Keeping Paris cool

29 April 2010

IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka paid a visit to CLIMESPACE, which is expanding its energy efficient Paris district cooling system. 

The CLIMESPACE system pumps cold water from the Seine River and circulates it to cool such buildings as the Louvre museum and the National Assembly in the city centre.

Using water from the Seine enables the use of this chilling unit to be reduced, even completely stopped when the river water is cold enough. Buildings require cooling year-round even during winter for such applications as keeping fragile paintings safe or data centres running safely.