Watch Our "We're Built for This" Decarbonization Video

Around the world, investments in district energy infrastructure are accelerating the shift to lower carbon solutions for cities, communities and campuses.

IDEA has produced a new video, "We're Built for This", to demonstrate district energy's role in decarbonizing; highlighting the flexibility, reliability and resiliency of district energy systems and how they continue to evolve to leverage new technologies and lower carbon resources.

Regardless of your organization's role in the industry, we urge you to share it within your networks. Help inform the communities you serve - and the world - how district energy systems achieve economies of scale by aggregating the energy needs of multiple customer buildings. If you are an IDEA Member and interested in receiving this customized video, with insertion of your logo and website included at the conclusion of the video, please contact Jason Beal at jason.idea@districtenergy.org.

Read the Latest Issue of District Energy


The First Quarter 20243 issue of District Energy magazine is now available online. Members will also receive the printed magazine via mail. As always, District Energy highlights innovative work being done by IDEA members in North America and beyond.

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Get Ready for IDEA2023

We are honored to have CenTrio serve as Host of IDEA2023. This is a big year for the CenTrio district energy system in Chicago, as it is the first time it will be carbon zero. They are excited to share their story with you.

Steve Swinson, CEO of CenTrio has put together a welcome video for the conference and as you can see, there will be much to learn - and much fun to be had - at this year's IDEA Annual Conference.

Start making your plans to join us in Chicago for IDEA2023! Let’s work together towards a sustainable energy future.

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IDEA Carbon Count Survey

Submissions for the first ever IDEA Carbon Count Survey are due April 1st!

IDEACC is an annual elective initiative to assess carbon emissions by member district energy systems and better understand the methods member systems are using to decarbonize. This voluntary program is intended to support IDEA education and advocacy efforts and should become a valuable tool for members to share best practices and demonstrate their success at reducing carbon emissions on behalf of their customers and connected buildings.

Make sure you're a part of history - contribute to the IDEA Carbon Count Survey today.

Submission Form and Guidelines



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