Though we rely on cooling systems, it’s essential to remember that they can affect climate change. For instance, the World Green Building Council found that heating, cooling and lighting systems in buildings worldwide account for 28% of CO2 emissions. In Singapore, 20% of total carbon emissions come from its buildings alone.
With the number of constructions increasing, there is also a higher demand for more sustainable cooling solutions. In fact, it is estimated that in only 30 years, the need for cooling will triple. Given this, Cooling as a Service (CaaS) is a critical option for building managers who desire not only a smart solution but also one that cares for the environment.
Introducing Cooling as a Service (CaaS)
CaaS makes it possible to subscribe to cooling services instead of purchasing and managing your own cooling system like a district cooling agreement. The servitization model offered by CaaS providers allows building owners to maintain a comfortable temperature inside their facility. Therefore, not only do building owners save money from operational costs, but they also have a system that conserves energy.
Building operators will find a greater level of convenience through CaaS. You don’t have to pick or take care of the best cooling system that suits your energy-saving goals when you use CaaS because the provider will do it for you. With this solution, building operators only have to pay for cooling when they use it. It’s both easy and environmentally friendly.
The maintenance system from the service provider also ensures the cooling system will run as efficiently as it can. They can also reallocate equipment as needed in order to make sure resources are used efficiently.
How CaaS works
CaaS (Cooling as a Service) is more efficient than other cooling systems that usually rely too much on hardware. CaaS uses data, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize performance, making it not only great for the environment but also for your pocket. By using state-of-the-art technology to monitor conditions, CaaS can provide an indoor experience that is tailored to different needs and conditions.
CaaS providers give building owners various sustainable cooling solutions. There is a chilled water system that is 100% powered by solar energy. In addition, you can also use chiller plants that run on recycled water.
Those cooling systems provide a long-term cooling solution for data centers, as well as other types of buildings such as retail stores, factories, pharmaceutical plants, educational buildings, offices, and community spaces.
Why CaaS is a go-to option over other centralised cooling systems
Opting for a centralised cooling system comes with a high cost since building owners are responsible for its maintenance too. Consequently, they either need to hire individuals to monitor the system or have to manage various contractors for repairs or maintenance – a time-draining and exasperating experience.
It would be unfair to hold one person accountable for the entire system’s issues, as different contractors are usually in charge of different parts of a system. Sustainability will be overlooked, too, because it requires pricy upfront costs.
It’s time to switch to cooling as a service
We always have to be conscious about preserving our environment, so it’s great that we’re finding new ways to save energy. That’s what CaaS does; it helps us cool buildings while still being gentle on the planet.
If no preventative steps are taken, by 2040, South East Asia’s cooling will consume 30% of ASEAN’s peak electricity. As it stands now, 10% of global electricity is used by cooling systems. That is why we need a better cooling model.
CaaS’s eventual goal is to change how cooling services are provided so that more people have access to clean and sustainable solutions. This would highly benefit those involved: the people, businesses, and the environment.