It can be tough to stay productive when the temperature is hot and humid. Air conditioning systems solve this problem by artificially cooling the air inside buildings, but they come at a cost. They use a lot of energy, making them expensive to operate while also harming the environment.
The Cooling as a Service (CaaS) model is here to solve the problems. It’s a greener and more efficient way to cool large buildings. It is also better than district cooling and other air conditioning systems for huge structures.
Things you should know about Cooling as a Service
CaaS (Cooling as a Service) is similar to other utilities like water or electricity- you only pay for what you use. With CaaS, your provider will take care of the system installation, maintenance and operation in your facility or building. As a building owner or operator, the only thing on your plate is paying for consumption.
The best thing about CaaS is that CaaS providers use technology to monitor and oversee systems in real-time. They check and rate the cooling system’s key performance indicators. Building owners or operators have full access to the data collected. With that data, you will know how much energy and money are necessary to keep your properties comfortable for tenants and occupants alike.
As a result, you can make sure your properties stay comfortable without using too much power and help reduce the system’s environmental impact.
How do CaaS providers cool a building for their clients?
A chilled water system is installed by CaaS providers to keep the client’s building at a comfortable, cool temperature. The system gets rid of heat from the building and sends it to the chilled water plant so that it can be cooled down and recirculated back into the building.
Suitable buildings that benefit from opting for CaaS as a commercial building cooling system
CaaS is an effective solution for all types of buildings, particularly large ones such as data centers, office towers, shopping malls and hospitals. These structures traditionally use a lot of power to cool them down if you opt for a traditional cooling system. You, as building owners, can rest easy that this will not be the case with CaaS because the cooling is much more efficient than traditional ones.
Additional benefits of CaaS you must know
You, as building owners, are not required to spend extra money to buy or rent a cooling system like common centralised cooling system agreements. That means there are no capital expenditures associated when you enter into a CaaS contract. You also do not have to hire people just to maintain that system, which means no unnecessary expenditure for your day-to-day operation.
Working with CaaS providers for your building cooling system is convenient. Your business will not shoulder the responsibility of running and maintaining the chilled water system. You can just focus on your business.
And suppose you need to increase or decrease the cooling power in your building, it is also possible due to the scalability of CaaS.