Replacing traditional air-conditioning systems by sending cold water through a network of pipes in commercial and private buildings
A district cooling system is an energy-efficient tool to supply cooling for commercial and private buildings in densely populated areas with a high demand for cooling. The district cooling system replaces a traditional air-conditioning system by sending cold water through a network of pipes. By doing so, the system can reach an efficiency rate typically five or even up to ten times that of traditional air-conditioning.
In Copenhagen, the district cooling system uses seawater as a resource to cool buildings, reducing CO₂ emissions by up to 30,000 tonnes per year.
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Danish district energy has an abundance of positive effects that all support the green transition, while keeping the population warm. The updated State of Green White Paper highlights the inspiring cases in district energy with a strong global potential.
The cities of the future are equipped with sustainable, intelligent, and flexible energy solutions. In Svanemølleholmen, the newest part of the sustainable urban area of Nordhavn in Copenhagen, HOFOR is planning a combined district heating and cooling plant. The plant will also house a sewage pump station.
Cold chain technology has been a game changer for Indian banana farmers. Their income has tripled, while banana wastage has been brought down by almost 20 per cent. In 2018, the first Indian bananas were exported to Europe by ship, which marks a new era for the world’s banana giant.
As global temperatures rise and the growing energy demands of air conditioning threaten to emit more greenhouse gases, over 20 leaders this week committed to a new global effort on clean and efficient cooling, which can help mitigate climate change, further sustainable development and save money.
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OUTPUT FROM THERMAL INSPECTIONS: New computer software has made it possible to present the thermal data acquired by drones in an easily accessible web solution using a common internet browser. All data is analysed and categorized, and placed on a web-server in the cloud. The hot spots in the pictures are divided into categories.
Warmer summers and a larger need for air-conditioning does not necessarily have to mean traditional air-conditioning systems on all building facades in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. In fact, the city is number one when it comes to climate-friendly cooling, and this summer, 4000 hotel rooms in the capital-area have been cooled by seawater from Copenhagen’s harbour.
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Gottlieb Paludan Architects has designed and planned a new district cooling plant and administration office for HOFOR, Greater Copenhagen’s largest utility company. The plant will be housed in Vestre Elektricitetsværk, a disused power station in Tietgensgade in central Copenhagen. One of the first power stations to be built in Copenhagen has been converted and extended […]
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