New tool for planning district cooling systems

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    Abstract

    INDIGO project focuses on the means for evaluating the performance, benefits and potential of District Cooling (DC) systems. The newly developed tool supports the optimal design of new DC systems, the assessment of existing DC systems’ potential for performance/efficiency improvement and the comparison with building specific cooling systems. Life cycle analysis (LCA) framework is used for economic feasibility and climate impact assessment. The main input parameters are cooling demand, cooling production, distribution network characteristics and available resources. As an output, the tool yields primary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and costs of the system. The defined potential district cooling system can be compared with building and space specific cooling systems delivering the same cooling service. The results are reported as a diverse set of key performance indicators (KPIs).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDigital Proceedings 13th SDEWES Conference, the Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, SDEWES - Palermo, Italy
    Duration: 30 Sep 20184 Oct 2018
    Conference number: 13
    http://www.palermo2018.sdewes.org/

    Publication series

    SeriesSDEWES Proceedings
    Volume13
    ISSN1847-7178

    Conference

    Conference13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, SDEWES
    Abbreviated titleSDEWES
    CountryItaly
    CityPalermo
    Period30/09/184/10/18
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    Keywords

    • district cooling
    • energy planning
    • cooling systems
    • climate impact
    • life cycle assesment

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    Rämä, M., Pursiheimo, E., Sokka, L., & Klobut, K. (2018). New tool for planning district cooling systems. In Digital Proceedings 13th SDEWES Conference, the Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems [619] SDEWES Proceedings, Vol.. 13