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District Energy Magazine: Fall 2020 Issue Now Available

The Fall 2020 issue of District Energy magazine is now available online. From the cover story on district cooling coming to Columbia, uncovering steam line leaks with drone thermal imaging, to managing Legionella disease in buildings in the face of shutdowns and re-openings, there's something for everyone.

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IDEA2021: Call for Presentations


Powering the Future:
District Energy/CHP/Microgrids
Austin, TX, June 14-17, 2021
Call for Presentations

We are pleased to welcome abstracts and submissions of interest from public and private sector participants, domestic and global, on a range of topics around the theme of “Powering the Future”.   

Cities, communities and campuses are seeking smarter and more sustainable solutions to improve energy resiliency, reduce emissions and stimulate local economic growth.  Investments in district energy, combined heat and power and microgrids can help to achieve all three of these objectives concurrently, while preparing for a cleaner energy future.  

Since 1909, IDEA conferences have earned a reputation for excellent technical content, valuable peer exchange and open dialogue, fostering an environment for new business opportunities while advancing the interests of the industry. Get involved in this important program by submitting your abstract today.

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U.S. Department of Energy Publishes CHP Technology Fact Sheet Series

Part of the Better Buildings initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants more energy efficient by accelerating investment and sharing of successful best practices.

CampusEnergy2021 Goes Virtual

CampusEnergy2021 Goes Virtual

IDEA has made the difficult but appropriate decision to deliver CampusEnergy2021 as a virtual-only event. The 34th Annual Campus Energy Conference, originally planned for San Francisco, will still take place on the dates of February 16-18, 2021, but as a virtual event, rather than in person.
The conference schedule and registration will be online soon (click here to be notified when it opens). But you can get exhibit and sponsorship information right now!
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