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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 shines a spotlight on the creative problem-solving exhibited by the winner and honorable mentions of this year's IDEA Innovation Award . Other highlights include: Amazon...


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IDEA’s innovators of 2017

Kathryn Ramsted, Editorial Associate, District Energy This article appears in the Q4 2017 edition of District Energy magazine . From this year’s Innovation Award winner Princeton University to three honorable mention designees, IDEA members exemplify industry-leading ingenuity. The word ...

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Amazon system delivers data center waste heat

Tom Marseille, PE, Hon. AIA, LEED Fellow, Senior Vice President and Director of Built Ecology, WSP USA This article appears in the Q4 2017 edition of District Energy magazine . The e-commerce giant will achieve net-zero energy at its Seattle headquarters through an innovative...

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President's Message 4th Quarter 2017

Ben Franklin’s axiom that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” still rings true today. As I write this column, communities across coastal Texas and Florida are just beginning to recover from record winds and flooding inflicted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Puerto Rico is facing...

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Chair's Update 4th Quarter 2017

Thi s is an exciting time to be in the energy industry. The pace of change is accelerating as new technologies arise to meet the challenges of a growing global population and mitigate the impacts of climate change. In the last decade alone, we’ve seen exponential increases in the deployment of...

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Chair's Update 4th Quarter 2016

Eight years ago my wife and I had our dream home built. We had purchased the property three years before but waited until we had the right floor plan and finances to move forward. Knowing this was to be our dream home, and one we would likely be carried away from in a casket someday, we wanted...

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Chair's Update 4th Quarter 2015

"Embracing Change": That is IDEA's continuing focus and theme for this year. As we consider change, I can think of no other region in North America (or perhaps the world) that has driven change in our sector in the last five years more deliberately than the Canadian province of British Columbia ...

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Chair's Update 4th Quarter 2014

Over the summer I had the opportunity to visit two innovative district energy systems under construction in Vancouver. Both are integrating recovered waste heat as the primary source of energy for the system, significantly reducing energy usage and carbon emissions. These are just two of the...

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Chair's Update 4th Quarter 2013

Patti Wilson I was recently doing research about the Architect of the Capitol and was inspired by the very first sentence on its website under "About the AOC": "The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America's Capitol, serving Congress and the Supreme Court, creating...

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Chair's Update 4th Quarter 2012

Joseph Brillhart As I write this column, it seems to me like we were all just in Chicago together. Summer seemed to zoom by, and autumn, a favorite time of the year for me, never seems to last long enough. However, the good news is that it won't be long before we will all be together in San...

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