About Us


IrDEA was established in 2017 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (CLG), and has members from across the public, private and academic sectors. We are the only trade organisation representing the district heating and cooling (DHC) sector in Ireland.


What We Do

Acting on behalf of our members, we support and promote the growth of the DHC industry, creating a new heating market for Ireland, which offers greater opportunities to utilise indigenous low-carbon and renewable sources of heat.

IrDEA is the go-to place to find expertise and information on DHC in Ireland. Our members include leading actors in the district heating sectorin Ireland, whoose background ranges from practical experience of DHC design and operation, to international research and in-depth knowledge of policy and the barriers affecting district heating implementation in Ireland.


About District Energy

Core Activities

  • Influencing government policy on district heating & cooling (DHC)

  • Supporting the growth of the DHC industry in Ireland

  • Organising conferences and events to promote DHC

  • Making submissions to policy consultations which concern DHC

  • Commissioning and supporting research on DHC in Ireland

  • Cooperation with other relevant organisations in Ireland and Internationally