District Heating & Cooling
District energy systems produce steam, hot water or chilled water at a central plant. The steam, hot water or chilled water is then piped throughout a building or site to individual tenants for space heating, domestic hot water and air conditioning. As a result, individual buildings served by a district energy network don’t require their own boilers, chillers or air conditioners. The district energy system does that work for them, providing valuable benefits.
- Create an equitable “user pays” distribution of costs (over traditional SQM cost recovery);
- Improved energy efficiency;
- Enhanced environmental protection;
- Fuel flexibility;
- Ease of operation and maintenance;
- Reliability, comfort and convenience for tenants;
- Decreased life-cycle costs;
- Decreased building capital costs; and
- Improved architectural design flexibility.