Best Practices in District Energy/CHP: Project Life Cycles: Part 2

When:  Jan 10, 2024 from 15:00 to 16:30 (ET)

We’re excited to announce that the conversation continues with Part 2 on Wednesday January 10th from 3-4:30 ET! Catch up with our four presenters and their systems as they enter the next phase: Engineering. Part 2: Engineering will cover the complex technical decision-making processes, such as project phasing, the technical selection process, design resources, and modeling strategies. 

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

For Part 1, our panelists took us through the intricacies of kicking off major decarbonization projects, from stakeholder engagement and communications to financing and initial engineering design. If you didn’t catch it, or would like to revisit the conversation, you can find the recording at

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 Parts 3 and 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!