Convening of State, Scandinavian Energy Professionals April 11-12

by Gail Kinner

Through this convening of professionals who have made energy management and sustainability their life’s work, i-SUSTAIN is providing an opportunity to do something different and meaningful.  This two-day bi-directional sharing of actionable knowledge between influential public, business and NGO leaders from Washington State, Denmark and Sweden will provide unparalleled connections between those who are pursuing climate and energy goals. i-SUSTAIN’s approach is collaborative and interactive in which everyone who participates is a partner, and the content reflects the tangible, real-life experience that is meaningful in comparison.

There is a great deal of interest in Washington State to utilize the efficiencies inherent in modern district energy systems—however, several hurdles have to be overcome in going from concept to implementation.  And the concept for the convening was born.  i-SUSTAIN has organized a series of “roll up the sleeves” invitation-only workshops and site visits from April 11-12, 2016, in which high-level, influential professionals from Washington State, Denmark, Sweden, and other regions come together to work through issues related to financing, management of the conversion of steam to hot water, system expansion, and operations. i-SUSTAIN’s efforts during these days will be based on projects under serious consideration, including the University of Washington campus and the redevelopment of the Washington State Capitol campus, along with district energy for smaller communities.

The convening has both invite only and public events.  To attend the public events, please click here for more information and to RSVP.