Partnering with leading industry organizations from around the globe, IDEA works to publish industry best practices.
Current publications include:
Community Energy Development Guide
District Energy Magazine
District Heating Handbook
District Cooling Best Practice Guide
District Energy Space
Mutual Assistance for District Energy Guidebook
Aims to support mayors, planners, community leaders, real estate developers and economic development officials who are interested in planning more sustainable urban energy infrastructure, creating community energy master plans and implementing district energy systems in cities, communities and towns.
Dedicated to the growth and utilization of district cooling as a means to enhance energy efficiency, to provide more sustainable and reliable energy infrastructure, and contribute to improving the global environment.
The text and illustrations of this hard-cover reference book provide practical insight and technical guidance on the "business" of designing, owning and operating district cooling systems.
Reports on developments and trends in district energy and/or CHP operations, technology, regulatory issues, legislative action, as well as marketing, legal and financial issues involved in developing district energy systems and their implications for the industry. The magazine also includes how-to recommendations from industry experts and new product developments.
Printed copies of District Energy are mailed to all IDEA members and selected industry affiliates.
Annual 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. The report shows the incremental annual growth of new customer building space served by district energy systems and provides the data to demonstrate market confidence in district energy.
Latest edition of this authoritative sourcebook first published in 1921. It was produced by the membership of IDEA (then called the International District Heating Association, or IDHA) with assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy with a development contract through the Argonne National Laboratories.
For an electronic copy of the District Heating Handbook, contact IDEA.
Mutual aid plans have long been used in the utility industry for organizations to receive and provide needed support in the event of an emergency or disaster situation. Using this model, IDEA has developed the Mutual Assistance for District Energy (MADE) program among IDEA Member Organizations to provide a voluntary system for sharing trained personnel resources and emergency equipment in the event of disasters and unplanned outages.
The Guidebook is available to members only.
District Energy in Cities: Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, UN Environment
Governance Models and Strategic Decision-Making Processes for Deploying Thermal Grids, IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling including Combined Heat and Power
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