AIRU is a non-profit organization. It supports and disseminates the DH technical application and innovation also through its own learning centre school.
Founded in 1982, the first aim was to district heating and cogeneration, now it is to renewable sources, local heat recovery, and in general to energy efficiency technologies. Its Members are the most important DH operators, industries, departments of universities, experts in the field etc..
AIRU is the Italian member of the European association Euroheat&Power.