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2010 Norm Taylor Award: David Woods

Omaha Executive Named ‘Person of the Year’ by International District Energy Association BOSTON – June 30, 2010 – David Woods, vice president and general manager of Energy Systems Co. of Omaha, Neb., received the International District Energy Association’s prestigious Norman R. Taylor Award...

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Chair's Update 4th Quarter 2010

Is your knowledge base planning to retire? Lately we've heard about a number of major items affecting us in some way. Pending EPA legislation on Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (see the feature story in this issue), the BP oil spill and uncertainty about congressional passage of an...

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Chair's Update 3rd Quarter 2010

I hope that everyone who attended the 101st Annual Conference in Indianapolis enjoyed their stay and went home with information that will provide improvements and successes in the business of providing energy for their customers. I want to thank Laxmi Rao, Jamie Dillard and each of the speakers...

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Chair's Update 2nd Quarter 2010

I am writing my last column as IDEA chair, and what a year it has been! It is hard to believe it has been nearly a year since we celebrated the association's 100th anniversary at the incredible National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. I will always remember that evening. Seeing so many of...

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Chair's Update 1st Quarter 2010

This new year arrived a lot faster than others I can recall, and just around the corner is IDEA's Campus Energy Conference set for Feb. 9–­12 in Reno. I look forward to being there and hearing from my peers about the challenges and successes at their institutions. The economic downturn continues...

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District Energy Space Awards 2010

Each year, IDEA asks all of its member systems to provide the number of buildings and their area in square feet that have been committed or recommitted to district energy service during the previous calendar year. We report the number of buildings, gross square foot area and thermal energy...

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President's Message 4th Quarter 2010

President's Message 4th Quarter 2010 From District Energy Magazine, Fourth Quarter, 2010 Rob Thornton When I was 11 years old, I took over the afternoon paper route in my neighborhood. With 80 papers to deliver after school, I had to move quickly if I was to have any daylight left...


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President's Quarterly Message 3rd Quarter 2010

From District Energy Magazine, Third Quarter, 2010 Rob Thornton Consider these facts: In 1800, the world's population was 1 billion and there was just one city on the planet with a population over 1 million inhabitants - London. Today, only 210 years later, global population is over 6...


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President's Quarterly Message 1st Quarter 2010

Rob Thornton The ambitious and long ­awaited U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen recently concluded after two weeks of somewhat contentious discussion, marked largely by dialogue, diatribe between the U.S. and China, and general discord among the rich and poor...