and system for sharing trained personnel resources and emergency equipment among IDEA Member Organizations in the event of disasters. 

MADE procedures include holding an annual Table Top Exercise (TTX), which realistically simulates an actual emergency scenario affecting a district energy system.

IDEA encourages all IDEA Utility and Campus Energy members to join the MADE Program. There is no cost to IDEA members to join the MADE network.    

Questions? Please call Len Phillips at (508)366-9339 or email me at len.idea@districtenergy.org.


 

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Date/time:
Wednesday, October 1
Duration:
1.5 hours (including Q&A)

Description:

















Presenters:

This webinar demystifies  utility master planning and targets the needs of campus engineers, utility directors, and planners and technical consultants.  

We discuss why and when a utility master plan is needed, and walk you through the steps for creating an effective plan from the initial study through implementation over the years to come. We also provide illustrative case studies and examples.  

A well developed utility master plan is an indispensable asset for campus energy professionals. It will serve as a long-term guide to  satisfying growing demands for heating, cooling and power, meeting increasingly restrictive environmental impact requirements and ramping up resiliency--while facing the universal challenge of a limited budget. Without a master plan, the campus is flying blind.  Each rushed decision impacts the next and can lead to  problems with cascading effects.

If you are involved in the installation or upgrading of a campus central plant or considering bringing your isolated building systems together, we urge you to listen to the recording and review the presentation given by Blake Ellis and Jon Schwartz in this FREE webinar.

 

Jon Schwartz has more than 20 years of diversified experience and is a Manager for Burns & McDonnell's OnSite Energy & Power team. His project experience is specialized in leading campus utility system studies and design projects. More specifically, his experience includes utility master planning, energy conservation, CUP/CHP planning and detailed design for various types of institutions. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1994. He is a licensed professional engineer in various states across the nation, a LEED® accredited professional, and a Certified Energy Manager. Jon is an active member of IDEA as well as ASHRAE and AEE.

 

Blake Ellis serves Burns & McDonnell as a Director of the OnSite Energy & Power practice in the Midwest. He specializes in master plans, central utility plants, combined heat and power projects, complex projects and owner's representative services. He leads a group of campus energy experts that focuses solely on the campus energy marketplace. He received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1992, followed by a Master's of Business Administration in 1998, both from the University of Minnesota. Blake is a registered professional engineer in several states, a LEED accredited professional and a DBIA Designated Design-Build Professional. He is also very active with IDEA as well as other professional organizations such as ASHRAE, where he is currently on the Board of Directors and is the Regional Chair for Region IX.   

 


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Date: September 4, 2014

Duration:

1.5 hours (including Q&A)

Description:

Over the past decade, several market influences have led to increased interest and installation of distributed generation, cogeneration, combined heat and power, and microgrids. The combination of today's low natural gas prices and the increasing cost to utilities for environmental compliance has created an environment in many regions of the country where traditional utility customers are now considering and installing local generation assets. More recently, many end-users are investigating ways to maintain manufacturing equipment uptime, protect critical infrastructure and research, and ensure the availability of hospitals and other key community services in response to severe weather and natural or man-made disasters. Reliability, Redundancy and Resiliency have become the new "Three R's" and a key focus of facility and campus energy master planning. Join us as we define each item for plants, facilities and campuses and discuss the potential role of distributed generation.

Presenters:

Kurt Koenig is a project manager with Burns & McDonnell OnSite energy and Power group in Raleigh, NC. His main focus is related to Combined Heat and Power (CHP) projects, an area where he has experience in both detailed engineering design and plant operations.  His experience includes large and small industrial power and energy applications including the design, specification, contract administration, and operation of large and small gas turbines, steam turbines, chillers, boilers, and balance of plant equipment including pumps, valves, and piping. He holds a B.A. in Physics from Drury University, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University and an MBA from the University of South Carolina; is a registered Professional Engineer in NC and SC, a LEED® Accredited Professional, and Certified Energy Manager, CEM.

 

Tom Parker serves as a Senior Project Manager and Quality Manager in the OnSite Energy & Power Group of Burns & McDonnell. As an experienced project manager and mechanical engineer with over 27 years of direct industry experience, Mr. Parker has extensive insight to design best practices and proven strategies for the construction of steam, Combined Heat & Power and central utility plant projects. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts; in is a registered Professional Engineer in MA, AL, DC, GA, IL, NC,OH, TN, VA, MD and FL.


FREE WEBINAR: EPA's Air Quality Rules for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) and Their Application to Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

When: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Presented by: Combined Heat and Power Partnership

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has issued air quality regulations for reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) that place requirements on manufacturers, owners and operators of a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency stationary engines including CHP systems that have a gas-fired reciprocating engine as the prime mover. Depending on the engine type, CHP system owners and operators may need to meet operating and maintenance requirements, install controls, or conduct a performance test.

 

The EPA's Combined Heat and Power Partnership hosted this interactive webinar that will includes:

  • An overview of the regulations
  • A discussion of how the regulations apply to CHP systems
  • A summary of compliance issues affecting CHP systems
  • A step-by-step procedure for how to comply
  • A live demonstration of EPA's online compliance resources and tools
  • A question-and-answer period

Featured speakers will include:

  • Melanie King, US EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
  • Roy Crystal, US EPA Region I
  • Susan Lancey, US EPA Region I

CLICK HERE to access the recording

 

For more information on the EPA's RICE rules: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/icengines/



Microgrid Concepts

Date: May 29, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

 

Description:     
This webinar is an overview of microgrids and whether or not they are right for empowering your campus goals. You will have the opportunity to view case studies and learn how microgrids enable reliability and reduce emissions and cost within your geographical location.

Speakers:

  • Michael Dempsey, PE, Department Manager, Burns & McDonnell—OnSite Energy & Power, Fort Worth, TX
  • Eric Putnam, PE, CEM, Senior Electrical Engineer, Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, KS

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FREE WEBINAR: "Tools & Resources for Assessing District Energy Opportunities"

Date: March 31, 2014

Time: 12-1:30 p.m. EDT

 

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is pleased to announce a new free Partners for Climate Protection webinar, "Tools and Resources for Assessing District Energy Opportunities."

More and more local governments are considering district energy systems to manage community energy consumption, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and grow local economies. While the benefits of district energy are well documented, many local governments lack the tools to fully assess the potential social, economic and environmental impacts of building district energy systems in their communities. Find out about several tools and resources to support your community in evaluating the impacts of district energy systems. These resources cover how to forecast GHG reductions, how to build a business case that integrates a broad range of social and economic outcomes, and more.

Presentations:

Contact: Jon ConnorPCP program officer, 613-907-6340


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2013


IDEA Mutual Assistance for District Energy (MADE)Annual Table-Top Exercise Webinar

Date: October 17, 2013

 

Mutual aid plans have long been used by electric and gas utilities. IDEA has developed this Mutual Assistance for District Energy (MADE) program to provide a voluntary system for sharing trained personnel resources and emergency equipment among IDEA Member Organizations in the event of such disasters. As a component of the MADE program, an annual Table Top Exercise is to be held.

On October 17, 2013, IDEA system Members were invited to attend the first MADE Table Top Exercise. The event, which was presented as an interactive webinar, simulated an actual emergency scenario affecting a major district energy system.

 

THE PRESENTERS

(left) Rich Boscarino and Chris Lieberman Chris Lieberman (right) and Rich Boscarino (left) of Con Edison Emergency Management volunteered to present this first MADE Table Top Exercise event. The event ran for one hour, 10 minutes. If this were a real emergency, several such conference calls would be made over the duration of the emergency operation.

IDEA hosted this presentation to introduce and walk participants through a rigorous and dramatic training scenario, which will include active roles by MADE Participating Members. All IDEA member systems were invited and encouraged to attend and learn the ropes.

We encourage your inquiries about the MADE Program, which is voluntary and free to IDEA member systems.

For more information about the MADE program, contact IDEA at 508-366-9339 or idea@districtenergy.org.

Please feel free to invite all colleagues who you feel might benefit to watch the video recording of this free tutorial:

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Impacts of Superstorm Sandy–Con Edison of New York, Inc., Steam Operations

Superstorm Sandy's Impact on Steam Distribution in Manhattan,Christina Ho, et al., Consolidated Edison Steam Operations(This presentation was given as the anchor element of a Webinar presented by remotely from New York City during the 26th IDEA Campus Energy Conference, Distribution Workshop, in San Diego, California, Feb. 19, 2013.)


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Texas CHP Interconnection, Permitting, and Siting Requirements

Date: April 30, 2013

 

Contact: Ross Tomlin, Clean Energy Policy and Outreach, U.S. Department of Energy Gulf Coast Clean Energy Application Center; Research Associate,  Houston Advanced Research Center

281-363-7922 (o)  |  713-385-4408 (c)  |  281-363-7935 (f)

www.GulfCoastCleanEnergy.org | #chpgreengiant

 

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District Energy Planning & Policy Measures for BC Local governments

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

 

District energy (DE) systems have excellent potential to help build low carbon and energy secure communities, particularly in areas with higher density development. While some new buildings under construction in BC are already being built with hydronic heating systems, many new buildings, particularly multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs), are built with electric resistance heating systems (e.g. baseboards) and are incompatible with future DE systems.

This webinar discusses planning & policy measures that a local government can implement to encourage or mandate DE ready buildings.

Following an introduction from the Community Energy Association (CEA) with an overview of the available policy measures, the webinar will consist of presentations from local governments including the City of Surrey and the City of Fort St John on measures they have implemented, with an opportunity for Q&A.


How to Utilize IDEA Membership Resources—A Practical Guide to Services, Industry Information and On-line Tools

Date: January 30, 2013


This webinar, designed especially for our newest IDEA members from Canada, provides an overview of the range of information resources and industry tools available to IDEA members and explains how to leverage these resources to help in growing your district energy business.

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2012


Defining and Implementing Chiller Plant Optimization (3rd in a series of 3)

Date: December 6, 2012
   
This webinar is the third and final webinar in the Johnson Controls and IDEA hosted series: Optimizing Your Chiller Plant Room.  This webinar concludes the series by identifying and busting the main myths of central chiller plant optimization. 

If you were unable to attend the first two sessions in this series, it is highly recommended that you listen to the recording of the first session "The Benefits of Using Variable Speed Drives in Central Plants with Multiple Chillers" and the second session "Designing a Chiller Plant Room to Be the Most Efficient."  The final webinar builds upon the concepts that were presented in these first two sessions. The recording and presentations can be found here: http://www.districtenergy.org/webinar-proceedings

Presenters:

  • Dave Klee, Director, Optimized Building Solutions, Johnson Controls. Dave is in his 16th year at Johnson Controls and is currently the Director of Optimized Building Solutions in North America. He started his career as a Sales Engineer with York international and was most recently Director of Channel Marketing and Strategy for HVAC Systems North America. In that role, Dave developed Johnson Controls' Central Plant Optimization (CPO) strategy and is now responsible for the successful growth and general management of those offerings. Dave graduated from the University of Michigan College of Engineering and earned his MBA at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Dave is also a LEED accredited professional. 
  • Ben Erpelding P.E., C.E.M, Chief Technical Officer at Optimum Energy. Ben has more than 15 years of experience in energy efficiency, central plant optimization, and combined heat and power. He has worked on over 1000 chilled water plants throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.  Ben received his Master of Science, with an emphasis in Combined Heat and Power, a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from San Diego State University. Ben is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of California and a member of the HPAC Engineering magazine Editorial Advisory Board.

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IDEA Presentation for Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)

Date: Nov. 13, 2012


Presenter: Robert Thornton, IDEA President & CEO, "Community Energy Planning: How to Incorporate Combined Heat and Power and District Energy for Robust Efficiency"


Designing a Chiller Plant Room to be the Most Efficient (2nd in a series of 3)

Date: Oct. 11, 2012


Speakers: Roy Hubbard and Bill Stewart, Johnson Controls Inc.; Moderator: Laxmi Rao, IDEA


The Benefits of Using Variable Speed Drives in Central Plants with Multiple Chillers (1st in a series of 3)

Date: August 16, 2012

 

Presenter: Fred Berry, Johnson Controls Inc.; Moderator: Patti Wilson, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.


Community Energy Planning: How to Incorporate Combined Heat & Power and District Energy for Robust Efficiency

Date: November 13, 2012

 

Speaker: Robert Thornton, President & CEO, IDEA

  • Presentation
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  • FREE Download: IDEA Community Energy Development Guide

  • 2011


    District Energy and CHP-Valuable Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities

    Date: Novermber 17, 2011

     

    In May 2011, the International Energy Agency issued a report in which heat, or thermal energy, was found to be the primary end-use of energy at 37% in OECD countries and  at 47% globally—more than transport and electricity generation combined.  Clearly, to develop more sustainable cities and communities, infrastructure investment in thermal energy is critically important. 

    This free webinar will provide an overview of the emergence of district energy in North America and will discuss two cases in detail:  the award-winning and highly efficient CHP district energy system at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the private/public partnership investment in district heating and cooling for downtown Nashville, Tennessee.  

    Speakers: Robert Thornton - President and CEO, IDEA; Ray DuBose - Director, Energy Services at UNC-Chapel Hill; Harry Ragsdale - President, Thermal Engineering Group, Inc.


    Innovation Insights: Large Capacity Water-to-Water Heat Pumps

    Date: August 18, 2011


    This webinar provides a brief description of heat pumps, identifies the key benefits of installing a heat pump, explains the most important factors that impact heat pump selections and applications; highlights various system designs and control issues; and presents short case studies of sites with installed large capacity water-to-water heat pumps. IDEA was pleased to offer this free Webinar on an important low-carbon energy technology with applications in industry, healthcare, campus and research facilities.

    Presenters: Joseph Catrambone, Applications Manager, Johnson Controls, Inc.; Christian Paraskevakos, Contract Engineering Manager, Johnson Controls, Inc. 


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    Streamlining CHP Project Development

    Date: April 27, 2011


    Learn how a project developer can simplify and expedite the process of building a small-scale CHP system at a commercial or industrial setting. Topics include feasibility studies, pre-construction design, permitting, construction, and innovative business models.

    Host: Dan Bullock, GC RAC
    Guest speaker: Cliff Braddock, RobustEnergy

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    District Energy and LEED: Guidance on Buildings Connected to District Energy Systems

    Date: April 12, 2011


    This Webinar was offered by the International District Energy Association (IDEA), supported by the US Department of Energy Clean Energy Regional Application Centers and sponsored by Con Edison Steam Operationsa prominent IDEA member company. This one-hour webinar covers the new LEED guidelines published in December 2010 for buildings that are connected to district energy networks, receiving steam, hot water and/or chilled water service for heating and cooling. Over the past two years, USGBC and IDEA worked collaboratively to update the treatment of LEED credits to reflect the energy efficiency and environmental benefits related to district energy systems serving buildings in cities, campuses, bases and other settings.

  • Robert Thornton presentation: "District Energy & LEED"
  • Tim Griffin presentation: "LEED and District Energy Guidance"
  • "Con Edison Steam System: Largest Steam System in the World"— Vincent Badali, Section Manager, Con Edison
  • Click here for additional information about LEED

  • Combined Heat & Power (CHP): Essential for a Cost-Effective Clean Energy Standard

    Date: April 12, 2011


     


    District Energy/CHP: Essential for a Cost-Effective Clean Energy Standard

    Date: April 7, 2011

     

    This webinar will:

    • Describe combined heat and power (CHP) in the US district energy industry.
    • Discuss considerations for a Clean Energy Standard (CES)
    • Analyze the comparative economics of CES credits based on avoided primary energy consumption and GHG emissions reductions of CHP compared to electricity from a natural gas combined cycle plant and heat from a natural gas boiler.
    • Describe successful cases where CHP has delivered economic and environmental benefits.

    Presenters: Mark Spurr, Legislative Director and Rob Thornton, President and CEO, International District Energy Association

     

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    DOE Gulf Coast Clean Energy Application Center: Financing CHP Projects

    Date: March 30, 2011


    This webinar addressed bond financing options primarily for large projects. It also briefly covered existing policies and incentives available to help fund projects of various sizes. Intended for Architects, engineering firms, and city planners. Knowledge level: Basic to Advanced 

    HostRoss Tomlin, GC RAC 
    Guest speaker: Les Krone, Stern Brothers

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    District Energy and LEED: Guidance on Buildings Connected to District Energy Systems

    Date: March 29, 2011

     

    Sustainability is today’s buzzword and the US Green Building Council’s LEED rating is the brand building owner’s covet, but what does it mean for District Energy? How do you apply the USGBC’s LEED guidelines to project buildings that receive energy from district systems? IDEA has been working closely with the USGBC to answer these questions. As a result, the USGBC has recently released an updated district energy guide for their new construction and major renovation rating system and a new guide for their existing building rating system. Find out what these guidelines mean for District Energy, what information project designers will need about your systems, and how you can educate your customers on the benefits your system provides relative to the LEED rating system.

    This webinar is sponsored by NRG Energy and RMF Engineering and supported by the US Department of Energy


    2010


    An Effective State Policy for Clean, Efficient Energy: Massachusetts APS (Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard) for Combined Heat & Power (CHP)

    Date: December 17, 2010


    This Webinar was broadcast free-of-charge to nearly 200 attendees by the International District Energy Association (IDEA) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Energy Regional Application Centers and was designed to inform state policy makers, regulators, utility leaders and clean energy professionals.

    BACKGROUND: On January 1, 2009, Massachusetts established an Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (APS) under the Green Communities Act of 2008.  APS has been a highly effective incentive for businesses, institutions, and governments installing eligible alternative energy systems which are not renewable. Similar to the RPS, it requires a certain percentage of the state’s electric load to be met by eligible technologies, including Combined Heat and Power (CHP). Combined Heat and Power in conjunction with a District Energy System is a proven, readily available and highly-effective clean energy solution that provides high energy efficiency, enhanced reliability and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

    Refer to the 2009 Results of the Massachusetts APS and learn how to structure a similar policy in other states.

    Presentations:

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    NARUC International Relations Sub-Committee - District Energy and Combined Heat & Power: Local Solution, Global Benefits

    Date: July 7, 2010

     

    IDEA President and CEO Rob Thornton briefed the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on the fundamentals of district energy, combined heat and power and waste heat recovery and the demonstrated benefits of these processes in the U.S. and abroad.


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