District cooling

District cooling is an environmentally friendly, economical method for cooling buildings.

District cooling is the production and distribution of cooling energy by transferring extra heat energy created by buildings into the municipal district cooling water of an energy company. District cooling is the opposite of district heating. Cooled water is delivered through a distribution network for cooling the interior air of buildings as well as providing cooling and condensate for various processes.

During summer, cooling energy is produced by cooling water with traditional compressor technology. The created condensate heat is recovered and utilized in the district heating network. During the winter, cooling energy is produced with free cooling directly from cold external air.

When compared to the traditional building-specific cooling, district cooling is significantly more environmentally friendly, easy to use and reliable cooling method which is also more economical. District cooling is based on centralized cooling energy production instead of building-specific energy Production. This enables larger unit sizes, allowing for more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly energy production.

District cooling offers several benefits for buildings: no air or structure-borne noise caused by cooling machines, no cooling machines taking up space, no condensate units compromising the appearance of the façade, and no need for cooling machine service and repair.
Benefits of district cooling

Environmentally friendly
Eliminates noise and vibration problems
Requires very little maintenance or repair
Less machines means more space for productive activities
Reduces electricity consumption
Customers are able to anticipate cooling costs

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