District Energy Space

District Energy Space is IDEA's annual publication featuring a detailed compilation of the number of buildings and their area in square feet that have been committed or recommitted to district energy service by IDEA member systems during the previous calendar year.

In conjunction with the publication of this industry-respected annual report, IDEA gives special recognition to the District Energy Systems contributing the highest growth in North America and Beyond North America with annual District Energy Space awards. 

District Energy Space, which has been an annual tradition for IDEA since 1990, is the result of voluntary reporting by its member system operators who share information about both buildings newly committed and those that have extended a contract with a duration of 10 years or more. 

A Tradition of Showcasing Industry Growth

The report also details building names, types of use (i.e. commercial office space, hotel, etc.), location, services (heating, cooling, hot water) and square footage served.  The report also provides summary insights on industry growth in North America and Beyond North America.

Read the District Energy Space Report for 2022

Growth Through the Years

Questions? Just Ask!

Sarah Crawford-Theurkauf
Policy & Research Associate

+1 (508) 366-9339
sarah.idea@districtenergy.org