District Energy: District Cooling & The Impact on Facility Management Operations


The impact of new refrigerants provides opportunities to explore new chiller plant design, construction, operations and maintenance and the capital investment solutions improve commercial, institutional, industrial, municipalities, cities, and university infrastructures. Chilled water district cooling systems as a service can improve mechanical equipment room space and electrical requirements to a variety building sizes and types for new and existing customer’s buildings. Direct and indirect heat exchange equipment design plays a vital role when deciding to invest in a District Chilled Water Plants.

Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the value/benefit of District Heating and Cooling and the application of the systems in accordance with ASHRAE HVAC Applications and the International Energy Agency (IEA) can assist engineers and contractors in designing and implementing the conversion of buildings to chilled water district cooling systems.
    2. Examine how district cooling system can offer signature benefits to a community for federal, local, and state, property managers, municipalities, allows customers to eliminate their on-site chiller plant operation and maintenance and energy procurement.
    3. Identify and develop design interface alternatives for the Energy Transfer Station for direct versus indirect heat exchangers and the advantages and disadvantages and the facilities operations staffing requirements.
    4. Develop financial analysis of Energy Projects using industry standard software, 3rd Party Financing, ESCO, and the Cooling Systems Types and conversion suitability for conversion to district cooling. Examine the case studies and the concept design, cost, and system compatibility to provide enough capacity to deliver each building’s peak thermal needs during peak days.