District cooling offers property owners a more climate-friendly and potentially cheaper way to cool their buildings on hot summer days, writes Ralph Diermann in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Water running through buildings’ walls is centrally cooled down to about 6° Celsius and transported through pipes to several buildings nearby. Whether this type of cooling is economical depends on the individual case, with the distance to the central cooling unit an important factor. In Berlin, the Philharmonic, as well as the Mall of Berlin and the Sony Center use this technology, writes Diermann.
Read the article in German here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and Efficiency.