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No, district energy traces its roots back to the Roman Empire where hypocausts used hot water to heat spaces. In the industrialized era, district energy was first used in the mid-1800s.
District energy systems can incorporate a variety of energy sources, providing a platform that is both adaptable and expandable to meet our changing energy needs and carbon goals.
As we recognize the need to reduce our carbon footprint, district energy provides a platform to integrate low-carbon energy sources and technologies at a neighbourhood scale that are not economical at a building-by-building level. Simply put, in the right environment, district energy provides the lowest cost option of decarbonizing our built environment.
In North America, district energy is commonly used in dense urban areas, university & college campuses, healthcare campuses, airports, and industrial hubs. In European cities such as Copenhagen, 98% of heating is served through district energy.
For further reading, check out the United Nation’s District Energy in Cities initiative: http://www.districtenergyinitiative.org/
A heat exchanger is a small, passive device that allows heat to be transferred between two fluids without physically needing to mix the fluids. In district energy, they are the point of demarcation between the district system and the building system and allow energy to be exchanged in-between the two. Heat exchangers have no moving parts, require minimal maintenance, and are a fraction of the size of the boilers and chillers they replace.