|Overview: District Heating
A centralized system that provides distributed heating and cooling services to multiple buildings.
Potential for shared investment in a sustainable and low cost solution.
What is District Heating?
John Spacey, updated on May 25, 2016
District heating is a centralized system that generates heat and/or cooling for a distributed area such as buildings in the downtown core of a city. It requires an infrastructure investment but is often cheaper to operate and more efficient than individual systems. Heat and cooling is typically distributed by pressurized water or steam pipes.The centralized nature of district heat allows for investments in innovative methods that may be highly efficient. For example, deep water cooling that uses a nearby body of water as a heat exchanger can be used to reduce the electricity used by air conditioning.
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