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Chair's Update 2019 Spring/Summer Issue

The Chair's Update was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine I hope you were able to attend the most recent IDEA campus conference held in New Orleans. We set a new record, with nearly 1,100 attendees. The campus conference has continued to grow since the...

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President's Message 2019 Spring/Summer Issue

The President's Message was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine In 1952, a magazine reporter asked notorious criminal Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, to which Sutton famously replied, “Because that’s where the money is.” Today, if you were to ask me why...

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New Innovations To Shape Future Of District Cooling, Says IDEA President

Baset Asaba, Utilites Middle East The president of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) recently spoke to Utilities Middle East about the state of the district cooling industry in the Middle East and the prospects that lie ahead Watch the Video on Utilities Middle East ...

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Empower & ASHRAE launch 'Owner's Guide for buildings served by District Cooling'

Press Release Ahmad Bin Shafar: "Empower is the first organisation in the world to sponsor the launch of the updated edition of the ‘District Cooling Guide’ and the ’Owner’s Guide for buildings served by District Cooling’. This comes in line with Empower’s ongoing development strategy” Dubai...

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Ammonia to heat homes in the Netherlands

Charlotte McLaughlin, AMMONIA21 Summary Hengelo, a Dutch city in the east, has nearly completed a new district-heating network using ammonia heat pump technology. “We have delivered our second decentralised energy centre: ‘DEC Noord’,” Rolf Broekman, a consultant at Qirion, told ammonia21.com...

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Veolia Seeks Over $1 Billion in District Energy Sale

Gillian Tan, Francois De Beaupuy, and Scott Deveau; Bloomberg Summary French water and waste-treatment company Veolia Environnement SA is seeking more than $1 billion for its North American heating and cooling business in first-round bids due next month, people familiar with the matter...

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Conference Wrap Up: CampusEnergy2019

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. Maybe it was the allure of the four-track technical session with over 100 presenters. Maybe it was the 70-degree weather. Or maybe it was the enticement of experiencing Carnival in the city that embodies...

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Creative Energy poised for growth

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. Krishnan Iyer outlines plans to incorporate low-carbon solutions into the company's thermal networks. In July 2018, Krishnan Iyer was appointed president and CEO of Vancouver, B.C.-based Creative...

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Like-for-like plant controls upgrades: When are they an advantage?

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. Plants weighing a simple version update versus new system have several factors to consider. District energy plant owners face growing demands to modernize their plant controls and electrical systems....

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District energy a key to creating resilient infrastructure

This article was featured in the 2019 Spring/Summer Issue of District Energy Magazine. With climate change impacts increasing, systems are helping cities and campuses prepare. The cities most prepared for the future are those with plans in place for resilient energy infrastructure....

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