IDEA Virtual Learning includes live and streaming webinars that explore the latest issues, projects, and initiatives shaping the future of district energy.

Recordings of all IDEA Virtual Learning Content as well as the presentation slides are available after the event for your enjoyment, many delivered free to the IDEA community. 

Upcoming Webinars

Recent Webinars

  • Cooling water is a critical commodity at virtually all heavy industrial plants. Many heat exchangers rely either directly or indirectly on cooling from open recirculating systems. Scaling, microbiological ...

     07-14-2021  |  13:00 - 14:00 ET

  • Sponsored by Owens Corning FOAMGLAS Alec Cusick, Technical Services Engineer for Owens Corning, will outline the key considerations for District/Campus Energy insulation systems.  Piping and equipment ...

     06-09-2021  |  13:00 - 14:00 ET

  • Sponsored by Chem-Aqua With the availability of advanced instrumentation and affordable DNA testing over the past decade, there has been new research into the growth and properties of biofilms within ...

     05-12-2021  |  13:00 - 14:00 ET

  • Sponsored by FLEXIM AMERICAS Summary: HVAC represents one of the largest costs of operating and maintaining commercial and institutional properties. A top priority of facilities ...

     01-27-2021  |  13:00 - 14:00 ET

  • If you are committed to keeping pace with the latest advances in district energy, we encourage you to attend the IDEA Innovation Awards on Wednesday, December 16 at 1PM ET. This free virtual event will ...

     12-16-2020  |  13:00 - 14:00 ET

  • Recorded December 9, 2020 IDEA sustaining sponsor, Johnson Controls, discusses the use of variable speed drives in large chiller plants. The case studies presented will be specific to hot and humid ...

     12-09-2020  |  08:00 - 09:00 ET

  • During this panel discussion, several subject matter experts will discuss key HVAC trends we have seen in the past year. The discussion will focus on universities and hospitals and will cover safety, COVID-19, ...

     11-19-2020  |  15:00 - 16:00 ET

  • Hydrogen has become a significant fuel of interest due to being a carbon neutral fuel. This webinar will review the varies supply sources of hydrogen, projected cost , comparison of carbon offsets for ...

     11-17-2020  |  13:00 - 14:00 ET

  • Join as The International District Energy Association (IDEA) releases its annual report, District Energy Space, detailing the growth in district energy for 2019. This year’s results, which show a nearly ...

     10-28-2020  |  15:00 - 16:00 ET

  • IDEA is pleased to be partnering with The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to develop their upcoming solicitation to support the study, design, and construction of Community ...

     10-20-2020  |  15:00 - 16:00 ET

  • COVID-19 is at the front of everyone’s mind and is driving changes in everyone’s operations. We are all faced with the dilemma of how to best serve our facilities and campuses in this current environment. ...

     10-06-2020  |  12:00 - 13:00 ET

  • Join us for an open discussion led by IDEA's Young Professional Group co-chairs, Laura Christensen and Chase Davis, with three of IDEA's long-time members and seasoned experts in district energy. They'll ...

     07-21-2020  |  15:00 - 16:00 ET


IDEA COVID-19 Working Group Webinars

To address the growing concerns and added responsibilities and considerations of everyone working in district energy during this crisis, IDEA has launched a series of bi-weekly webinars to facilitate peer exchange and open communication among industry operations professionals. 

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