Vladimir Mikler to Speak at IDEA2018 Conference on District Energy Systems

IDEA2018: Local Solutions, Global Impact conference features in-depth workshops on District Cooling and Developing Sustainable Thermal Grids, more than 65 presentations from global industry experts and practitioners, over 120 exhibitors bringing the latest technologies and best-practices in the industry, and much more.

Integral Group is proud to be represented by Vladimir Mikler, Principal – Vancouver, in his session:

Next Generation District Energy Systems

Track 4A: Decarbonizing District Energy 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 9:30am – 10:00am | East Ballroom A

District energy systems are gaining momentum across North America. However, the traditional “heating only” systems no longer meet the current needs of our society. Integral Group has developed innovative “next generation” district energy solutions that have stellar environmental performance; they provide heating and cooling, flexibility to accommodate “low-carbon” and “low-energy” sources, and energy conversion technologies. Using local and global case studies, this presentation outlines the methodology for developing and implementing the “next generation” DES.

Case Studies

  • YVR CORE, Sea Island, BC – New low-carbon central energy plant with vertical closed-loop geo-exchange system and DES distribution network for YVR
  • Oakridge Redevelopment, Vancouver, BC – New low-carbon central energy plant with vertical closed-loop geo-exchange system
  • Smith College, Northampton, MA – Campus Energy De-Carbonization study

About Vladimir

Vladimir has a passion for designing energy-efficient and environmentally responsive buildings. With over 25 years of experience, Vladimir is well versed in all aspects of sustainable building design. A recognized leader in geo-exchange technology, Vladimir has designed several systems internationally and co-authored the Geo-Exchange System Design Guidelines for applications in British Columbia. Vladimir is the Engineer-of-Record for Gleneagles Community Centre, the first “constant temperature building” in North America, as well as the recently completed Creekside Community Centre, BC’s first LEED Platinum recreational facility. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

For more information, and to register for this event, please visit IDEA2018.


Date(s): June 13, 2018

Time: 9:30am - 10:00am

Speaker: Vladimir Mikler, Principal