District cooling is the perfect solution for reducing the carbon footprint of a building
District cooling is a modern and environmentally friendly solution to maintain the indoor climate. Currently, however, mainly local cooling devices are used in many homes, offices, and industrial buildings and these often run on environmentally damaging coolants. Dwellings or office buildings using district cooling will be efficient and compliant with environmental requirements also in decades, which is important for both real estate owners and tenants.
Why should you prefer district cooling?
- environmentally friendly
- simple and convenient to use
- no threat of leaking
- improved exterior of the building and less space used, as no large cooling devices need to be installed on roofs or facades
District cooling helps to decrease the use of environmentally damaging coolants and creates the opportunity to use more environmentally friendly artificial or natural coolants.
Photo: the first district cooling client in Tallinn – the Fahle Park development in Ülemiste / Fausto Capital.
The production and distribution of district cooling resembles district heating
Cooled water (about 6°C) is led from the district cooling plant to the cooling assembly in a client’s building. Within the assembly, this water is used to cool the ventilated air in the building and the water circulating in the cooling system of the building.
Utilitas’s first district cooling plant
Utilitas established the first district cooling station in the Ülemiste district heating boiler plant in the centre of Tallinn, which provides cooling services to surrounding buildings from autumn 2019. The first clients of the plant are two office buildings in the Fahle Park development.