Rochester District Heating (RDH) is a not-for-profit cooperative that provides the City of Rochester with
cost-saving, steam-based district heating services. RDH refers to its group of members as The Loop simply
because one of Rochester's unique landmarks helps define its service - the city's Inner Loop expressway
provides almost an exact boundary for RDH availability.
The Rochester District Heating Cooperative is the result of a team of visionary professionals who sought
to create a not-for-profit organization with admirable goals in providing affordable yet environmentally
friendly heating service to the growing City of Rochester. By the year 1985, the Rochester District Heating
Cooperative was formed with members representing a broad range of disciplines from private industry, local
government and non-profit organizations.
A professional team of licensed engineers helped to develop a generation facility that followed cleaner
standards than the more common, traditional coal-burning energy plants. The team successfully re-engineered
Rochester's reliable century-old heating infrastructure into a foundation for providing a cost-effective
solution to the demanding future heating needs of the growing city. RDH realized its vision by completing
what is now Rochester's only district heating production facility that proudly boasts a staff of
around-the-clock technicians who help to provide always-on, no-downtime operation.
Over the years, RDH has accumulated an impressive list of members who realize the benefits of being part of
The Loop. Educational institutions, hospitals, public and private organizations, local businesses and even
residential sites all enjoy the low-cost membership benefits of
RDH – Rochester's only not-for-profit tax-exempt heating cooperative.
RDH membership allows for reductions in both short-term and long-term expenses by eliminating the need for
on-site heat production systems. The cooperative ownership of the RDH organization provides each member of
The Loop a voice in the most important aspects of service.
Get in The Loop today and start realizing the benefits of heating services at consistently affordable prices.