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District Energy in Cities—United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

A transition to modern district energy systems could contribute to 60 per cent of required energy sector emissions reductions by 2050, and reduce primary energy consumption by up to 50 per cent, according to a new report by the UNEP in collaboration with the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2), ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, and UN-Habitat.

• Download the full report at www.unep.org/energy/des

IDEA Community Energy Development Guide

The guidebook aims to support mayors, planners, community leaders, the development community and economic development officials who are planning resilient urban energy infrastructure, driving the community energy planning process and implementing district energy systems in cities, communities and towns. 

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IDEA Resource Guide

IDEA's Online Resource Guide

Your reliable source for locating best-of-breed providers of services, products and technology to the district energy, combined heat and power (CHP) and waste-to-energy (WtE) industries.     CLICK HERE

Index of IDEA Resources on the Web

Other Industry Websites

District Energy Associations by Country


IDEA Conferences & Workshops (CEUs are available to attendees).

District Energy Magazine, published quarterly since 1915 and sent to all IDEA Members by mail. Subscriptions to the printed issues of District Energy magazine are available to nonmembers: Subscribe Now.

• Free listing in the IDEA on-line Resource Guide

Need authoritative information about District Energy, Combined Heat & Power or Waste Heat Recovery? Email us at idea@districtenergy.org

Looking for a reliable Consultant or Supplier? Check out our Online Resource Guide.

IDEA Members have exclusive access to online discussion with each other using the IDEA Online Forums.

The IDEA District Heating Handbook free public download (PDF). Hardcover copy available here.

Order a hardcover copy of the IDEA District Cooling Best Practice Guide (not available as a download).

Annual District Energy Space compilation: Year-over-year industry growth since 1990.

Case Studies

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