District Energy/CHP systems form the backbone of efficient, resilient and sustainable energy infrastructure for campuses, healthcare, research centers, airports and military bases around the globe. Aggregating the thermal and electricity needs of dozens or even hundreds of buildings creates economies of scale that enable investment in highly efficient, sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure. College and university campuses have emerged as global leaders in the operation and optimization of world-class district energy systems.
Underpinning the historical operational success of district energy systems is continuous improvement in systems design and optimization, innovations in control technologies, and robust peer exchange sharing proven solutions. The annual IDEA Campus Energy Conference has earned a reputation for excellent technical content, valuable peer exchange, and open constructive dialogue with business partners in a relaxed, collegial atmosphere.