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President's Message 2019 Winter Issue

Watching reports from the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 24) in December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, I was struck by the powerful candor of 15-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden. In addressing officials from nearly...


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Chair's Update Winter Issue 2019

I am just returning from the IDEA DistrictCooling2018 conference in Dubai where I was able to learn and participate in best practice discussions. What was certainly obvious at the conference is that no matter where district energy systems are located in the world, we share many common...

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Carleton College plans for carbon neutrality

This article is featured in the 2019 Winter Issue of District Energy Magazine A new geothermal district heating system will lower emissions and operating costs. Last summer, as the rumbling drill rigs repeatedly pierced the iconic ground of the grassy “Bald Spot” in the heart of campus,...


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Science on display at the University of Kansas

This article is featured in the 2019 Winter Issue of District Energy Magazine A classroom in KU's central plant offers new student learning opportunities. T he University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence recently completed the largest development project it had undertaken in nearly a century....


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From recovery to resilience

This article was featured in the 2019 Winter Issue of District Energy Magazine Two New Orleans systems are thriving, growing and prepared for the future. In 2018, New Orleans, La., marked the 300th anniversary of its founding. A year of events honored the city’s rich history and culture...


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Brown University's Thermal Efficiency Project

This article was featured in the 2019 Winter Issue of District Energy Magazine The institution has charted a path to transform its aging heating system and reduce emissions. In 2008, Brown University in Providence, R.I., set an ambitious goal to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions...


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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 reveals how two district energy systems in New Orleans — Enwave New Orleans and Tulane University — have taken resilience to a new level. These systems will be featured on the...