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The fundamentals of district cooling systems

The fundamentals of district cooling systems

How does it work

District cooling systems, are comprised of collective equipment to produce and distribute chilled water.
Chilled water is produced by production plants and distributed by water pipes (the distribution network) to buildings equipped with energy transfer stations (sub-stations). The chilled water then supplies some of its cooling properties to the building’s installations.
A cooling system operates in closed-circuit and always includes at least two water pipes; one of which carries the chilled water to the end-user, and the other which carries it back towards the production plant.
The district cooling systems therefore involve three key components: the production plants, the distribution network and the energy transfer stations.

A centralized management

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For maximum efficiency, our production plants, distribution network and each energy transfer station are remotely managed by a central station monitored 24/7 by qualified personnel.

Diagram outlining a Climespace urban cooling network

To better understand how the Climespace district cooling network works, please check out our animation: