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Design Considerations for Insulating District Energy Systems

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 in these scenarios may be direct buried, in trenches, vaults or tunnels. The success of...

 06-09-2021 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET

Detecting, Quantifying & Controlling Microbiological Biofilms in Large Circulating Water Systems

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 HVAC cooling systems. Chem-Aqua has worked with several major research institutions and...

 05-12-2021 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET

2020 IDEA Innovation Awards

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 feature presentations by and conversations with the winner of this year’s Innovation award,...

 12-16-2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET

Operating Large Chiller Plants – The Benefits of Variable Speed Drives

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 climates like in the Middle East. But the concepts and insight will be valuable for most...

 12-09-2020 | 08:00 - 09:00 ET

2020 HVAC Trends at Universities and Hospitals – Roundtable Discussion

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, indoor air quality, budgets, efficiency, refrigerants, etc. Panelists ...

 11-19-2020 | 15:00 - 16:00 ET

Review of Hydrogen to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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 varying hydrogen volumes and the safety aspects of utilizing and storing hydrogen. Key...

 11-17-2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET

2020 District Energy Space Awards

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 8% increase in the buildings committed, build upon a more than decade-long trend of...

 10-28-2020 | 15:00 - 16:00 ET

NYSERDA Funding Program for Community Heat Pump Systems

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 Heat Pump Systems to serve eligible customers in New York State. The $15 million...

 10-20-2020 | 15:00 - 16:00 ET

COVID-19 and Campus Utility Systems

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. Campuses have continued to react and address current challenges and ongoing uncertainties...

 10-06-2020 | 12:00 - 13:00 ET

COVID-19 Working Group - Back to School

As August begins against a backdrop of surging COVID-19 cases across the country, many campuses are adjusting to incorporate virtual and physical plans for re-opening. To help our IDEA community, we would like to bring the group back together for an update on strategies planned on your campus...

 08-20-2020 | 13:30 - 14:30 ET