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IDEA2018: Local Solutions, Global Impact – Conference Begins Today

The beautiful mountain-backed seaport of Vancouver, B.C., on Canada’s Pacific coast has been recognized as one of the most livable, environmentally conscious cities in the world. It was the birthplace of the Greenpeace movement nearly 50 years ago. It also has the lowest per capita carbon emissions of any major city in North America, and its sights are set on becoming the greenest city on the globe.

So it’s only fitting that Vancouver will play host to the 109th International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) annual conference and trade show, “IDEA2018: Local Solutions, Global Impact,”  which begins today (June 11, 2018). Hundreds of district energy professionals from around the globe have arrived and are ready to explore emerging technologies, innovative policies and connect with global leaders advancing a new energy paradigm for cities, communities and campuses.

Today begins with two in-depth workshops:

  1. Pathways & Success Strategies for Developing Sustainable Thermal Grids
  2. District Energy in Warmer Climates

The trade show floor will open this evening with a ribbon cutting and reception at 5:30 PST. More than 120 exhibitors will display the latest technologies and best-practices in the industry, and much more! April Frakes, Aeroseal’s National Account Sales Manager, will be on hand in booth #23 to discuss the energy savings potential of Aeroseal duct sealing.  Please be sure to stop by if you are at the show.

The official conference program will kick off on Tuesday, where attendees will select from more than 65 technical presentations from global industry experts and practitioners. Topics include: The Energy Generation Revolution, The Next Evolution – Connected Buildings and  District Energy With Building Energy Sharing.  The final day of the conference (Thursday) will offer technical tours at several Vancouver companies.

IDEA represents over 2,200 members from 26+ countries around the world and from across the district energy industry. IDEA members own, operate or provide technology and services to district energy systems that supply steam, hot water, chilled water and energy services to multiple buildings in cities, communities, campuses, airports, military bases, industry and healthcare facilities. Aeroseal duct sealing can be used in all of these market sectors (and more) to help save energy and improve indoor air quality. Visit our case study page for examples.

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