Water from canals and docks has been well established as a means of cooling for centuries. This has traditionally been in areas of manufacturing and power generation.
With an increasing focus on the need for better energy solutions for buildings, this water is increasingly seen as a cost-effective sustainable solution that can reduce the carbon footprint for a range of business applications.
Most buildings can benefit from canal or river water cooling, however those buildings with a large cooling requirement are the most suitable.
Other types of buildings which could benefit include:
· Buildings that have a high heat gain in summer due to effective insulation
· Buildings with a large number of staff such as offices, call centres and theatres
· Buildings with equipment that generates heat, such as bakeries
· Buildings with heat sensitive assets such as data centres
· Buildings containing goods that are temperature sensitive such as distribution centres