Current District Energy & Cooling Implementations

A List of Facilities in Our Service Area

Austin Energy currently provides the following district energy services:

Overall, Austin Energy's district cooling facilities serve more than 20 million square feet (>7x the Empire State Building) and will soon have 54,720 tons of cooling capacity.

Downtown District Cooling

The Downtown System provides chilled water to many downtown buildings, which include:

  • 5 Fifty Five Condos
  • 70 Rainey
  • 208 Nueces Street
  • 360 Condominiums
  • 501 Congress Avenue
  • 515 Congress Avenue
  • Aloft/Element Hotel
  • AMLI Apartments and Retail
  • Austin City Hall
  • Austin Convention Center
  • Ballet Austin
  • Central Library
  • Cirrus Logic
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Fairmont Hotel
  • Fifth & West
  • Fogo de Chao
  • Four Seasons Residences
  • Green Office Building
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Hilton Austin
  • Hyatt Place Hotel
  • JW Marriott Hotel
  • Residence Inn by Marriott hotel
  • Seaholm Power Plant - Athena Health
  • Seaholm Residences
  • Second Street District (mixed use)
  • Shoal Creek Walk
  • Silicon Labs
  • Spring Condominium
  • The Austonian
  • The Independent
  • The Monarch apartments
  • The Plaza Lofts
  • The Shore Condos
  • The W Hotel and condos
  • The Westin hotel
  • Van Zandt Hotel
  • Whole Foods Market
  • William P. Hobby building

The Downtown Plants feature the largest ice thermal storage system in Central Texas. 

North/Central Domain District Cooling

The Domain District Cooling System is located in northwest Austin, along North MoPac (Loop 1) between Braker Lane and Burnet Road.

It serves a mix of retail, office, medial, high tech, and computer gaming facilities, and provides continuous cooling services to The Domain's tenants, such as:

  • Accruent
  • Blackbaud
  • Domain 5 Office Buildings
  • Domain 7 Office Buildings (Trend Micro)
  • IBM
  • KingsIsle Entertainment
  • OneWest Bank
  • Rodan and Fields
  • Simon Mall
  • Streetlights Apartments
  • Texas Culinary Academy
  • Tier Rent Properties
  • Domain Parkside Apartments (3 complexes)
  • The Westin Hotel
  • XO Communications


The Domain plant has a 24,000 ton-hour thermal energy storage tank to shift load during peak energy usage.

Mueller Redevelopment Cooling, Heat, and Power (CHP) Plant

This innovative energy center is on land redeveloped from Austin's decommissioned Robert Mueller Municipal Airport and is among the most environmentally-friendly energy systems in the world.

It provides chilled water cooling, steam, and on-site electric production to Seton's Dell Children's Medical Center.

Customers served with the Mueller Redevelopment CHP plant's chilled water include:

  • American Institute for Research
  • Catellus Developments
  • Dell Pediatric Research Institute
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Seton Hospital Headquarters
  • Seton’s Dell Children’s Medical Center
  • Strictly Pediatrics medical office building
  • Texas Mutual Insurance

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Find out how your business can benefit from district cooling and potential future sites.

Email District Energy & Cooling today to request more information or to schedule a professional consultation.

Date last reviewed or modified: 6/29/20


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