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District Cooling Market by Production Technique (Free Cooling, Absorption Cooling, Electric Chillers), Application (Commercial, Residential & Institutional), Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Investment & Forecast Report | 2022 to 2027

Published: January, 2022
ID: 8492
Pages: 175

District Cooling Market Size, Share & Trends (2022 - 2027)

The size and share of the District Cooling Market are anticipated to witness a rise from USD 6.52 billion in 2022 to a value of approximately USD 11.5 billion by 2027, at a growth rate of over 15.6% between 2022 and 2027. 

District cooling is the production and dispensation of chilled water from a major source to allow air conditioning. It is suitable for large-scale, high-density advancements employed in downtown business districts, airports, military bases, university campuses, residential towers, and commercial buildings. District cooling industries can utilize a range of traditional fuels employed coal, oil, or natural gas.

The adoption of various district cooling technologies can assist organizations to finish large-scale projects efficiently and on time. District cooling is a centralized production and dispensation system of cooling energy. The chilled water is dispensed through insulated pipes to cool the indoor temperature of buildings in an area. These systems are made on the basis of the individual buildings' energy needs and the water is employed to lower the temperature of the air in the buildings. In addition to that, the energy needed to operate the systems is mainly produced by electric chillers, free cooling, and absorption cooling. The study involves a detailed analysis of the consumption of cooling energy segmented on a regional and country basis in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

District Cooling Market Drivers & Restraints

The worldwide district cooling industry is estimated to experience a high expansion rate owing to the escalating awareness about environmental protection and the changing preference of makers from traditional to energy-efficient cooling technology. It is employed for space cooling in offices, homes, apartments, and factories. Continuing adoption of sustainable and efficient cooling systems to attain the energy conservation markets along with the rising advancement of sustainable building solutions will boost the district cooling industry. In addition to that, the escalating adoption of sustainable technologies along with strict regulatory rules toward release reduction will boost the industry's expansion. Increasing expansion in the construction industry, escalating infrastructural activities, and a substantial increase in energy consumption are factors responsible for driving the global district cooling market.

Increasing worries over an alarming increase in GHG emissions, together with the depletion of the ozone layer, is estimated to fuel calls for energy-efficient systems. The call for sustainable energy is escalating across the world and district cooling systems will assist to decrease GNG emissions. Another factor driving the industry is escalating commercialization and urbanization. The call for air conditioning is escalating quickly and a single district cooling system is as successful and efficient as 100 air conditioners. Many firms and governments are planning to fund energy-efficient technology to meet the high calls for air conditioning. The residential sector is known to offer promising opportunities for the GCC counties to support the distribution of various large-scale projects to meet the extending need for air condition in the MEA. The industrial segment is foreseen to progress with moderate growth at the same time.




Market Size Available

2021– 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 - 2027



Segments Covered

By Application, Production Technique, and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa




Market Leaders Profiled

Emirates Central Cooling System Corporation (UAE), National Central Cooling Company PJSC (UAE), Emirates District Cooling LLC (UAE), Shinryo Corporation (Japan), ADC Energy Systems LLC (UAE), Keppel DCHS PTE LTD (Singapore), LOGSTOTR A/S (Denmark), Ramboll Group A/S (Denmark), SIEMENS AG (Germany), Stellar Energy (USA), and District Cooling Company LLC (UAE)


District Cooling Market

District Cooling Market Segmentation as per the research report until 2027.

District Cooling Market - By Production Technique:

  • Free Cooling
  • Absorption Cooling
  • Electric Chiller

On the basis of the production technique, the absorption cooling sector is predicted to be the most broadly employed procedure for meeting cooling calls as it uses waste energy.

District Cooling Market - By Application:

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Industrial

On the verge of application, the industry is divided into commercial, residential, and industrial. The residential sector is estimated to rise at a significant CAGR, owing to an escalation in cooling calls due to fast climate change.

District Cooling Market – By Region:

  • North America District Cooling Market mainly involves the study in the U.S and Canada.

  • Europe District Cooling Market comprises the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, the Czech Republic, & the Rest of Europe.

  • Asia Pacific District Cooling Industry comprises India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia & New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, & the Rest of APAC.

  • Latin America District Cooling Industry involves Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, & the Rest of LATAM.

  • MEA District Cooling Market includes KSA, UAE, Israel, the rest of GCC countries, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Egypt, Sudan, and the rest of MEA.

On the basis of region, the Middle East and Africa are estimated to dominate the worldwide district cooling industry throughout the foreseen period. Increasing funds with regards to the advancement of cooling systems are one of the major factors for driving the industry in this region. Escalating initiatives by the government towards sustainable energy advancement in MEA is boosting expansion in the industry. Countries employed Qatar are showcasing high expansion in the construction segment with FIFA World Cup 2022 taking place. Following this region, the industry in North America is supposed to be the second-most dominating region in the worldwide industry.

In the U.S., many institutions and airports are connected through the district cooling network. This, together with the increasing call for air conditioning, is estimated to make expansion opportunities for the industry in North America. The GCC countries are prominent in the Middle East and Africa district cooling industry. The high expansion in construction, infrastructure, and atmospheric temperature is playing a major role in escalating the call for district cooling systems. High potential in UAE & Saudi Arabia due to fast urbanization along with continuing construction activities with government eyeing on adopting energy-efficient technology is fuelling the industry call in GCC. In particular, Kuwait will offer lucrative potential with the gradual rise in temperature and the urge to develop district cooling techniques to reduce overall usage. Kuwait's Ministry of Power and Water has publicized plans to accept district cooling as a contributor to the region's substitute energy expansion. In comparison, the region's activities to satisfy the population along with the requirement to satisfy the rising price of energy will boost the industry view.

Recent Developments:

  • An International cooling provider company based in Dubai has confirmed a deal for 30 years with the government of Andhra Pradesh, India. This deal aims at developing the first-ever district cooling system in the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati.

  • Daikin, a leader, innovator, and provider of developed air conditioning solutions across the globe for residential, commercial, and industrial applications has launched the latest WCT 6,000 water-cooled centrifugal chiller that is the most efficient and biggest commercial capacity district cooling chiller on the globe.

Key Players listed in the report as per the research report are

  1. Emirates Central Cooling System Corporation (UAE)
  2. National Central Cooling Company PJSC (UAE)
  3. Emirates District Cooling LLC (UAE)
  4. Shinryo Corporation (Japan)
  5. ADC Energy Systems LLC (UAE)
  6. Keppel DCHS PTE LTD (Singapore)
  7. LOGSTOTR A/S (Denmark)
  8. Ramboll Group A/S (Denmark)
  9. SIEMENS AG (Germany)
  10. Stellar Energy (USA)
  11. District Cooling Company LLC (UAE)

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Study Deliverables                  

                1.3 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

                1.4 General Study Assumptions                

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Introduction                               

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Econometric Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Analysis Design                         

                2.4 Study Timeline                          

3. Overview                                       

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferences                         

                3.3 Epidemology                              

4. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)   

                4.1 Market Drivers                          

                4.2 Market Restraints                    

                4.3 Key Challenges                         

                4.4 Current Opportunities in the Market                              

5. Market Segmentation                                              

                5.1 Production Technique                           

                                5.1.1 Introduction           

                                5.1.2 Free Cooling           

                                5.1.3 Absorption Cooling              

                                5.1.4 Electric Chillers      

                                5.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Production Technique   

     5.1.6 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Production Technique 

                                5.1.7 Market Share Analysis, By Production Technique  

                5.2 Application                 

                                5.2.1 Introduction           

                                5.2.2 Commercial            

                                5.2.3 Residential              

                                5.2.4 Institutional            

                                5.2.5 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Application         

                                5.2.6 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Application       

                                5.2.7 Market Share Analysis, By Application        

6. Geographical Analysis                                              

                6.1 Introduction                               

                                6.1.1 Regional Trends    

                                6.1.2 Impact Analysis     

                                6.1.3 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis        

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Production Technique

                                       By Application

                                6.1.4  Market Attractiveness Analysis     

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Production Technique


                                6.1.5  Market Share Analysis      

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Production Technique

                                       By Application

                6.2 North America                          

                                6.1.1 Introduction           

                                6.1.2 United States         

                                6.1.3 Canada     

                6.3 Europe                         

                                6.2.1 Introduction           

                                6.2.2 U.K             

                                6.2.3 Spain         

                                6.2.4 Germany 

                                6.2.5 Italy            

                                6.2.6 France       

                6.4 Asia-Pacific                 

                                6.3.1 Introduction           

                                6.3.2 China         

                                6.3.3 India          

                                6.3.4 Japan         

                                6.3.5 Australia   

                                6.3.6 South Korea           

                6.5 Latin America                             

                                6.4.1 Introduction           

                                6.4.2 Brazil          

                                6.4.3 Argentina

                                6.4.4 Mexico     

                                6.4.5 Rest of Latin America          

                6.6 Middle East & Africa                               

                                6.5.1 Introduction           

                                6.5.2 Middle-East            

                                6.5.3 Africa         

7. Strategic Analysis                                       

                7.1 PESTLE analysis                         

                                7.1.1 Political     

                                7.1.2 Economic 

                                7.1.3 Social         

                                7.1.4 Technological         

                                7.1.5 Legal          

                                7.1.6 Environmental       

                7.2 Porter’s Five analysis                              

                                7.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers        

                                7.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers    

                                7.2.3 Threat of New Entrants     

                                7.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services              

                                7.2.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry     

8. Market Leaders' Analysis                                        

                8.1 Qatar Cool                   

                                8.1.1 Overview 

                                8.1.2 Product Analysis   

                                8.1.3 Financial analysis  

                                8.1.4 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.5 SWOT analysis       

                                8.1.6 Analyst View          

                8.2 Emirates Central Cooling System Corporation                             

                8.3 Shinryo Corporation                               

                8.4 Stellar Green Energy Pvt. Ltd                              

                8.5 Emicool                        

                8.6  National Central Cooling Company PJSC                        

                8.7 Alfa Laval AB                              

                8.8 Emirates District Cooling LLC                

                8.9 Logstor                         

                8.10 ADC Energy Systems LLC                    

9. Competitive Landscape                                           

                9.1 Market share analysis                            

                9.2 Merger and Acquisition Analysis                       

                9.3 Agreements, collaborations and Joint Ventures                         

                9.4 New Product Launches                         

10. Market Outlook and Investment Opportunities                                         


                a) List of Tables                

                b) List of Figures                              

  1. Global District Cooling  Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  2. Global District Cooling  Market By Production Technique, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  3. Global Free Cooling Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  4. Global Absorption Cooling Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  5. Global Electric Chillers Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  6. Global District Cooling  Market By Application, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  7. Global Commercial Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  8. Global Residential Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  9. Global Institutional Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

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