IDEA Member Benefits




• Leveraging IDEA as a facilitator to network with expert peers across North America and around the world.

• Exclusive access to Members Area of website. IDEA's Web site features a special, secure "Members Only" section with full access to IDEA's Membership Directory including all contact information, plus other hard-working professional assets.


• Discounted registration, exhibit space and advertising

  • Only IDEA members can purchase advertising space on the IDEA website, including job openings that you would like to distribute to highly qualified candidates.
  • Members receive discounted registration fees at IDEA conferences and discounted exhibition fees at IDEA trade shows, access to attendee listings and other exclusive benefits.
  • Members receive discounted advertising rates in District Energy magazine
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District Energy Magazine

Members receive printed and/or digital subscriptions of District Energy magazine. Published quarterly since 1915, District Energy is one of the industry's leading publications for news, technical information and insight into the latest topics and issues affecting the district energy and combined heat and power industry.


IDEA Forums

Only IDEA members can join on-line IDEA Forums-informal on-line discussion groups for members with common interests and one of the most-cited benefits of IDEA membership. When you need insight or authoritative advice on a challenging problem or opportunity, post your question on an IDEA Forum and get responses from other IDEA members 24/7. IDEA Forums also meet physically at IDEA conferences.


• Member Support: We answer our phones

IDEA staff is informed and knowledgeable, and is dedicated and ready to assist our members. IDEA awards recognize member organizations and individuals that have demonstrated substantive and outstanding performance and achievement in the industry.


• Engaged Industry Advocacy

Since IDEA was established in June 1909, our association has been "Informing, Connecting and Advancing" the global district energy industry by actively lobbying for policy and regulatory guidance that supports a positive business climate for members. IDEA conducts industry research to obtain operational data and statistical information that provides a benchmark for strategic decision making.


Listing in the IDEA Resource Guide

IDEA business partner members are entitled to a free listing in this keyword-searchable, on-line listing of world-class IDEA member manufacturer/supplier and service provider contacts.


Industry News Blog and RSS feed

IDEA researches world news sources and publishes substantive news about projects and developments that affect our industry-and your professional world.


Broadcast Email Updates

IDEA broadcasts email notices to our members and supporters on breaking industry news, professional events, policy updates and business and professional opportunities.



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