District Cooling

Some local governments purchase cooling, such as chilled water, for either cooling or refrigeration when they do not operate cooling compressors on-site at their facilities. The compressor system that produces the cooling is driven by either electricity or fossil fuel combustion.

Therefore, if a local government purchases district cooling, they will need to quantify the Scope 2 emissions associated with its share of the total cooling demand from the cooling plant. This will allow the local government to estimate the portion of energy used directly attributable to its coolin