USC builds three-tier “water battery” air conditioning system to save 40% of the school’s energy consumption

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in Queensland, Australia, is committed to achieving full “carbon neutrality” by 2025. The early adoption of its new energy system can provide a strong support for this ambitious goal. The three-tiered water battery, which went into service in September, has provided more than 40% of the school’s air conditioning system with energy support. Looking ahead to the next 25 years, USC hopes to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 92,000 tons, equivalent to the total number of 525 Australian households.

USC搭建三层“水电池”空调系统 节省该校40%能源消耗

(From: USC, via New Atlas)

To achieve this goal, USC decided to work with Veolia to design a new clean energy solution for its buildings called “water batteries.”

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The good news is that the area has plenty of sunshine to use. Combined with the power supply network, the system provides approximately 40% of the energy available for air conditioning operation.

USC搭建三层“水电池”空调系统 节省该校40%能源消耗

The good news is that the area has plenty of sunshine to use. Combined with the power supply network, the system provides approximately 40% of the energy available for air conditioning operation.

USC搭建三层“水电池”空调系统 节省该校40%能源消耗

The system can then use solar energy to cool 4.5 million liters of three-layer water tanks and deliver cooling water to the school’s air conditioning system, resulting in significant energy savings.

USC搭建三层“水电池”空调系统 节省该校40%能源消耗

Veolia says the system reduces the carbon footprint of THE USC campus by 42%. USC was praised for “innovation and ready-to-use” in the 2019 Global Regional Energy Climate Awards, announced in Iceland last week.

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