2006 IDEA System-of-the-Year Award
Metro Nashville District Energy System (DES) was presented the System-of-the-Year Award by the International District Energy Association (IDEA) during the association's 97th Annual Conference & Trade Show ceremonies in Nashville.
The System-of-the-Year Award is the top honor IDEA can confer on a public or privately owned district energy system. It recognizes exemplary system performance and service that furthers the goals of the district energy industry. DES and Constellation New Energy (CNE) were selected the winner by a panel of IDEA member judges that reviewed and scored entries based on each system's energy efficiency; reliability and availability; environmental benefits and compliance strategy; employee safety and training programs; customer relations, service improvements, communications and marketing; and involvement in the community and professional organizations.