Burns Energy Experts Help Build Sustainable Future at 2017 IDEA Campus Energy Conference

Burns energy experts Bruno Fiorentino, David Smith, Michael Walton and Mike Calabrese head to Miami, February 20-24, to participate in the 2017 IDEA Campus Energy Conference.

On Tuesday, February 21st from 8:00am-5:00pm, David Smith, Director of Energy Services, will participate in the conference’s Microgrid workshop. His discussion will explore innovative design strategies for the use of microgrids in dense urban environments. This workshop will feature industry experts experienced in the design, operation and optimization of community-scale microgrids, and will explore combined heat & power and district energy systems as core foundations, as well as the flight-path of a microgrid from concept to design, including issues surrounding building, operations and optimization.

On Wednesday, February 22nd, Burns energy experts will present during conference technical sessions. From 10:30-11:00am, Michael Walton, PE, DGCP, will present “Utility Master Planning at The University of Pennsylvania” alongside Ben Suplick, Director of Engineering/Energy Planning at The University of Pennsylvania. Planning for the growth and upkeep of a campus utility system in a dense urban environment presented a unique set of challenges for the University of Pennsylvania. This presentation will discuss interfacing with local utilities, planning for future CHP facilities, and maintaining a utility network which has been operating for over 100 years.

Also at 10:30, Bruno Fiorentino, PE, Energy Services Group Leader at Burns, will present “Assessment and Upgrade of High Temperature Hot Water Systems”. Bruno’s presentation will review different types of hot water heating systems, and the critical issues that must be considered for proper assessment and design. He will draw on his experience with existing campus-style high temperature hot water systems (HTHW) at Dulles and JFK International Airports as well as SUNY Stonybrook, and will cover some of the challenges his team faced during renovation and upgrade of these systems. Bruno will provide recommendations for overcoming the challenges associated with providing a reliable, efficient HTHW system.

Mike Calabrese, PE, CEM, will present “Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for Military Installations” from 12:15-12:45pm. Mike’s presentation will explore the intricacies associated with CHP military installations. These facilities demand performance under extreme conditions, so reliability, independent fuel storage and seamless operation is crucial during periods of utility outage.

Burns is also exhibiting at the conference. Please stop by and visit us in Booth #77!

Learn more about the 2017 IDEA Campus Energy Conference.

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