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President's Message 4th Quarter 2018

Many people know IDEA from attending our conferences. Of course, when you do something for 109 years running, you would hope to build a solid reputation. I am proud of the effort our team puts into planning and executing our conferences and workshops. They may look like a duck gliding across the...


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Chair's Update 1st Quarter 2018

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, was quoted as saying that change is the only constant in life. How true is that? Well, maybe not completely true for everything, looking at the Major League Baseball division leaders as I write my column compared to the same time last year. That being said, our...

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Update on Germany’s energy transition: Q&A with Udo Wichert

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. In 2010, the German government formally adopted a plan to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by transitioning to an environmentally sound, sustainable and affordable low-carbon economy. Known as the ...


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Cybersecurity: A framework for system evaluation

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Ever-Green Energy shares how it developed its cybersecurity program – and lessons learned. Cybersecurity is dominating the news in 2018. Data breaches reported by retailers and other companies that manage personal...


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Preparing for the unexpected at the University of Denver

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. With planning, campuses with aging infrastructure can be ready for and mitigate potential system failures. The University of Denver (DU) is a private institution with roots dating to 1864 when it was founded as a...


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The U.S. Army’s pivot to energy and water resilience

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. A shift in policy increases consideration of microgrid, CHP and diverse energy initiatives as mission-sustaining technologies. Energy and water are fundamental elements to the readiness and resilience of the U.S....


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From Dubai to Hong Kong: District cooling a strategy for sustainable development

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Systems in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific help high-growth cities reduce emissions and conserve resources. The world is becoming increasingly urbanized. By 2050, 68 percent of the earth’s population will reside...


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District Energy Magazine - Latest issue now online

IDEA is pleased to bring you the latest issue of District Energy magazine, now available online . Our cover story highlights the tremendous growth of district cooling in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions, which will be the focus of our DistrictCooling2018 conference in Dubai, Dec....


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President's Message 3rd Quarter 2018

From District Energy Magazine, Third Quarter, 2018 The theme for IDEA2018 in Vancouver was “Local Solutions, Global Impact,” and the outcome of the 109th annual conference clearly bore that out. Nearly 800 attendees from 22 countries, six provinces, 37 states and 256 cities provided a range...

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Chair's Update 3rd Quarter 2018

I’d like to thank the IDEA board and all of the members for electing me as IDEA’s chair and for demonstrating your confidence and trust in me to represent you and the district energy industry. I am honored and excited to get started in my new role. I take the responsibility of serving as chair...

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