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  • APUEA Publications
    • APUEA Magazine, Issue 3, 2018 November 2018

      In the third issue of the APUEA Magazine, we look into smart green buildings, provide an introduction to the green development of a new city and learn how smarter cities is a part of the future. We also present a digital roadmap for district energy and look into how sustainable urban growth can be achieved. The Magazine further includes an energy outlook of Bangkok and updates on recent APUEA activities. Click here to read the full Magazine online    Download:  [pdf 18.4 mb] Order Hard Copy

    • APUEA Magazine, Issue 2, 2018 August 2018

      In this issue of the APUEA Magazine, we interview Engie’s Michael Schack, provide insights on the integration and forecasting of renewable energy as well how campuses can become 100% renewable. We also look into electrification of the transport sector including EV-charging infrastructure and provide updates on recent APUEA activities. Click here to read the full Magazine online    Download:  [pdf 16.8 mb] Order Hard Copy

    • APUEA Magazine, Issue 1, 2018 March 2018

      In the APUEA Magazine, we provide insights into the important role of local governments in urban energy innovation, overviews of district energy solutions, discussions of the challenges of promoting district cooling, and introductions to successful district cooling projects in the region. Click here to read the full Magazine online    Download:  [pdf 16.3 mb] Order Hard Copy

    • Regulatory Concepts of District Energy, December 2017 December 2017

      This presentation was published in December 2017 by APUEA. Source and inspiration are from Dr. Valdas Lukosevicius, Associate Professor, Kaunas University of Technology. The regulatory schemes in District Energy (DE) sectors worldwide can be classified into the following categories: 1) Market driven regulation; 2) Social regulation; and 3) Economic regulation. To download this document, please login

    • Compendium of Agencies Supporting Urban Energy Development, October 2017 October 2017

      This publication of the Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association (APUEA) provides contact details for Government and non-Government agencies that are directly or indirectly associated with urban energy systems in countries in the Asia Pacific region. APUEA has collected this information as a service to its members, to assist with collaboration and networking in the promotion of sustainable urban energy investments and activities. The Compendium of Agencies is updated annually. To download this document, please login  

  • Article
    • Taking Sustainable Cooling to the Next Level April 2018

      Cooling has become an essential part of human needs: we need it to cool our buildings, our food, our medicine. At the same time, covering the rising cooling demand while also keeping our planet cool is becoming a challenge. Already today, refrigeration and comfort cooling consume staggering amounts of energy and cause 10% of global CO2 emissions. And the demand for cooling is rising exponentially as the world population grows and more people get access to cooling services. Global energy demand for comfort cooling alone is estimated to grow 33-fold by 2100 to more than 10,000 TWh, which is about half the total electricity generated worldwide in 2010. Download the full article: [pdf 1.44 MB] This article was published in the APUEA Magazine No.1/2018. See the full magazine on www.apuea.org

    • HFC Phase-down Makes District Cooling “Hotter” April 2018

      As agreed and formalized in October 2016 in the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the production and consumption of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs) used as refrigerants in air conditioners and chillers will be phased down. This is not only important for fighting climate change, but it also provides a great opportunity to promote district cooling. Download the full article: [pdf 577.91 KB] This article was published in the APUEA Magazine No.1/2018. See the full magazine on www.apuea.org

    • Freezing in the tropics: Asean’s Air-con Conundrum (Executive Summary) April 2018

      The rapid rise in Asean’s electricity demand in recent years has led to a surge in CO2 emissions and pollutants that threaten to create an environmental crisis for a region already vulnerable to the impact of extreme weather and poor air quality. Download the full article: [pdf 1.28 MB] This article was published in the APUEA Magazine No.1/2018. See the full magazine on www.apuea.org

    • Filinvest & ENGIE jointly invest 26M€ brownfield District Cooling system in Northgate Cyberzone Filinvest City, Philippines April 2018

      This DCS commissioned in July 2017, a first in the country, will produce 42 MWcool (12,000RT) of cooling Energy to supply within Northgate Cyberzone, owned by CPI, the existing 11 buildings, plus 7 additional buildings to be built between 2018 and 2020. The total GFA cooled by the DCS by end 2020 will be 410,000 m2. Additional potential customers such as Hotels or Community Malls will also be able to connect to the DCS in the future. Download the full article: [pdf 2.05 MB] This article was published in the APUEA Magazine No.1/2018. See the full magazine on www.apuea.org

    • Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Cities April 2018

      If like me you live in a city, your average day may look much like mine: I wake up in the morning, commute to work, spend a day at the office, return home, and switch off the lights to sleep. At each step, I interact with services powered by energy. From transport and street lighting to heating and cooling in buildings, what supports my day-to-day life are energy services accessed locally. My most immediate relationship with energy is therefore at the city level, and this is precisely why cities are so vital in the global push for sustainability. Download the full article: [pdf 607.35 KB] This article was published in the APUEA Magazine No.1/2018. See the full magazine on www.apuea.org

    • Johnson Controls Provides Green Heating Solutions by Recovering Waste Heat April 2018

      In 2015, China’s Northern region district heating reached 8.5 billion square meters and consumed heating energy of 185 million metric tons of standard coal equivalent, which almost doubled from 2005 and is still increasing. Coal represents about 90% of the district heating energy consumed in Northern China, or approximately 166 million tons per year, contributing to the serious air pollution in the region. Download the full article: [pdf 535.18 KB] This article was published in the APUEA Magazine No.1/2018. See the full magazine on www.apuea.org

    • DC… stands for Disseminate and Communicate April 2018

      “Why will I pay for something that I do not use?!” this is the common recurring question most district cooling companies are asked by their customers. Most frequently asked in the winter, when most end-users switch off their air conditioning system, yet they have to pay for the fixed monthly fees, more commonly known as the capacity charges. Download the full article: [pdf 706.68 KB]This article was published in the APUEA Magazine No.1/2018. See the full magazine on www.apuea.org

    • Accelerating District Cooling in Asia – Advancing Carbon Emissions Reductions in Hottest Energy Markets April 2018

      District energy systems, a more sustainable way of heating and cooling buildings, have been around for more than 120 years, however, they are only now getting their day in the sun. From Paris and Copenhagen to Singapore and Dubai, more cities are deploying the tried-and-tested technology to reduce their energy use and carbon emissions. Download the full article: [pdf 1.07 MB] This article was published in the APUEA Magazine No.1/2018. See the full magazine on www.apuea.org

  • Guidebook/ Handbook/ Manual
  • Magazine
    • APUEA, Issue 5, June 2019 June 2019

      In the fifth issue of the APUEA Magazine, we present an outlook on Renewable Energy and sustainability in Australia and provide insights on city-level GHG emission frameworks in India. The issue also includes articles on Intelligent Energy Systems utilizing AI and Smart Mobility, a successful District Energy project in Sidney applying the BOOT business model and updates on recent APUEA activities. The issue includes articles from Lux Research, ABB, IIEC, Muhammad Ali, ENGIE and APUEA. Download:  [pdf 13.8 mb] Order Hard Copy

    • APUEA, Issue 4, February 2019 February 2019

      In the fourth issue of the APUEA Magazine, we introduce a guest column, interview ABB´s Martin B. Petersen, and present a recently conducted energy efficiency survey for Asia. The Magazine also includes insights in how digital tools can help in the ongoing digital transformation of the energy sector and updates on recent APUEA activities. We also explore why district energy is a fast track to sustainable energy and present case studies of two modern district energy systems in China and Sweden. Click here to read the full Magazine online    Download:  [pdf 18.8 mb] Order Hard Copy

    • APUEA, Issue 3, 2018 November 2018

      In the third issue of the APUEA Magazine, we look into smart green buildings, provide an introduction to the green development of a new city and learn how smarter cities is a part of the future. We also present a digital roadmap for district energy and look into how sustainable urban growth can be achieved. The Magazine further includes an energy outlook of Bangkok and updates on recent APUEA activities. Click here to read the full Magazine online    Download:  [pdf 18.0 mb] Order Hard Copy

    • APUEA, Issue 2, 2018 August 2018

      In this issue of the APUEA Magazine, we interview Engie’s Michael Schack, provide insights on the integration and forecasting of renewable energy as well how campuses can become 100% renewable. We also look into electrification of the transport sector including EV-charging infrastructure and provide updates on recent APUEA activities. Click here to read the full Magazine online    Download:  [pdf 16.8 mb] Order Hard Copy

    • APUEA, Issue 1, 2018 March 2018

      In the APUEA Magazine, we provide insights into the important role of local governments in urban energy innovation, overviews of district energy solutions, discussions of the challenges of promoting district cooling, and introductions to successful district cooling projects in the region. Click here to read the full Magazine online    Download:  [pdf 16.3 mb] Order Hard Copy

  • Paper/ Study
  • Presentation
    • Accelerating Urban Energy Systems in the Asia Pacific Region November 2017

      This presentation is provided by Mr. Mikael Jakobsson, Executive Director from the Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association (APUEA) to give an introduction of APUEA. It is presented at the International District Cooling & Heating Conference, 24th-25th October 2017, in Doha, Qatar. Click here to download the presentation [pdf 1.5 mb].

  • Report