Our members reported that they committed or recommitted 174 customer buildings in North America totaling 64,021,207 square feet (sq ft) of building space to district energy service during 2018 or were previously unreported. That compares with 190 buildings and 50,028,785 sq ft during 2017.
The North America total of 64,021,207 sq ft added in 2018 to IDEA’s running total of square footage of 801,692,809 sq ft committed to North American district energy systems since 1990, brings the current total for North America reported since 1990 to 865,692,809 sq ft.
Beyond North America
IDEA is also pleased to be able to report strong system growth from beyond North America, which we have tracked since 2004. An additional 156 buildings and 49,962,277 sq ft were reported for 2018. That compares with 243 buildings and 59,058,274 sq ft during 2017.
The Beyond North America total of 49,962,277 sq ft added in 2018 to IDEA’s running total of square footage of 1,430,571,569 Beyond North America since 2004, brings the Beyond North America total reported since 2004 to 1,480,533,846 sq ft.
Totals: North America and Beyond North America
The combined building area reported added during 2018 in North America and Beyond North America is 113,983,484 sq ft. The total building area added, as reported to District Energy Space by our members since our tally began is 113,983,484 + 2,227,264,377 = 2,341,247,861 sq ft.