We often forget that even though cooling systems are integral to our daily lives, they also contribute to harmful environmental changes. The World Green Building Council estimates buildings worldwide produce 28% of CO2 emissions through the cooling, heating, or lighting infrastructures.
With construction on the rise, there is potential for a higher demand for efficient cooling solutions. In as soon as 30 years from now, the demand for cooling could be triple what it is today. To meet this pending increase while still being eco-friendly, Cooling as a Service (CaaS) is essential for building managers.
What is Cooling as a Service (CaaS)?
Cooling as a Service is a pay-as-you-use approach for cooling a building. The CaaS provider delivers cooling services to building operators, as opposed to building owners buying and maintaining their own cooling systems, as often seen in district cooling. The CaaS model allows building owners to maintain a comfortable temperature inside their facility without incurring high operational costs. Furthermore, this system conserves energy, which is beneficial for both the operator and the environment.
CaaS provides more convenience for building operators than traditional methods. The service provider handles everything from choosing the best system that suits your sustainability goal and managing the system, so you don’t have to. In other words, building owners could just focus on their work and pay for cooling as they would pay for water or electricity. This saves both time and money.
How CaaS delivers sustainable cooling
Unlike other inefficient cooling systems that rely primarily on hardware, CaaS (Cooling as a Service) is much more effective. CaaS is a cost-effective and eco-friendly solution that optimizes performance through data, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). With the help of excellent technology, it is possible for the CaaS provider to monitor indoor conditions and provide a tailored indoor temperature that suits various needs and requirements.
CaaS (Cooling as a Service) providers offer building owners different ways to cool their buildings using sustainable methods. One method is a chilled water system that is completely solar-powered. Another option is chiller plants which use recycled water.
Those cooling systems can keep data centers cool and are also effective in a range of other building types like retail stores, factories, labs, and schools) offices and community areas.
The advantages of CaaS over other traditional cooling systems
Having a centralised cooling system is expensive because building owners also have to pay for its upkeep. This means they need to hire staff or manage different contractors to take care of repairs and maintenance, which can be frustrating and time-consuming. In addition, a high initial cost will make building operators neglect improvements that can be made for sustainability.
We need a better way to cool buildings. According to recent estimates, 10% of the world’s electricity is used to power cooling systems. That’s why CaaS providers deliver the pay-as-you-use cooling solution.
Not only are we being mindful of our environment when we conserve energy, but we are also actively working to improve it. CaaS does its part by using a sustainable cooling method for buildings that has a low impact on the planet.
The overarching objective of CaaS is to shift how cooling services are delivered and provide a sustainable and environmentally friendly cooling solution. This would be highly beneficial for all of us.