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Reducing the heating and cooling sector’s emissions is critical to mitigating the effects of climate change and reducing air pollution. District heating and cooling systems can assist in scaling up renewable energy use, decreasing the utilisation of fossil fuels in the heating and cooling sector, and improving urban air quality.

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District heating systems have been built to run at high temperatures to meet the demands of poorly insulated buildings. In most cases, this necessitates the use of fossil fuels. However, technology innovation, digitalisation and current trends towards more energy-efficient buildings may enable the broader deployment of clean energy technologies – such as low-temperature geothermal, solar thermal, or energy from water bodies or low-temperature waste heat sources – in the new generation of district (...

Key recommendations:

  • Develop strategic heating and cooling plans based on clear political drivers and identify key stakeholders to engage in the energy transition.
  • Elaborate on technical scenarios based on assessments of demand for heating and cooling, as well as the mapping of locally available low-temperature renewable energy resources.
  • Implement the (...

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Last updated on the 01-04-2021 by Construction21 Communication

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