Creative Energy

Brisbane Smart Energy Project, an Australian First

Brisbane City Council has signed an agreement for the design and planning phase of an innovative and sustainable CBD District Cooling System to the consortium of Cofely Australia and Thiess Services.

The District Cooling System is a centralized water chilling system which would replace air conditioning chillers and cooling towers in individual CBD buildings with a centralized plant room that supplies chilled water via a system of underground pipes.

“When combined with Thermal Energy Storage, the district cooling system will chill water during off-peak periods and then supply it to CBD buildings during the day, resulting in significant energy savings and helping to deliver on Council’s vision for a clean, green city.