Energy Modelling of district cooling system for new urban development

District cooling technology is advantageous in warm and hot climatic regions, in that chilled water from a central refrigeration plant is delivered through a distribution network to groups of buildings. The technology is most suitable for new urban developments where system design and construction receive much freedom. With a focus on the energy use, this paper outlines an energy modeling methodology and decision approach to derive the most desirable scheme for a given project. The process involves a series of building design load computation, dynamic simulation, and plant energy consumption analyses for different phases of development. A proposed scheme for the South East Kowloon Development Project in Hong Kong is quoted as an example to illustrate the approach.

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T.T. Chow, K.F. Fong, A.L.S. Chan, R. Yau, W.H. Au, V. Cheng, Energy modelling of district cooling system for new urban development, Energy and Buildings, Volume 36, Issue 11, November 2004, Pages 1153-1162, ISSN 0378-7788, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2004.04.002.
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778804001410)

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Source: Energy and Buildings

Publication Date: November 2004

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