District Energy magazine--Overview

District Energy magazine serves as the central information resource for district energy industry professionals. Since first published by IDEA in 1915, it continues to be an authoritative source of district energy industry information because of the high quality of its articles and columns, most of which are contributed by volunteer authors.

District Energy reports on developments and trends in district energy and/or CHP operations, technology, regulatory issues, legislative action, as well as marketing, legal and financial issues involved in developing district energy systems and their implications for the industry. The magazine also includes how-to recommendations from industry experts and new product developments.

Printed copies of District Energy are mailed to all IDEA members and selected industry affiliates.

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IDEA welcomes case studies, articles and industry news items for District Energy magazine!

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Send abstracts and news items to: Peter Myers, Editor at pmyers@myersgroup.net.

Target Audience

District Energy readers represent utilities, municipalities, universities, hospitals, industrial parks, airports and other physical plant systems. They also include manufacturers of equipment for central energy plants systems; architects and engineers involved in the design and development of district energy systems; district energy customers such as building owners and managers; and federal, state and community leaders.

IDEA Members receive printed copies of District Energy magazine as a member benefit.

Advertising Opportunities


Each year, IDEA member organizations invest billions of dollars in equipment, services and energy supplies. Global projections for new system growth over the next 5-7 years range from $12 billion to $20 billion. From campus energy renewals to new district cooling systems, IDEA members are setting a record pace for investment across the globe.


Make sure your message reaches key decision makers through a trusted and reliable source — the International District Energy Association. IDEA’s publications and website offer qualified opportunities for your company to present your products and services to the KEY DECISION MAKERS in the district energy industry! Advertising in IDEA publications or on the website ensures that your sales message will have direct exposure to district energy system owners, developers, engineers, operators and physical plant managers who specify and make the final decisions on products and services.


Take a close look at the publications and the magazine editorial calendar to decide which issues may be of greatest interest to your organization. Or, schedule a full year’s worth of advertising in all the IDEA publications and on the website to ensure your company full visibility throughout the industry. (Plus, you’ll receive substantial savings from discounted rates offered through frequency advertising.)

Advertising opportunities for members and nonmembers are available in District Energy magazine on a one-time or contract basis. Website advertising is available only to IDEA Members. For more information, please contact Tanya Kozel—Tanya.idea@districtenergy.org; tel: 720-541-7913.

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