Heating and cooling of buildings is one of the most energy-intensive needs worldwide. Across the globe, we see populated areas with temperatures of +50°C and other places with temperatures as low as -40°C. In combination with the fact that more and more people are living in high density areas, this creates a high demand for stable and efficient energy systems, which can provide the necessary heating or cooling.
To deliver a stable and efficient system for heating and cooling of our commercial and residential buildings, it makes sense to centralise the individual systems in order for them to become collective district energy systems that supply multiple households and areas. District energy can both supply a stable temperature and at the same time, it is a key enabler for a more flexible energy system.
Danish-German partnership in green spotlight: German minister visiting Denmark for green solutions
Denmark has the experience and technology to help lift the big promises made at the several green summits during the autumn. The determination to live up to these promises is clearly marked by the visit to Denmark by the minister of the Environment, Climate and the Energy Sector from the German state Baden-Württemberg. The visit will showcase concrete Danish green approaches and solutions.
Sonderborg reduced CO2 by nearly 40 per cent despite increased energy consumption
Sonderborg municipality’s total CO2 emissions have been reduced by a further 2.7 percentage points in 2018, and overall CO2 emissions have fallen by 38.3 per cent since 2007. Meanwhile, energy consumption in 2018 increased by 1.7 percentage points.
New “Cool Coalition” aims to save lives, energy and trillions for the global economy
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.
Potential in Sino-Danish District Heating Cooperation
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has launched a pilot project together with China’s National Centre for Energy Efficiency (NECC). The project points to a huge potential in cleaner and more efficient district heating in China, which may result in massive climate benefits.
Cooling the city with seawater from the harbour
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.
District Energy holds a vast potential for energy efficiency in urban areas. This White Paper highlights the key elements for success in district heating and cooling. It covers aspects from regulation and planning, efficient production of thermal energy, to storage, distribution and end user solutions.
Waste-to-energy CHP – Amager Bakke Copenhagen
The City Councils of the municipalities, who own the waste-to-energy plant Amagereforbrænding in Copenhagen has decided to establish a new waste-to-energy facility “Amager Bakke” (“Amager hill”) in Copenhagen. Amager Bakke will be a world-class flagship facility from an environmental, energy efficiency and architectural point of view. Amager Bakke will replace Amagerforbrænding’s existing facility, which for more than 40 […]
Long-distance district heating – heat loss reduced by almost 50%
District heating pipes are now reaching into outlying areas surrounding towns. One excellent example is the new 12.5 km-long TRE-FOR transmission pipeline. TRE-FOR now supplies 800 households in the small town of Lunderskov, Denmark, with ecofriendly district heating, making big savings for supplier and consumers. Heating supplier Lunderskov Fjernvarme, previously received surplus heat from a […]
District energy making a world of a difference
Danfoss is the global market leader within the field of district heating. We are the only total supplier of substations, domestic hot water systems, automatic controls and heat exchangers for the district heating and cooling market. Our fully-integrated business approach is the result of more than 30 years of specialization within the district heating market, […]