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District Cooling Systems

An energy-efficient approach to address urban heat island effect

May 2018
Gallery District Cooling Systems 1
Gallery District Cooling Systems 1
01.

Identification

District Cooling Systems are positioned as an effective technology to mitigate the heat island effect exacerbated by conventional, stand-alone cooling systems.

Since 1991, Engie have developed and operated Paris one of the largest district cooling system in the world, CLIMESPACE in Paris. Spread across 10 production sites that are 100% powered by renewable electricity, the system generates chilled water delivered to more than 600 customers - hotels, offices, retailers - through a 73 km underground closed network. Generating an equivalent cooling effect, District Cooling Systems reduces water usage and electricity consumption compared to standalone units by up to 65%.

Label Date May 2018
By Engie
From France
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Raising awareness of the benefits of this technology to foster its development.

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • 50% energy efficiency improvement while electricity consumption is decreased by 35%.
  • 50% CO2 emissions savings and decrease of water usage by 65%.
  • Architectural heritage preservation.
03.

The Financial benefits

  • This solution significantly reduces usage costs for end customers, compared to stand-alone units.
  • The comparable reductions in cost relative to energy and water use.
04.

Activity Region

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  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Engie

As a major stakeholder in the international energy industry, ENGIE is focused on its 3 core businesses of Electricity, Natural Gas and Energy Services to support and develop a new vision of energy for the world: sustainable energy available to everyone.

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Headquarters 92400 Courbevoie, France
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