achieved last year. 2008 was another
year of positive growth in the industry
with nearly 45 million sq ft connected
in North America and more than 281
million sq ft Beyond North America,
largely in the Middle East.
While 22 organizations submitted
new customer buildings, IDEA was
pleased to recognize those whose performance set them apart from peers in
terms of buildings connected or committed and or square footage committed/
connected to district energy systems.
Congratulations to our award recipients,
and thank you to all our participants for
their important contributions.
Greatest Number of Buildings/
; Gold: Con Edison Steam Operations - 18
; Silver: Veolia North America, Trigen-
Philadelphia system - 12
; Bronze: Detroit Thermal - 11
Most Square Feet/North America
; Gold: Con Edison Steam Operations -
; Silver: NRG Energy Center Minneapolis
; Bronze: Detroit Thermal - 5,724,932
Most Number of Buildings/Beyond
Most Square Feet/Beyond
; Gold: Palm District Cooling - 1,479
; Silver: Qatar Cool - 880
; Bronze: Empower - 367
; Gold: Empower - 102,398,000
; Silver: Palm District Cooling -
; Bronze: Qatar Cool - 73,322,513
Sponsors Made It Possible
The centennial conference would not
have been possible without the generous
financial support of our sponsors.
Con Edison Steam Operations
FVB Energy, Inc.
Burns & McDonnell
Citizens Thermal/Citizens Energy Group
Ever-Green Energy, LLC
Jennings Strouss & Salmon
Syska Hennesy Group
Thermo Systems LLC
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Benz Air Engineering