The Cool Solutions Company provides professional consulting services on a worldwide basis, in three focused areas:

  • Thermal Energy Storage (TES)
  • District Cooling (DC)
  • Turbine Inlet Cooling (TIC)

District Cooling

District Cooling involves the cooling of multiple buildings or facilities from one or more central plants, all linked together via a chilled water piping network. District Cooling provides significant economic and efficiency benefits for large cooling users. Common applications involve District Cooling utilities that sell chilled water to numerous customers, as well as single owner-operator-customer systems such as universities, hospitals, and industrial facilities. District Cooling systems often facilitate the use of other beneficial technologies, such as non-electric and hybrid (electric and non-electric) chiller plants, cogeneration and trigeneration, and Thermal Energy Storage.

Cool Solutions Experience and Achievements in District Cooling

The Cool Solutions staff is personally experienced with all aspects of the District Cooling business (both technical and commercial), having been involved in District Cooling projects since the 1980s. Our staff's many achievements include leading roles or key support in the successful development of many new District Cooling businesses, including systems in:

Chicago, Illinois 21,000 Tons
Cincinnati, Ohio 7,500 Tons
Lansing, Michigan 12,000 Tons
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 18,500 Tons
Orange County, Florida 21,000 Tons
Orlando, Florida 5,700 Tons
Washington, D.C. 10,000 Tons

Professional Involvement and Leadership in District Cooling

The Cool Solutions staff has long been active in the IDEA (International District Energy Association), serving on its Board of Directors, its Executive Committee, and three times as technical chair of its Cooling Conference. Our staff has also long served on the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Technical Committee for District Energy, including service as chair.

Customized Products and Services for District Cooling

We provide services to suit the unique needs of our individual clients.
Typical Cool Solutions products and services related to District Cooling include:

  • Technical & Economic Feasibility Assessments
  • Alternative Technology Comparative Analyses
  • Conceptual Designs
  • System Integration with District Heating and/or Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
  • Capital and Operating Cost Estimating
  • Business Planning and Financial Pro Forma Analyses
  • Development of Marketing Plans and Marketing Materials
  • Customer Life Cycle Cost Comparisons
  • Customer Contracts and Negotiations
  • All Commercial and Technical Aspects of Project Development and Execution



The Cool Solutions Company
5007 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 201 , Lisle , Illinois 60532 U.S.A.
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Thermal Energy Storage (TES) | District Cooling (DC) | Turbine Inlet Cooling (TIC) | Case Histories with Economics
Experience and Clientele | Staff Qualifications and Expertise | Bibliography of Publications