New district cooling plant makes Copenhagen greener
21 June 2013
Copenhagen’s newly opened district cooling plant will be supplying sustainable air conditioning to Copenhagen City Hall and several large companies nearby. Department stores, museums, hotels, and offices had to cool off their buildings, and server rooms by means of their own electric cooling system, whereas they now have the option of choosing climate-friendly district cooling which means fewer expenses and a cleaner Copenhagen.
This week the main energy supplier in the capital region, HOFOR, opened a new district cooling plant which uses the naturally cold seawater directly in the cooling production during the winter and electric compressors cooled via sea water in summer months to produce cold air. This green, cool air is used to ensure comfortable temperatures and cool server rooms in the Copenhagen City Hall, Tivoli Congress Center and many other places.
Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, says:
"District cooling is one of the many green, collective solutions, which helps Copenhagen achieving the goal of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral capital in 2025. In Copenhagen, we are world champions of developing and implementing new and energy-efficient solutions, which are both climate friendly as well as being economical to customers. District cooling is a great example of this, and the major cities in the world need these kinds of innovative solutions in order to lower energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. At the same time, the Danish environment solutions and energy solutions have great export potential, which can contribute to create growth and new jobs."
Copenhagen’s first district cooling station was opened three years ago.
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