Benefits of District Energy
District energy systems provide a number of short and long-term benefits for the owner and end-user alike.
Flexible building design
The elimination of the conventional or traditional (boilers, furnaces, heat pumps, domestic hot water heaters, electric baseboards, or any other heat production equipment) HVAC system requirement expands the number of possible building design options. In addition, on-demand hot water systems can eliminate the need for multiple hot water storage tanks, further increasing usable space
Lower operations and maintenance costs
District energy systems have none of the costs normally associated with in-building heating systems, including boilers, multiple storage tanks, and other associated equipment as well as related insurance, maintenance, upgrade, and replacement costs.
Better energy delivery
Centralized production of thermal energy enables highly efficient delivery of heating and cooling to each building.
Increased price stability
The use of alternative fuel sources reduces exposure to fluctuating gas and electricity prices.
Radiant sources provide a more comfortable, effective heat than can be provided by electric baseboard heaters. The system can also provide cooling.
Reduced carbon footprint
The system’s use of alternative energy sources and greater efficiency produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than what is produced by fossil fuel-based systems.