|IDEA has centered activities in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to better support the tremendous industry growth in the Middle East region. IDEA headquarters staff coordinate items such as special conference planning services, website access and support, District Energy magazine content and circulation, and all member services available to all other IDEA Members.
If you are doing business or considering doing business in the Middle East, we encourage you to consider the benefits of Membership in IDEA.
IDEA member companies have been actively involved in district cooling operations since 1962 and can offer decades of practical experience related to capacity planning, construction techniques,controls, metering and distribution systems. IDEA operating members typically report reliability ratings of 99.99 percent and freely share experiences and lessons learned. IDEA business partners represent many of the industry's finest manufacturers and engineering firms who are dedicated to supporting the growth of a highly reliable energy industry for a region of the world where air conditioning is not a luxury, but a life safety issue.
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More than three years in development and representing thousands of man-hours of compiled experience, the District Cooling Best Practice Guide is dedicated to the growth and utilization of district cooling as a means to enhance energy efficiency, to provide more sustainable and reliable energy infrastructure, and contribute to improving the global environment.
The text and illustrations are designed to provide practical insight and technical guidance on the "business" of designing, owning and operating district cooling systems.
Danish District Heating Association (Dansk Fjernvarme) News Summary Page. Almost 60% of the Danish population in 1.6 million dwellings enjoy the benefit of being connected to clean and efficient district heating systems. Danish District Heating Association, formed in 1957, is the professional organization for over 400 district heating plants across the country, including 40 municipal utilities, 350 cooperative enterprises and 10 private companies.
Danish Board of District Heating (DBDH). For decades Denmark has been the world leader in the accumulation of know-how and the development and implementation of innovative technologies related to district heating. DBDH is a private organisation representing the leading participants within the Danish district heating sector. Sign up for the newsletter of the Danish Board of District Heating (DBDH) on their website.
"Sustaindinavia": Copenhagen's Integrated Approach to Energy. Sustainable cities -- every mayor wants one. They attract green businesses, and the career-minded people who want to work there. Just proclaiming a community "green," though, isn't nearly enough. Forward-thinking cities are walking the talk. We went looking for examples in Copenhagen, Denmark. The secret to their success is integrating energy production right into the city. Learn how Copenhagen stopped worrying about the garbage and started becoming a carbon-neutral city. by Denis Du Bois
Copenhagen District Heating and the UN Climate Change Conference:
Did District Energy Win the Recognition It Deserves?
Thirty-six years ago, when the 1973 oil embargo sent shock waves through the Danish economy, government leaders took assertive action. To cut dependence on foreign oil, they invested in district energy, combined heat and power and waste-to-energy systems. Today, Copenhagen boasts one of the greenest and most innovative district heating systems in the world. After experiencing first-hand the benefits of Copenhagen's stunningly successful district energy system, did the delegates at COP15 come away with a new awareness of this proven technology?
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