Int'l District Energy Assoc.
Westborough, MA, United States
The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is a nonprofit trade association founded in 1909 and governed by a 20-member Board of Directors. IDEA represents approximately 1500 members who are district heating and cooling executives, managers, engineers, consultants and equipment suppliers from 25 countries. Association members operate district energy systems owned by utilities, municipalities, hospitals, military bases and airports throughout North America and around the world. The largest district heating system in the United States, owned by Consolidated Edison of New York, is an IDEA member, as is the nation's largest district cooling system, Thermal Chicago. IDEA fosters the success of its members as leaders in providing reliable, economical, efficient and environmentally sound district energy services. Our vision is to promote energy efficiency and environmental quality through the advancement of district heating, district cooling and cogeneration (also known as combined heat and power or CHP).