Benefits of District Cooling

District cooling is a superior alternative to conventional air conditioning as it helps reduce energy consumption and costs to both customers and governments alike, while also protecting the environment by cutting carbon dioxide emissions. Some of the advantages district cooling has over traditional air conditioning include:

  • 50%  less energy consumption
  • Decreases  initial capital investment and spreads costs over a longer period of time
  • Annual maintenance costs are substantially  lower
  • Can store up to  30%  of potential output by holding chilled water in reserve, therefore easily meeting demands in seasonal variations
  • Equipment needs to be replaced only every  30 years  –  as compared to 15 years for traditional air conditioning
  • Greater  reliability  due to the high standard, industrial equipment utilized and back-up chillers on stand-by
  • Protects the  environment  by reducing CO2 emissions due to lower energy consumption
  • District cooling systems are remotely located and therefore  enhance real estate  value by freeing up space for other uses