Campus Carbon Reduction Goals: An IDEA Report


In March 2022 IDEA launched a survey to collect and collate our member college and universities’ carbon reduction targets and goals. If you would like to add to or edit your institution’s carbon goal, please reach out to Sarah Theurkauf at sarah.idea@districtenergy.org

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Watch Our "We're Built for This" Decarbonization Video

Around the world, investments in district energy infrastructure are accelerating the shift to lower carbon solutions for cities, communities and campuses.

IDEA has produced a new video, "We're Built for This", to demonstrate district energy's role in decarbonizing; highlighting the flexibility, reliability and resiliency of district energy systems and how they continue to evolve to leverage new technologies and lower carbon resources.

Regardless of your organization's role in the industry, we urge you to share it within your networks. Help inform the communities you serve - and the world - how district energy systems achieve economies of scale by aggregating the energy needs of multiple customer buildings. If you are an IDEA Member and interested in receiving this customized video, with insertion of your logo and website included at the conclusion of the video, please contact Jason Beal at jason.idea@districtenergy.org.

Read the Latest Issue of District Energy

The Fall 2022 issue of District Energy magazine is now available online. Members will also receive the printed magazine via mail. As always, District Energy highlights innovative work being done by IDEA members in North America and beyond.

Here's the feature lineup:

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Get a peek at the latest technologies and inspirational ideas that are moving the industry forward by registering for the IDEA Innovation Awards Webinar on Wednesday, December 14 at 11:00 AM EST.
This free webinar - our last event for 2022 - will feature presentations by the winner of this year’s Innovation award, Dalhousie University and FVB Energy, Inc., alongside honorable mention selections Emicool and Enwave Energy Corporationfollowed by conversation and Q&A with the honorees.
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Part 2 of the "Large Heat Pumps" series featuring IDEA Sustaining Sponsor, Johnson Controls, is now streaming.  This free webinar will discuss configurations and real world application of water-to-water heat pumps, particularly medium to large capacity, with high temperature hot water. Discussions include how to demonstrate heating only, simultaneous cooling and heating, cooling only applications; system considerations including thermal energy storage tanks and geo-exchange along with things to look out for when designing, selecting, and installing water-to-water heat pumps.

Goal/Outcome: To understand the various product and application possibilities of water-to-water heat pumps for accelerated decarbonization of heating.

This webinar is a continuation of part 1 of this webinar series, "Large Heat Pumps: What is a heat pump and understanding the importance of sizing and the ROI calculator"

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Part One of this series is also streaming - a great series to binge watch!

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Stream Mini-Master Class on District Energy

More than 800 people registered for our Mini Master Class on District Energy, brought to you by the IDEA Young Professionals Group, geared for those who are new to district energy. Missed it? It's now available to stream!

A recognized expert in district energy, Juan Ontiveros, breaks down the ins and outs of district energy from multiple viewpoints for our Young Professionals Group, YPG. Stream this high level discussion in design, operation, and maintenance and how it evolved at The University of Texas at Austin in this one-hour webinar dubbed ‘The Mini-Master Class’.

District energy at the University of Texas at Austin was awarded ‘System of the Year’ by IDEA in 2018 and recognized as a PEER Platinum certified system.

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Energy & Sustainability Reporting Best Practices: Your Data. Your Way, featuring IDEA Member EnergyCAP, is now available to stream, for free. 

District Energy operators at higher education institutions and in downtown districts are being challenged to make actionable progress towards decarbonization. A common challenge for these operators and the organizations that they serve is a need to be able to report on various aspects of energy data, including cost, consumption, and inherent greenhouse gases. How do you go about making this data available to your stakeholders the way they want to see it? Find out by registering!

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