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Sustainable District Cooling Guidelines
The current guideline report (2019) explains what District Cooling is, and why it can be beneficial for society and investors; provides an overview of District Cooling development, followed by a detailed description of energy sources and cold generation technologies and by a comprehensive list of best practices as case studies; extensively considers design aspects of a DC system, from feasibility evaluation to maintenance; basic and advanced control logics; provides a methodology for estimating the cooling demand of a district, which is the first action to be undertaken by project developers in order to assess whether District Cooling can be economically feasible; shows a list of innovative District Energy concepts; provides an overview of potential business models for District Cooling systems; explains the role of public authorities in the development of District Cooling projects.
Author: the International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling including Combined Heat and Power (IEA DHC)
Keywords: district cooling, sustainability assessment, business case, feasibility, project development
Type of Content
- Report / Study