Design guide for Integrating District Cooling and CHP
The goal of this project was to provide guidance to designers of district cooling systems in identifying the best options for integrating district cooling with CHP and district heating.
Preparation of case studies which illustrate the costs, energy efficiency, and evironmental results for a variety of configurations.
The case studies covered systems in the following locations:
Each case has its own particular quantifying economic, technical and environmental parameters. The analysis covered by the project report presents the capital and operating costs for alternative CHP and chiller technologies.
A design guide was developed that can be used for comparing alternative equipment configurations relative to energy efficiency, environmental impacts and costs.
The project report covers the following topics in detail:
Thermodynamic Issues in Integrating District Cooling and CHP The thermodynamic fundamentals of CHP and cooling are covered so as to provide a conceptual foundation for later quantification of the efficiency of alternative cooling/CHP options.
Fundamentals of District Heating and Cooling
Integrating District Cooling and CHP