SECOND QUARTER 2009
ENERGY STAR Performers: Customers earn high marks
for energy efficiency
Last year a record number of commercial buildings qualified for the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency’s ENERGY STAR label, denoting superior energy performance. Many district energy-supplied
buildings were among them. Across the country, IDEA members’ customers have found that earning
the ENERGY STAR label translates to cost savings and emissions reductions. Member systems can
play a key role in introducing customers to this program.
12 Real-Time Thermal Energy Modeling and Simulation:
Information helps make decisions, cut costs
Thomas S. Lund-Hansen, Vice President – U.S. and Canada, 7-Technologies
How can district energy system operators worker smarter, not just harder? One strategy, adopted at
the University of New Mexico, Copenhagen Energy and elsewhere, is the use of real-time thermal
energy modeling and simulation. RTTMS programs provide accurate, timely, ‘decision-ready’
information that operators can tap to optimize their systems.
18 Learning From European Energy Policies: Opportunities
for district heating and cooling
Sabine Froning, Managing Director, Euroheat & Power
Although district energy already holds a significant market share in the European Union – in
some countries reaching 50 percent or greater – opportunities abound for future growth.
Realizing district energy’s potential there will require more investment, further education of
some EU policy makers, district energy/CHP-friendly policy development and global promotion.
36 The Fourth 25 Years: Association expands global
and legislative reach
In this final installment of IDEA’s look back over 100 years of association history, the focus shifts
to the past 25 years – 1985-2009, a time of burgeoning district cooling development in North
America and around the world, rising energy prices, and increased importance and awareness of
the U.S. energy and environmental legislative agenda.
44 Local Energy, Global Solution: IDEA’s 100th Annual
Conference & Trade Show not to be missed
It’s here! IDEA is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and you are invited to join the festivities
June 28-July 1, 2009, just outside Washington, D.C. The program promises special sessions
touting member successes and opportunities to learn from industry peers. Plus there will be special
history displays, a brand-new industry video, a cruise on the Potomac and a black-tie-optional gala at
the National Building Museum. Come to see old friends, meet new ones, catch up on the industry
and launch the association into its next 100 years.
National Building Museum