The district cooling network is a centralised system that produces and distributes chilled water to supply an air conditioning circuit and thus cool a set of buildings. The network makes it possible to pool needs and thus avoid having to use individual air conditioning units, which are less ecological, more energy-consuming and more expensive.
The cooling network is a closed circuit and perfectly integrated into the urban environment. It captures heat from buildings using delivery stations. Then, a network of buried pipes transports it to a cooling plant that uses local energy sources.
Cold can also be produced from a system of refrigeration heat pumps and ice storage associated with an existing heating network: this innovative device makes it possible to simultaneously produce cold and heat.
The advantages of the centralised cooling network
✓ Reduced power consumption
✓ Lower CO2 emissions
✓ Improved energy efficiency
✓ Reduced water consumption