Salas O’Brien participated in Campus Energy 2023 where over 1,200 professionals in district energy gathered both in Grapevine, Texas and virtually online. The event’s decarbonization track spotlighted how college and university campuses are using district energy systems to meet their fast-approaching carbon reduction goals.

Lindsey Olsen, PE, PMP, an expert in guiding campuses towards more sustainable, modern technologies, co-presented with Aaron Hayden on Amherst College’s journey to decarbonization.

Blair Bestor, PE, collaborated with Justin Grissom, Ted Borer, and Rajesh Dixit to share insights on Princeton University’s shift from a steam-based heating system to a cutting-edge geoexchange system for both heating and cooling.

These presentations highlighted innovative transformations Salas O’Brien is leading in the context of historic university campuses.

About IDEA

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit industry association founded in the United States in 1909. IDEA has extensive experience in highly reliable thermal networks, combined heat and power, thermal storage and clean energy management to optimize energy efficiency, emissions reductions and sustainable solutions for mission-critical and community-scale markets.

About Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien is an engineering and technical services firm focused on advancing the human experience through the built environment. Our team is engineered for impact, helping clients achieve critical goals, advancing our team members through growth and opportunity, and operating at the center of important global issues including sustainability and decarbonization. We are a top firm as ranked by Engineering News-Record and Consulting-Specifying Engineer, and we have appeared for the past ten years on the Inc. 5000 list of North America’s fastest-growing private companies.

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