Reliable, Efficient Energy

Akron District Energy offers businesses highly competitive thermal heating and district cooling solutions that are more efficient and cost-effective than traditional in-house systems.

By utilizing the power of district energy, maintenance and operating costs associated with commercial HVAC equipment can be eliminated. As a result, property values increase and valuable resources are reallocated to occupant-focused issues.

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Efficient Energy

With optimum efficiency, the system enables commercial buildings to operate at peak performance while maintaining comfort for building occupants. We accomplish this while adhering to stringent emissions controls that help to improve local air quality in an environmentally sound manner.

District Energy

District Energy systems produce steam, hot water or chilled water at central plants, and pipe that energy to buildings within a geographic district for space heating and air conditioning. Akron District Energy is efficient, easy to operate and maintain, and convenient. Individual buildings do not need boilers, furnaces, chillers or air conditioners which save operating costs, including labor, maintenance and service contracts.

District Steam

District Steam is a system that distributes steam and hot water generated in a centralized location for residential and commercial use. The system has a total steam production capacity of 500,000 pounds per hour. Steam is distributed to customers through an 18-mile underground piping network. Hot water, produced from the boiler water pre-heaters, is used in-plant and sold for commercial heating use. We use clean-burning natural gas in our state-of-the-art, high-efficient boilers.

District Cooling

Our district chilled water system provides chilled water for cooling and dehumidification. A closed loop system circulates the return water to-and-from the plant, removing the absorbed heat and re-cooling it for additional, recycled supply. Chilled water service eliminates all on-site CFC and refrigerant management issues, and can be fully automated to reduce further operating and maintenance costs

The Advantages Of District Energy

District heating and cooling benefits building owners, developers and the community. The system is LEED Certified and utilizes sustainable, high efficiency natural gas boilers to reduce the system's carbon footprint.

Protecting The Environment By Limiting Risk

District Energy systems are environmentally-friendly.

Protecting The Environment By Limiting Risk Details

They limit the use of nonrenewable fuels, and reduce air emissions from fossil fuel combustion. In addition, ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) emissions are eliminated, which benefits individual building owners by reducing the burden and risk of complying with mandated CFCs regulations. Also, indoor air quality and temperature controls are improved.

Better Use of Resources

State-of-the-art control systems allow operators to monitor efficiencies, and better manage demand-side electricity usage.

Better Use of Resources Details

Switching between heating and cooling is seamless and provides for daily and seasonal load variations. The system also generates little or no waste because customers only use the amount of heating and cooling energy they actually need.

Reliable Service

The production and distribution of heating and cooling is managed from a central plant with state-of-the-art control equipment.

Reliable Service Details

A staff of highly-trained professionals manage the systems operations so that heating and cooling are uniform, providing for building comfort and enhancing a city’s downtown infrastructure.

Lower Costs, More Opportunities

By eliminating the need for on-site chillers, businesses reduce energy demand while increasing usable building space.

Lower Costs, More Opportunities Details

The capital costs needed for installation of on-site chillers and cooling towers are eliminated, allowing businesses to use the capital for other purposes. At the same time, maintenance, operating and labor costs are lowered. An additional benefit of eliminating cooling towers is improved city skylines.