Best Practices in District Energy/CHP: Project Life Cycles: Part 3: Implementation

When:  Mar 13, 2024 from 15:00 to 16:30 (ET)

Did you catch Parts 1 and 2 of our Best Practices Webinar series, focusing on the initial planning and engineering of major decarbonization projects?

Our amazing panelists took us through the intricacies of kicking off major decarbonization projects in Part 1, from stakeholder engagement and communications to financing and initial engineering design, and then in Part 2 we delved more deeply into the engineering decision making process and initial construction phases. If you didn’t get a chance to view the webinar, or would like to revisit the conversations, you can find recordings online at

We’re excited to announce that the conversation continues with Part 3 on Wednesday March 13th from 3-4:30 ET! Catch up with our four presenters and their systems as they enter the next phase: Implementation.

• Ted Borer, Princeton University
• Meghan Riesterer, CenTrio
• David Woodson, University of Washington
• Paul Zmick, University of Virginia

Part 3: Implementation will cover the challenges of the construction phase, from maintaining service to managing customer relationships and expectations. Register now to catch Part 3 of this groundbreaking conversation!

This webinar series is being produced as part of IDEA’s cooperative agreement through the US Department of Energy, Verification and Validation of Performance with Dissemination of Best Practices in District Energy and CHP for Enhanced Resiliency, Energy Efficiency. In addition to Part 4 of this webinar series, IDEA will be publishing a series of podcasts, District Energy Magazine articles, and a final report on the study findings in early 2024. Interested in a sneak-peak of the findings? Visit and explore the interactive maps of best practices, collected case studies, and the Thermal Energy Handbook!