3rd Global District Energy Climate Awards – Looking out for excellence!

Date: 24 September 2013

Press release by Euroheat & Power:


The third edition of the Global District Energy Climate Awards Ceremony took place on 23 September 2013 in New York.

The Global District Energy Climate Award was inaugurated at COP15 in 2009. It seeks to honour systems that illustrate the overall importance of district energy (heating & cooling) in providing sustainable energy solutions.

In cooperation with the International Energy Agency (IEA) technology network, the representative organisations of the district energy sector, Euroheat & Power1 and IDEA2 decided to join forces and have the event in New York during the Climate Energy week. Over 100 professionals from organisations across the world met to celebrate success and collective attainment.

Robin Wiltshire, Chairman of the evaluation panel of the 3rd edition who is the Technical Director at BRE and Chair of IEA Implementing Agreement on District Heating & Cooling, commented “This edition’s nominees covered an extraordinary range of schemes. The evaluation panel was very impressed with the quality of the applications submitted and the systems they represent. The awards winners show exemplary leadership in local district energy by providing clean, sustainable energy solutions, they should inspire other cities and communities to take the next steps!”.

The Global District Energy Climate Awards recognises systems that lead the way towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon heat supply and at this edition 11 awards were celebrated:

Municipal scheme serving more than 10.000 citizens: Expansion
 Decentralized District Heating and Cooling system (DHC) • Helsinki, Finland

Municipal scheme serving more than 10.000 citizens: Modernization
 Västermalmsverket: The brilliance of a district energy system • Falun, Sweden
 District Energy St. Paul • Saint Paul, MN, United States
 Twence: A Top Supplier of Sustainable Energy • Hengelo & Enschede, Netherlands

Municipal scheme serving more than 10.000 citizens: New Scheme
 Integrated District Cooling Plant (IDCP) The Pearl Qatar • Doha – Qatar

Small and medium communities serving less than 10,000 citizens
 Sunstore4 • Marstal, Denmark
 Aberdeen Heat & Power District Energy • Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Campus sized systems
 Cornell Combined Heat and Power Project Ithaca • New York, NY, United States
 Combined Heat & Power (CHP) System College Station • Texas, TX, United States

Special awards
 Innovation – Bio-oil production connected to existing DH and CHP • Joensuu, Finland
 Integration of Renewable Energy – Princess Noura University for Women • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

For further information about the winners see http://www.districtenergyaward.org/awards/2013-2/