A growing demand for district heating and cooling networks
The world is continuing to urbanise at a frenetic pace and on a large scale. Globally, more than 50% of the population now lives in urban areas compared to only 29% in 1950.
By 2050, the pace is expected to accelerate further: 7 out of 10 people will live in urban areas.
In this context, the global demand for heating and cooling in urban environments will continue to increase. The demand for district cooling networks, for example, linked to the development of air conditioning, is expected to increase by 200% between 2016 and 2050(1).