February 2018
Join the Global District Energy Industry in Beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada
June 11 - 14, 2018

IDEA2018: Local Solutions, Global Impact
District energy is on the move in the Vancouver region, with multiple new low-carbon systems under construction. IDEA members from around the world will converge in June. Make plans to join in!
Connect  with experienced energy and urban sustainability leaders advancing a new district energy paradigm for more resilient and sustainable cities internationally.

Engage in lively peer exchange and network in a collegial setting with global experts on best practices, business strategies, and innovative policies. Come away with actionable knowledge and invaluable business relationships.

Visit  with over 120 technology providers, innovators, and supplier exhibitors all conveniently located under one roof.

Attend one of these special pre-conference workshops on Monday June 11. 

Pathways & Success Strategies for Developing Sustainable Thermal Grids -This two-segment workshop will offer practical insights and lessons learned from real-world projects and explore the impacts of emerging energy and building codes and policy innovations

District Energy for Warmer Climates: District Cooling, CHP and Microgrids for Cities, Communities and Campuses -  Organized with the United Nations Environment District Energy in Cities Initiative and Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association (APUEA), this workshop will focus on practical approaches to deployment of district cooling and resilient microgrids for dense urban settings, especially in Asia Pacific.

Tour  local district energy systems using low-carbon solutions like sewage heat recovery, biomass, biofuels, geo-exchange and heat pumps. Learn how Canadian municipalities manage these investments.  Tours will visit University of British Columbia's Bioenery Research and Demonstration Facility and Campus Energy Centre Corix; Alexandra District Energy Utility; Southeast False Creek Neighborhood Energy Utility; Creative Energy Central Plant; Corix TEC East and West.
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Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Please contact Tanya Kozel at tanya.idea@districtenergy.org or 721-541-7913