The presentation compares the magnitude of water and energy in urban cooling in Phoenix and Dubai. A simple graphic method is used to depict the flow of water, fuel, and electric energy from source to final consumption. Imbedded costs of water-in-energy, energy-in-water, and energy-water-in-cooling are characterized. Annual water and energy consumption for stand-alone building systems are compared to net utilization in district cooling systems with TES, microgrid and treated sewage effluent in evaporative heat rejection.
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