Our members reported that they committed or recommitted 350 customer buildings in North America totaling 57,810,954 square feet (sq ft) of building space to district energy service during 2016, or were previously unreported. That compares with 158 buildings and 33,678,616 sq ft during 2015.
The North America total of 57,810,954 sq ft added in 2016 to IDEA’s running total of reported square footage of 693,853,070 sq ft committed to North American district energy systems since 1990, brings the current total for North America reported since 1990 to 751,664,024 sq ft.
Beyond North America
IDEA is also pleased to be able to report strong system growth from Beyond North America, which we have tracked since 2004. An additional 425 buildings and 105,331,989 sq ft were reported for 2016. That compares with 121 buildings and 42,856,027 sq ft during 2015.
The Beyond North America total of 105,331,989 sq ft added in 2016 to IDEA’s running total of square footage to 1,366,513,294 sq ft total reported since 2004.
Totals: North America and Beyond North America
The total combined building area reported added during 2016 in North America and Beyond North America is 163,142,942 sq ft. The total building area added, as reported to District Energy Space by our members since our tally began is 163,142,942 + 1,955,034,376 = 2,118,177,318 sq ft.